Matt Sampson in flying form in Spain


Matt Sampson was one sec off the pace to take second on Cecilia, a Coronado/Caletto I 13-year-old, in the Big Tour small grand prix, won by Italy’s Luca Moneta on Neptune Brecourt in the 13-horse jump-off. Ireland’s Richard Howley netted third aboard Calmond, a Clarimo nine-year-old previously ridden by Laura Robinson. Jake Saywell on the Heartbreaker/Carthago 10-year-old Braveheart V took fourth with Jess Dimmock’s Cybell II, a Varo/Lancer eight-year-old and another former Laura Robinson ride, fifth.

Matt was on form, he headed the Big Tour B 1.40m on Perfect Rouge, a Papillon Rouge 13-year-old, and claimed the Big Tour 1.35m on Sid and Jackie Jones’ Ultimo/Wellington eight-year-old Dolanda (pictured above).

And British-based Irishman Derek McCoppin also landed a double, winning the Big Tour accumulator on his ARD VDL Douglas 11-year-old Whiterock Lucky Lady (pictured) with five sec in hand and taking the Big Tour A 1.30m on the Billy Congo nine-year-old Billy Diamond. Tim Page was second on Duc D’Arsouilles.

Kayleigh Watts and Charmeur took second in the Classic 1.35m with Chloe Breen in fourth on Zidane VIII. And Kayleigh took fourth in the Classic 1.30m on Dinky Toy, behind second-placed Ellie Hall McAteer with Dazzle. Ellie was also third in the 1.20m on Blush and Bethanie Knight on All Rise headed the 1.10m.

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Results: BIG TOUR SMALL GRAND PRIX – 1, Italy’s Luca Moneta/Neptune Brecourt 0/0/0 32.24; 2, Matt Sampson/Cecilia 0/0/0 33.23; 3, Ireland’s Richard Howley/Calmond 0/0/0 33.68; 4, Jake Saywell/Braveheart V 0/0/0 37.61; 5, Jess Dimmock/Cybel II 0/0/0 39.71; 9, Tim Gredley/Unex Handyman 0/4/0 35.21; 12, Justin Tuff/Idocus VD Bisschop 0/4/0 38.48; 14, James Whitaker/Centomento JX 4; 28, Harriet Nuttall/Galway Bay Jed 4; 30, James Davenport/Catinka 4. BIG TOUR B1 ACCUMULATOR – 1, Ireland’s Dereck McCoppin/Whiterock Lucky Lady 65 points 63.56; 4, Ireland’s Shane Breen/Silbermond 65 69.93; 8, Tim Stockdale/Erasmus VD Heffinck 54 76.48. BIG TOUR 1.40m ACCUMULATOR SPLIT CLASS– 1, Matt Sampson/Perfect Rouge 65points 48.07; 2, Jake Saywell/Special K IV 65 53.16; 4, Phillip Miller/Darona 65 54.86; 4, Theo Simpson/Touch Of Chilli 65 54.86; 5, Ireland’s Trevor Breen/Derby 65 57.65; 10, Leonie Aitkenhead/Clane K 65 63.11; 12, Yazmin Pinchen/Van De Vivaldi 65 64.75; 25, Stevie Crosby/Carabas Girl 65 64.77. BIG TOUR A 1.35m – 1, Matt Sampson/Dolanda 0/0 30.99; 3, Sally Hopkinson/Cartouche II 0/0 33.69; 6, Kerry Brennan/Dynamic III 0/0 35.68; 7, Justin Tuff/Cumana Van Pottelberg 0/0 35.82; 10, Georgia Tame/Bolien 0/0 36.16; 13, Louise Whitaker/Udget Du Rozel 0/0 39.02; 15, Jake Saywell/Havinia Van De Roshoeve 0/0 40.02; 17, Aimee Jones/Biance BC 0/0 41.23. BIG TOUR A 1.30m – 1, Derek McCoppin/Billy Diamond 0 54.77; 2, Tim Page/Duc D’Arsouilles 0 56.24; 4, Alison Barton/Billy Anna 0 57.75; 5, Henry Turrell/Barbados III 0 59.13; 6, Louise Whitaker/Cleopatra 0 60.85; 7, Abbie Crippen/Vilka B 0 62.88; 10, Mark Armstrong/Daniella 0 65.71; 13, Leonie Aitkenhead/Opium Europa UK 0 67.44; 21, Aimee Jones/Ultravox II 0 72.02.

CLASSIC TOUR D 1.35m – 1, Chile’s Uri Rozenzweig/Elton Flandria Horse 0 65.48; 2, Kayleigh Watts/Charmeur 0 67.99; 4, Chloe Breen/Zidane VIII 0 71.26; 5, Jake Aston/Wise Guy 0 71.82; 6, Morgan Kent/Remi Delux 0 73.03; 9, Conor Moore/Collonella Z 0 75.80; 11, Richard Jenkinson/Adorette W 0 77.16; 14, Alice Palmer/Fanadwest Dancer 0 79.10; 18, Sarah Lewis/Doonaveeragh Emma 0 82.40. CLASSIC 1.30m – 1, Morocco’s Abdelkader Maamar/Miss Maroc Telecom 0 55.71; 2, Ellie Hall-McAteer/Dazzle II 0 58.34; 4, Kayleigh Watts/Dinky Toy 0 59.20; 6, Selina Cawkwell/Twilight Van Hey Reitven 0 60.64; 12, Kerstin Deakin/Sunsolde 0 67.57; 20, Chris Moorhouse/One Endeavour 0 72.23. CLASSIC B 1.20m – 1, Saudi Arabia’s Sheikh Samir Mirdad/Mirdads Maaa Shaaa Allah 0 53.65; 3, Ellie Hall-McAteer/Blush 0 56.75; 5, Ellie Stevenson/High Offley Business Centre 0 60.62; 7, Alice Palmer/Cindoctro 0 62.08; 9, Polly Gredley/Unex Barrichello 0 65.21; 12, Milie Mason/Darc Ory 0 66.22; 16, Nancy Pinchen/Zodiac Z 0 67.72; 17, Eileen MacDonald/Bonanza 0 67.92; 19, Elliott Dowler/Britanicus 0 69.26. CLASSIC 1.10m – 1, Bethanie Knight/All Rise 0/0 21.26; 3, Emily Smallman/Casimir II 0 22.46; 6, Lily Beveridge/Wijnand 0 25.01; 15, Polly Gredley/Grand Conan II 0 32.07.

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