Robert Bevis and Courtney are top on the Spanish Sunshine Tour


The Brits were on fire on the Spanish sunshine tour, Vejer. Robert Bevis pulled the all the stops when it mattered to top the Big tour D 1.50m with Courtney Z (pictured above) by just 0.09 sec from Belgium’s Stefan Corten on Flinstone Van t Eigenlo. Joe Whitaker and the British-bred Lola, a daughter of Locarno, took fourth just ahead of Billy Twomey on Lizziemary in fifth. British-based Irishman Richard Howley was tenth on Chinook in the 13-horse jump-off, just ahead of fellow Irishman Dermott Lennon on Fleur IV – who was produced in Britain by Jude Burgess.

In a British top four, Max Routledge headed the Big Tour B 1.40m on Carus Royale (pictured above) from Robert Bevis on Vogue. Chloe Aston and Amigo T took third with Phillip Miller on Sussex Caretino fourth. British riders dominated the Big Tour A2 accumulator by filling the top eight places. Matt Sampson claimed victory with Sid and Jackie Jones’ Dolanda from Sally Hopkinson and Cartouche II in second. Mark Armstrong took third on Balougio III and Tim Wilks was fourth on Cavaccio. Henry Turrell and Barbados III took the the Big Tour A1 1.30m from second-placed Tim Page on Duc D’Arsouilles. Louise Whitaker and Cleopatra took fourth. Jake Aston headed the Classic Tour D 1.35m with Wise Guy and Kayeligh Watts on Charmeur was third. Jodie Hall-McAteer took second in the Classic Tour 1.30m on Winde and her sister Ellie was second in the Classic Tour 1.10m with Blush.

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Detailed results: BIG TOUR D 1.50m – 1, Robert Bevis/Courtney Z 0/0/0 39.42; 4, Joe Whitaker/Lola 0/0/0 40.25; 5, Billy Twomey/Lizziemary 0/0/0 40.44; 10, Richard Howley/Chinook 0/4/0 39.05; 11, Dermott Lennon/Fleur IV 0/4/0 41.40; 14, Yazmin Pinchen/Van De Vivaldi 0/21/0 60.63; 17, William Whitaker/Fandango 1/-; 19, John Whitaker/Cassini’s Chaplin 1/-; 21, Henry Turrell/Blaze of Glory II 1/-; 23, Phillip Miller/Caritiar Z 4/-; 24, Matt Sampson/Cecilia 1/-; 28, Tim Stockdale/Fleur De L’Aube 4/-; 31, Donald Whitaker/Martini Van Overis Z 5/-; 32, Louise Saywell/Dassler 5/-; 35, Harriet Nuttall/A Touch Imperious 5/-. BIG TOUR C 1.45m – 1, Kevin Gonzalez de Karate/Urbain Des Grezils 0/0 24.52; 3, Yazmin Pinchen/Con Chilli 0/0 25.92; 4, Matt Sampson/Perfect Rouge 0/0 26.15; 5, William Whitaker/Mersley Chakotay 0/0 26.26; 6, Tim Page Steady The Helm 0/0 26.60; 7, John Whitaker/Echo of Light 0/0 27.05; 11. Stevie Crosby/TGF Rubin 0/0 28.09; 12, Lance Whitehouse/Dior V Overis Z 0/0 28.22; 17, Tim Wilks/Une De Printemps 0/0 30.08; 18, Sally Hopkinson/Temple Marple 0/0 30.67; 22, Robert Maguire/Anastasia Van De Helle 0/0 31.98; 23, Jake Saywell/Braveheart 0/0 32.51. BIG TOUR B 1.40m – 1, Max Routledge/Carus Royale 0/0 28.41; 2, Robert Bevis/Vogue 0/0 29.18; 3, Chloe Aston/Amigo T 0/0 29.44; 4, Phillip Miller/Sussex Caretino 0/0 30.45; 6, Kerry Brennan/Dynamic III 0/0 30.83; 7, Simon Crippen/Atlanta VIII 0/0 31.52; 9, Pippa Allen/Balantines K 0/0 32.46; 10, Shane Breen/Eclips 0/0 32.62; 11, Laura Robinson/Lombelle 0/0 32.74; 14, Tim Stockdale/Tornado Des Monts 0/0 34.20; 16, Alison Barton/Roma IV 0/0 35.54; 19, Leonie Aitkenhead/Clane K 0/0 35.94; 22, Georgia Tame/Zooey 0/0 36.31; 24, Louise Whitaker/Udget Du Rozel 0/0 36.99. BIG TOUR A2 1.35m – 1, Matt Sampson/Dolanda 65points 45.83; 2, Sally Hopkinson/Cartouche II 65pts 49.89; 3, Mark Armstrong/Balougio III 65 51.04; 4, Tim Wilks/Cavaccio 65 51.14; Georgia Tame/Bolien 65 52.13; 6, Tim Page/Hi Midnight Millie 65 52.19; 7, Lance Whitehouse/Horatio Van Ter Hulst 65 54.21; 8, James Whitaker/La Cawarra 65 54.23; 11, Jess Dimmock/Billy Anderson 65 56.74; 15, David Wingrove/Denver P 65 59.47; 16, Aimee Jones/Biance BC 65 60.75; 21, Donald Whitaker/Apache III 65 63.53. BIG TOUR A1 1.30m – 1, Henry Turrell/Barbados III 0/0 37.67; 2, Tim Page/Du D’Arsouilles 0/0 39.53; 4, Louise Whitaker/Cleopatra 0/0 41.11; 12, Angelie von Essen/Newton Tigre 0/0 46.39; 13, William Whitaker/Arkol 0/0 46.50; 15, Stevie Crosby/Carabas Girl 0/0 47.09; 16, Aimee Jones/UIltravox II 0/0 47.28. CLASSIC TOUR D 1.35m – 1, Jake Aston/Wise Guy 0/0 30.95; 3, Kayleigh Watts/Charmeur 0/0 31.71; 4, Richard Barton/Donata 0/0 32.28; 7, Kerstin Deakin/Sunsolde 0/0 33.52; 19, Tara McDonald/Chippo Z 0/0 38.24; 20, Conor Moore/Collonella Z 0/0 39.86; 21, Chris Moorhouse/One Endeavour 0/0 40.06. CLASSIC TOUR C 1.30m – 1, Belgium’s Delphine Falciani/Amethys Du Bouscaillou 0 57.11; 2, Jodie Hall-McAteer/Winde 0/0 58.07; 3, Dereck McCoppin/Chopard Van Overis Z 0 58.17; 5, Kerstin Deakin/Osaka Des Quartz 0 61.15; 10, Alice Palmer/Dy Korette 0 65.20; 13, Dereck McCoppin/Goldust 0 67.20. CLASSIC TOUR B 1.20m – 1, Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Samir Mirdad/Mirdads Maaa Shaaa Allah 0/0 27.49; 4, Andrew Davies/Dinky Toy 0/0 30.01; 7, Kieran Masters/Oxala De Batailley 0/0 32.00; 8, Ellie Stevenson/Kopperfield 0/0 32.25; 9, Georgia Distefano/Cassia DS 0/0 32.26; 10, Ellie Stevenson/High Offley Business Centre 0/0 32.33; 13, Nancy Pinchen/Zodiac Z 0/0 35.99; 14, Elisabeth Fredlund/Bandio De Romme Z 0/0 36.26; 16, James Pinkney/Billinghausen 0/0 39.84. CLASSIC TOUT A 1.10m – 1, Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Samir Mirdad/Mirdads Boooraaq Alrahmaaan 0 53.69; 2, Ellie Hall-McAteer/Blush 0 55.56; 5, Charlotte Horne/Tinkas Gift 0 58.70; 6, Emily Smallman/Casimir II 0 59.11; 7, Elliott Dowler/Britannicus 0 67.46; 8, Pippa Goddard/Jucatan II 0 71.15.

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