Emma-Jo Slater is back in winning mode

Emma-Jo Slater has quickly returned to winning mode since coming back to competition from breaking her pelvis, winning the 1.10m at Bury Farm with Simply Billie Bunter and taking the top two places in the Blue Chip B&C on Kim Barzilay's home-breds, the Cathetrston Zulu/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Kimba Classic (pictured) and Kimba Flamenco, a Je T'Aime Flamenco/Heartbreaker seven-year-old. Emma-Jo also came close to qualifying for Hickstead, just missng out with third in the SEIB winter novice on Robert Crisp's April Love in the 15-horse jump-off. Only 0.09 sec separated the first two RIHS qualifiers, James Emblen and Skelwith Stud's nine-year-old Skelwith Lady Delilah finishing just ahead of Kim Coburn on the Dutch-bred seven-year-old Ballerina. Julian Mincher headed the Blue Chip Karma performance with a new ride, Sam and Darren Middleton's Renaissance IV, a seven-year-old Kannan daughter bought three weeks ago and already a winner in a South View Foxhunter and Keysoe 1.10m. Clare Reynolds and Zinedine IV, a Zyprius/Farnese 11-year-old mare who had already qualified for the Karma at Crofton Manor, finished a close second.

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