José Fumero celebrates win in Royal Bliss  Trophy

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José Fumero celebrates win in Royal Bliss Trophy

Today saw a brilliant Spanish victory in the first FEI Longines Ranking class of this second week of the II AndalucíaOctober Tour.

The very popular José Fumero Hernández had a foot perfect round with ‘Cadum de Champloue’, ‘Cadum’(‘Diamant de Semilly’ x ‘Laudanum’), owned by Raso de los Morales. Sheis a 10yo mare, who won the 1.45m class on the first day of the first week here at the Tour, and repeated her victory today! José told us with a grin, “She is a real winner, it’s just that her rider has to ride her at the same level, and not let her down! She loves winning”. Well, José did an exceptional job today as the pair finished
the second phase in 31.67s, almost two seconds faster than the rider in second place.
“The track was good today, a nice first phase and a fast second phase with some options to jump. It was also a good class for people who wanted to prepare for the GP on Sunday”.

With 80 riders in the class it was always going to be really competitive, just about half of the riders went clear and continued to the second phase. The top 30 of these will qualify for 2023, European’s Qualifier, Grand Prix class on Sunday.

American rider, Mckayla Langmeier with ‘Chadina’ (‘Conthargos’ x ‘Narew’) also had a great ride today, coming second in 33.50s and to complete the international feel to the class, third wasthe Swiss rider, Alain Jufer with ‘Cornet MM’ (‘Cornet Obolensky’ x ‘Gralshueter’), fourth was the British rider Jodie Hall Mcateer with ‘Catoki’ and Swedish rider, Erica Swartz with ‘Madonna’ was fifth.

Antonio Villanueva, who is in charge of Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability of Coca Cola ’s Europacific Partners, gave out the prizes.

Today the Coca Cola Trophy class was held in the Milton arena and set at ,1.40m. This was another big class with 74 riders taking part and 17 through to the jump off. Alain Jufer upped his third place from the other class, to first place here, this time riding ‘Dark Grey MM’. Portuguese rider, Duarte Seabra with ‘HHS Washington’ was second and British rider Robert Murphy with ‘Ibeer’, was third. American riders Mavis Spencer with ‘Contonio’ and Julie Welles with ‘My Boy Bill’ took the next two places.

The 1.30m was won by British rider Mathilda Zelmanovits with ‘Diamantina Z’, followed by Spanish riders, Iván Serrano Sáez and ‘Casper de Luxe’ in second and the next two places were for Patricia Segura with ‘Venu Tot’ and ‘Valseuse de Terlong’.

Other winners today were British Kayleigh Watts with ‘Whisper of Joy’ in the 1.20m; America Hannah Flournoy Buchan with ‘Landora Star’ in the 1.10m; lrish rider Cora Sharkey with ‘AHG Whiterock Duggie’ in the 7yr olds and Spanish rider Jesús Bamonde Bermúdez de Castro with ‘AGR Tourmelet’ in the 5yr olds.

Tomorrow jumping continues in seven classes here at the II Andalucía October Tour. There is a Ranking class set at 1.45m which acts as the second qualifier for the European 2023 Qualifier, GP on Sunday