Philip Spivey wins on day one at Vimeiro

Brits got off to a good start in CSI Vimeiro, Portugal, with four places in the top six in the 1.40m speed. Philip Spivey took the top spot by 0.77 sec on the Romanov/Kannan 10-year-old Smirnov, relegating Louise Saywell into second aboard new ride of two weeks Feigtling, an 11-year-old previously ridden by Donald Whitaker.

Philip claimed fourth on Greg and Tracey Forrest’s home-bred eight-year-old Diamant De Semilly daughter Darya I Nur with Louise and second ride Dassler, a Douglas/Cassini II eight-year-old, in sixth. Graham Lovegrove posted a slower clear on Cento Love for 20th.

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