Scott Brash and Hello Forever take a second win in Mexico
Scott Brash and Hello Forever were on fire in Mexico on the Longines Global Champions tour. They won their second class of the week with the Banorte 1.45m by 0.47 sec from Australia’s Edwina Tops Alexander and Lintea Tequila in a seven-horse jump-off.
Scott and the For Pleasure/Nimmerdor 10-year-old had already topped Friday’s feature 1.50m classby almost a sec.
In Saturday’s 1.45m, the Netherland’s Harrie Smolders took fifth on the Diamonat de Semilly 12-year-old Don VHP Z, produced in Britain by Louise Pavitt for the Brendon Stud. A rail on the floor prevented John Whitaker from contending the jump-off and dropped Argento to 12th.
Clears were scarce in the second leg of the Global Champions League and the results altered the league table dramatically. No-one produced a double clear. The Shangai Swans team of Edwina Tops Alexander on Ego Van Orti and Janne Friederijke Meyer with Charlotta won by five faults.
The Miami Glory pairing of Jess Mendoza on the eight-year-old Toy Boy and Scott Brash with the Diamant De Semilly/Papillon Rouge 11-year-old Hello Guv’Nor took fifth on a 20 fault total. Rome Gladiators Laura Renwick (MHS Washington) and Jak Hardin Towell (Emile De Diamant AS) took eighth.
Last week’s winners in Miami, Valkenswaard United’s John Whitaker (Lord of Arabia) and Bertram Allen (Quiet Easy 4) took ninth.
The Monaco Aces head the league table by just one point from the Shangai Swans with Valkenswaard United in third.
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