Portugal’s Rodrigo Torres & Fogoso Win Abrantes CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Rodrigo Torres on Fogoso. File photo. © Lily Forado

ABRANTES, Portugal, April 25, 2021–Rodrigo Torres and Fogoso Horsecampline won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday in their campaign to be selected for Portugal’s team for the Tokyo Olympics in three months.

Rodrigo and the 11-year-old Lusitano scored 72.638% for the win after placing second in the Grand Prix Saturday.

Martim Meneres on Equador was second on 70.489%.

Three of the seven competitors, including José Antonio Garcia Mena of Spain who won the Grand Prix on Divina Royal, pulled out of the Special. The show had scheduled a CDIO3* that would have been the first Nations Cup in Portugal but was canceled because of issues with the year-long Covid-19 pandemic and the recent outbreak of equine herpes virus in Europe.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Claudia Elsner Matos Irina Maknami Francis Verbeek van Rooy Isobel Wessels Maarten Van der Heijden
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 72.638 POR Rodrigo Torres Fogoso Horsecampline 72.553 74.255 71.17 72.447 72.766
2. 70.489 POR Martim Meneres Equador 68.617 70.957 71.383 70.106 71.383
3. 69.000 POR Vasco Mira Godinho Garrett 66.915 69.894 68.936 69.043 70.213
4. 67.936 BRA João-Victor Marcari Oliva Escorial Horsecampline 68.085 69.468 67.021 67.234 67.872
SCR ESP José Antonio Garcia Mena Divina Royal
SCR POR Rita Ralão Duarte Disturbio
SCR ESP José Antonio Garcia Mena Cuba Libre