Jemma Kirk and Quelisto top Compiegne's grand prix
Jemma Kirk saved the best until last in Compiegne CSI2* in France, and won the 1.45m world ranking Grand Prix for the second year running on Quelisto.
Only five of the 50 starters accessed the jump-off, with Jemma taking the top spot on the J’ai L’Espoir D’Elle 12-year-old Quelisto by a sec over their nearest rivals, France’s Vincent Balleux and Signee Lulu.
Just four faults prevented Charlotte Flack from contending the jump-off on the Luidam 11-year-old Ashdale Luxara and they finished eighth.
Charlotte netted third in the 1.35m with Henry and Edna Harding’s CS Online eight-year-old Ashdale Sublime with Rebecca Williams in ninth on Shere Khan.
Jemma took fifth in the 1.30m on the nine-year-old Tchoupie Peronniere with Lana Craker in seventh on Finer Bride.
Results: CSI2* 1.45m GRAND PRIX – 1, Jemma Kirk/Quelisto 0/0 44.86; 8, Charlotte Flack/Ashdale Luxara 4 78.85. 1.30m – 1, France’s Olivier Guillon/Borona 0 66.44; 5, Jemma Kirk/Tchoupie Pironniere 0 69.05; 7, Lana Kraker/Finer Bride 0 70.61; 12, Lana Craker/Blaze 4 760.81; 18, Kirstie Leightley/Santa Cruz 13 80.56. 1.35m – 1, France’s Philippe Lazare/Rivage De Poilley 0/0 44.24; 3, Charlotte Flack/Ashdale Sublime 0/8 51.93; 9, Rebecca Williams/Shere Khan 1 86.91.