Alice Watson claims a hat-trick on the MET 4 tour


Brits took five of the six classes on offer on the MET 4 tour in Oliva Nova, Spain, including all three of the gold tour competitions.

Alice Watson scored a hat-trick. She claimed an impressive double in the Gold tour. She headed the 1.40m by almost a sec with the For Pleasure nine-year-old Cudansa M (pictured) with Emma Stoker slotting Townhead Tallulah V into seventh. Alice registered her second victory in the 1.35m on the Cevin Z 11-year-old Billy Lemon with Chloe Aston 0.69 sec in arrears for second on the Chippendale Z eight-year-old Celeste SPB Z. Anna Edwards was in fourth on Chesterfield Z, another by Chippendale Z and was also sixth on Bina Ford’s Douglas eight-year-old Darling HDH.

Alice also headed the seven-year-old on The Balou Du Rouet sired E Pilotta with Dan Neilson in second on the Casall sired Cirrus, just 0.79 sec separating them. Alice was also seventh on Izar LB.

Taisie de Gruchy topped the 1.30m speed on the Lupicor seven-year-old Hoodshill First Look by 0.27 sec from second-placed Anna Edwards on the Vincenzo 10-year-old Bon Jovi. Barry Drea was third on the 10-year-old Okehurst Unbelievable Jessie Drea took fifth on the Obos Quality eight-year-old Obos Delightful.

Emma Stoker dominated the five-year-old with three of Bob Young’s horses in the top four. The Valentino sired Hanovarian Vienna topped the class by almost three sec with Cool Cash, by Cadenksy, in third and the Stolzenberg sired Shariva in fourth.

Carmen Edwards was third in the six-year-old on the Chacco Blue sired SHW Candies B and Lee Williams was fifth on Catango, a Calvaro Z six-year-old.

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Results: GOLD 1.40m – 1, Alice Palmer/Cudansa M 0/0 32.19; 8, Emma Stoker/Townhead Tallulah V 0/0 34.65; 11, Charlotte Platt/Jenson 55 0/0 36.19; 12, Emma Stoker/Townhead Campus 0/0 36.73; 19, Heather Larson/townhead Imagine De Muze 0/0 41.82; 23, Chloe Aston/Cornado’s Boy RC 0/1 43.94. 1.35m – 1, Alice Watson/Billy Lemon 0/0 28.01; 2, Chloe Aston/Celeste SPB Z 0/0 28.70; 4, Anna Edwards/Chesterfield Z 0/0 29.76; 6, Anna Edwards/Darling HDH 0/0 31.00; 17, Katie Fletcher/Benz 0/4 34.19; 19, Matt Clayton/Lowenherz 0/4 43.20. 1.30m – 1, Taisie de Gruchy/Hoodshill First Look 0 56.59; 2, Anna Edwards/Bon Jovi 0 58.86; 3, Barry Drea/Okehurst Unbelievable 0 59.97; 5, Jessie Drea/Obos Delightful 0 62.37; 7, Matt Clayton/Cassiola 0 63.63; 9, Jessie Drea/Dekato 0 68.02; 12, Dan Neilson/Major Delacour 0 71.77; 17, Emma Stoker/Miss Moneypenny 4 57.18.

7YO – 1, Alice Watson/E Pilotta 0/0 33.10; 2, Dan Neilson/Cirrus 0/0 33.89; 5, Barry Drea/Okehurst Miss Mexico 0/0 34.90; 7, Alice Watson/Izar LB 0/4 33.77; 9, Alice Watson/Billy IOU 4 75.28. 6YO – 1, Germany’s Michael Wittschier/Candy Day 0/0 37.19; 3, Carmen Edwards/SHW Candies B 0/0 38.78; 5, Lee Williams/Catango 0/4 43.64; 9, Alice Watson/Billy Limoncello 4 71.34; 12, Emma Stoker/Pembroke 3 4 76.51. 5YO – 1, Emma Stoker/Vienna 0/0 34.37; 3, Emma Stoker/Cool Cash 0/0 39.04; 4, Emma Stoker/Shariva 0/4 34.19; 7, Jessie Drea/Amazon JD 0/E; 9, Carmen Edwards/Tinkas Brook II 4 69.39; 10, Carmen Edwards/Twinning Hill 4 69.48.

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