James Smith takes the grand prix in Mijas


James Smith took the Costa del Sol tour Master 1.45m grand prix with world ranking points in Mijas, Spain with a quick, calculating round on the This Uno/Grosso Z 10-year-old Tyson Uno (pictured) to win with a sec to spare.

Anna Edwards and the Tombola 10-year-old Blazer B eased into third with the fastest time the eight-strong jump-off, but a lowered rail put paid to victory. They were just ahead of fourth-placed William Funnell and Billy Angelo.

Anna claimed second in the Master 1.40m on the big-jumping 10-year-old Chesterfield Z with Ireland’s Sven Hadley on Woodstock De Breve, a seven-year-old produced in Britain by Laura Renwick.

And Lauren Edwards continued on her great run with Bukato, winning the Premium 1.30m with this 10-year-old Dutch-bred mare by Ukato. Josh Bridge claimed eighth on Burello W.

Sarah Jones headed the Premium 1.10m on the Kannan 14-year-old Kannan Ball with Ben Collins in second on Callios. And Julie Slade netted third in the Premium 1.20m on Nicholas 55 with Domenique Bonelli-Baird fourth on Amazing.

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Results: MASTER 1.45m GP – 1, James Smith/Tyson Uno 0/0 42.39; 3, Anna Edwards/Blazer B 0/4 42.32; 4, William Funnell/Billy Angelo 0/4 42.94; 16, James Smith/Theoreme Du Desir 4 76.15; 19, Alex Gill/Billy Grand 8 73.37. MASTER 1.40m – 1, Ireland’s James Gilmartin/AD Blossom 0/0 29.94; 13, Alex Rident/Ucello Massuere 0/0 37.18; 14, Sian Edwards/Adriarna 0/4 35.43. MASTER 1.40m – 1, Germany’s Manuel Feldmann/Cafe Europa 0 58.87; 2, Anna Edwards/Chesterfield Z 0 61.87; 3, Ireland’s Sven Hadley/Woodstock De Breve 0 62.30; 9, James Smith/Indigo Van De Roshoeve 4 67.02. PREMIUM 1.30m – 1, Lauren Edwards/Bukato 0/0 35.42; 8, Josh Bridge/Burello W 0/4 38.41; 14, Domenique Bonelli-Baird/W Hiphop VD Lindehoeve 4 67.14. PREMIUM 1.20m – 1, France’s Dorian Lagarnaudie/Erania Van’t Lozerhof 0/0 36.09; 3, Julie Slade/Nicholas 55 0/0 39.23; 4, Domenique Bonelli-Baird/Amazing 0/0 41.88; 10, Alex Rident/Urrican Du Jaolas 4/0 43.54; 14, James Smith/Bryan Habana M2S 4/0 47.74; 15, Julie Slade/Billy Gogo 8/0 40.34. PREMIUM 1.10m – 1, Sarah Jones/Kannan Ball 0 52.67; 2, Ben Collins/Callios 0 55.10; 13, Francesca Draycott/Elvados 12 61.62.

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