Brits lead the way in Vilamoura


Brits totally dominated the six-year-old on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour, filling the top six places. Nicole Pavitt won on the home-bred Warrior/Equador mare Xena 16 and took sixth with another home-bred, the Don VHP Z/Quo Vadis mare Paris 16 (pictured). Georgie Crumley claimed second on Cotoki, a Catoki/Contender mare, and Joe Whitaker filled third and fourth on the Handel daughter Redhill Fanta and La Mona, bred by Steven Whitaker and by Locarno 62 and out of Joe’s grade A mare Desdemona. Emma Stoker was fifth on the German-bred Pembroke 3.

Joe was also second in the seven-year-old on another home-bred Locarno daughter Diola, with Nicole third on Gemmarco 16, a homebred Unbelievable Darco/Equador stallion. Emma took fourth and seventh on the German-bred Stolzenberg/For Pleasure gelding Shelby 12 and the Belgian-bred Dieg’Eau De Villee.

Portual’s Bernardo Moura and Granada prevented a British whitewash in the five-year-old, but they filled eight of the top 10 places. Emma was second and fourth with the Stolzenberg/Raphael mare Shariva and Valentino/Lordanos mare Vienna. Joe sandwiched the British-bred, Checkpoint De Lison daughter Fairy Tale into third; Jude Burgess took fifth on the Warrant/Goodtimes mare Germates with Scarlette Norman sixth on the Belgian-bred Flavie Van De Helle, Nicole and Newtonhill Monaco, who carries Arko/Landlord bloodlines, eighth, Jude Burgess on the German-bred mare Quite Feeling in ninth and Laura Johnson tenth on Shaw Farm Stud’s home-bred Arko/Voltaire mare SFS Annette.

Carmen Edwards won the five-year-old on the home-bred Zambesi/Turbo gelding Twinning Hill at Oliva Nova, Spain. Jessie Drea brought the Irish-bred Amazon JD into third with Will Edwards fifth on another Edwards’ home-bred Candy Blue II, a Zambesi/Cavalier Royale mare. Katie Fletcher was seventh on the Dutch-bred Grace C, a Vingino/Cornet Obolensky mare.

Alice Watson claimed second in the seven-year-old on the Balou Du Rouet/Galoubet gelding E Pilotta and also took sixth with the Spanish-bred mare Izar LB.

Vilamoura results: 7YO – 1, France’s Laurent Goffinet/Valkyrie Condeenne 0 64.02; 2, Joe Whitaker/Diola 0 66.56; 3, Nicole Pavitt/Gemmarco 16 0 67.34; 4, Emma Stoker/Shelby 12 0 72.01; 7, Emma Stoker/Dieg’Eau De Villee 0 75.73; 10, Joe Whitaker/Lugarno 4 70.61; 11, Emma Stoker/Townhead Ballulah 4 72.36. 6YO – 1, Nicole Pavitt/Xena 16 0 67.56; 2, Georgie Crumley/Cotoki 0 68.64; 3, Joe Whitaker/Redhill Fanta 0 68.99; 4, Joe Whitaker/La Mona 0 69.30; 5, Emma Stoker/Pembroke 3 0 70.84; 6, Nicole Pavitt/Paris 16 0 73.48; 9, Emma Stoker/Cooper S 0 76.30; 11, Emma Stoker/Everton De Villee 0 77.68. 5YO – 1, Portugal’s Bernardo Moura/Granada 0 54.30; 2, Emma Stoker/Shariva 0 57.33; 3, Joe Whitaker/Fairytale 0 60.02; 4, Emma Stoker/Vienna 0 60.41; 5, Jude Burgess/Germates 0 60.47; 6, Scarlette Norman/Flavie Van De Helle 0 62.26; 8, Nicole Pavitt/Newtonhill Monaco 0 66.18; 9, Jude Burgess/Quite Feeling 0 66.34; 10 Laura Johnson/SFS Annette 0 68.88; 11, Ireland’s Anthony Condon/Gerko III Van De Zeilhoek 0 71.60; 15, Ella Baker/CSF Eye Wonder 0 72.82; 16, Emma Stoker/Cool Cash 0 72.91; 21, Jude Burgess/Gimona 4 77.10.

Oliva Nova results: 7YO – 1, France’s Guillame Fourtrier/Chief Tibri Z 0 54.62; 2, Alice Watson/E Pilotta 0 59.71; 6, Alice Watson/Izar LB 0 62.59; 11, James Wilson/Evantos EB 0 65.08; 20, Emily Ward/Lexie III 0 72.99; 34, Charlotte Platt/Salvador 81.62. 6YO – 1, The Netherlands’ Ivo Biessen/Firefly H 0 65.29; 20, Sharon Quigley/Fiorella 0 81.63; 21, Skye Higgin/Anasazi Du Tillard 0 82.98; 23, Helena Cassir/Aidy Des Forets 0 84.21; 25, Alex Barr/Ferrara Durona 0 84.82; 36, Alice Watson/Billy Limoncello 4 72.05; 37, Tony French/Cassius XI 4 76.20; 42, Charlotte Platt/Catango 4 88.38; 44, Skye Higgin/Etoile VD Wijnhoeve Z 8 71.80. 5YO – 1, Carmen Edwards/Twinning Hill 0 69.40; 3, Jessie Drea/Amazon JD 0 72.62; 5, Will Edwards/Candy Blue II 0 76.79; 7, Katie Fletcher/Grace C 0 81.64; 0 66.56; 3, Nicole Edwards/Tinkas Brook II 0 87.19; 24, Charlotte Platt/Goldstar H 0 87.97; 31, Charlotte Platt/Luanda 55 2 97.55; 35, Lori Hannan/Copain 4 86.99; 36, Tom Hollins/Tavera 4 87.90; 38, James Wilson/Gossip SA 5 91.14.

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