KILDARE’s Mikey Pender came out on top in the three star 1.55m Grand Prix during week one of the Champions Tour in Vilamoura, Portugal.

The first of six Grands Prix to be held at the venue over the course of the tour, Pender landed just under €13,000 when winning with Bravo Hughes’ gelding HHS Calais (Cavalier Royale x O.B.O.S. Quality) who was bred by the late Ita Brennan.