Sunshine Tour: Bertram Allen and Douglas Duffin winners of the 7 yr old classes
Bertram Allen (Ireland), added another win to his name today in Section A of the 7yr old class, riding the mare Fairytale 86 (Sire, Verdi. Dam, Anemora RV. Dam Sire, Cantos). This win, and a win and second place last week here at Sunshine Tour, shows the mare to be one of the horses to watch in this class.
Joe Whitaker (Great Britain), riding La Mona and Antonio Mariñas (Spain) riding Faya Sao Miguel, took second and third respectively. There were 81 horses in this section and 34 went clear.
Section B was won by the British rider Douglas Duffin riding Moonface JX, (Clarius/Couleur/Rubin), who also had two, third places and a win last week, is another horse to look out for. Second was Belgian rider Jos Verlooy with Firecracker and third a Irish rider, Emily Turkington riding Jay Gatsby. 79 horses took part in this section with 42 going clear.
The 6yr old class had 174 entries and 84 of these went clear. The 5yr old class had 142 entries and 80 clears in all.
Each horses’s clear rounds, add up towards its qualification for the Young Horse Finals in the last week of the Tour.
Today will be another busy day at the Sunshine Tour as the young horse classes continue.