IRELAND’s Cathal Daniels recorded his first international victory with Sarah Hughes’s Barrichello when landing the CCI4*-S last Saturday at Barroca d’Alva on the first weekend of the inaugural Portugal Winter Tour.

Daniels completed on his winning dressage score (29.7 penalties) with the 11-year-old British-bred Balou du Rouet gelding while, with 2.8 cross-country time penalties, he placed sixth on the same owner’s US-bred ex-racehorse, My Lucky Day (40.1), who had been lying 14th after the first phase.