Anthony Condon and Aristio show their grand prix form in Vilamoura


Anthony Condon was less than a sec off the pace in Vilamoura’s big 1.50m grand prix with the Hales’ family’s home-bred Arko stallion Aristio, jumping a solid double clear. What a future this 10-year-old has!

Denmark’s Martin Dinesen Neergaard again came to the fore on Woulon L to head the nine-strong jump-off. But Joe Whitaker can be considered very unlucky with the Locarno daughter Lola V. They posted the fastest time of all – 1.20 sec faster than the winner – but at the expense of a very costly rail. It dropped them to sixth.

Emma Stoker was also a jump-off contender and took eighth on Bob Young’s Townhead Tallulah V.

In 11th in the grand prix on a round one four faults with Kolibri Classic, Chloe Aston was compensated a little by winning the 1.40m by half a sec on the Chippendale Z/Cum Laude Z eight-year-old Celeste SPB Z. It was a British top four. Tim Page was second on Steady The Helm with Sammie-Jo Coffin in third and fourth on Willem De Lux and Bellamy II.

Tim Page and Duc D’Arsouilles were a sec in arrears for second in the 1.30m speed with Sammie-Jo Coffin on Denzil Boy fourth and Amy Duncan with Adagio II in fifth. Louise Stoner won the 1.10m on the consistent Cool Impression and Scarlette Norman eased Assaro LD into third in the 1.20m.

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Results: WORLD-RANKING 1.50m GRAND PRIX – 1, Denmark’s Martin Dinesen Neergaard/Woulon L 0/0 47.31; 2, Ireland’s Anthony Condon/Aristio 0/0 48.18; 6, Joe Whitaker/Lola V 0/4 46.11; 8, Emma Stoker/Townhead Tallulah V 0/8 50.56; 11, Chloe Aston/Kolibri Classic 4 74.94; 12, Nicole Pavitt/Shahenaz 4 75.60; 28, Laura Johnson/Chinook II 13 81.95. 1.40m – 1, Chloe Aston/Celeste SPB Z 0/0 27.02; 2, Tim Page/Steady The Helm 0/0 27.55; 3, Sammie-Jo Coffin/Willem De Lux 0/0 27.99; 4, Sammie-Jo Coffin/Bellamy II 0/0 28.01; 10, Anthony Condon/Dakara RS 0/0 32.21; 11, Jude Burgess/Comeback De Fremis 0/0 32.66; 16, Tim Page/Galano Ter Klomp 0/0 34.01; 17, Megan Williams/Cisco’s Chateau 0/0 34.76; 22, Nicole Pavitt/Hussah TM 0/4 26.71; 23, Chloe Aston/Amigo T 0/4 27.36; 29, Nicole Pavitt/Doucardi 0/4 38.36. 1.30m SPEED – 1, Morocco’s Youssef Salmeron/New Man Rouge 0 52.44; 2, Tim Page Duc D’Arsouilles 0 53.46; 4, Sammie-Jo Coffin/Denzil Boy 0 58.01; 5, Amy Duncan/Adagio II 0 62.76; 8, Richard Jenkinson/Adorette W 0 66.99; 9, Tim Page/Hi Midnight Millie 0 67.50; 11, Richard Jenkinson/Culto 0 68.31; 13, Alicia Smallman/Illusion VI 0 70.04. 1.20m SPEED – 1, Brazil’s Stephan de Freitas Barcha/Djiminy Criket Des Bergeries 0 55.95; 3, Scarlette Norman/Assaro LD 0 58.50; 5, Anthony Condon/Extra 0 60.87; 25, Anthony Condon/Zira II 4 77.06. 1.10m SPEED – 1, Louise Stoner/Cool Impression 0 53.80; 5, Shannon Kelly/Hi Voltaire 0 60.91; 19, Emily Smallman/Casimir II 4 55.36.

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