Tracey Newman is off to HOYS

Tracey Newman landed the top spot in the Addington Manor talentseekers to book a ticket to HOYS with Derek Bolton’s Lucky Boy stallion Challenge at Field House.

“He’s missed out by one on so many finals by finishing third or fourth in newcomer and Foxhunter second rounds and HOYS grade C, this was his time,” she said.

David Cole’s 13-fence track asked questions aplenty with tall verticals, committed distances and plenty of turns to reduce the ninety starters to 23 for the jump-off.

Adrian Whiteway’s early target on Anyway II, a Nathos R/Rubert R 11-year-old bought a year ago from Heather Larson and a Hickstead B and C finalist.

Tracey cut just 0.03 sec from his time on the nine-year-old Challenge, another through to the Hickstead B and C final in the summer.

A late round from Holly Gillott – who had four in the jump-off – earned third place for Jane Heerbeck’s Carolus K. The Indoctro nine-year-old has been produced by JP Sheffield, competing up to 2* level eventing before switching to showjumping.

Helen Tredwell missed out on a HOYS place by just 0.01 sec on the Balou Du Rouet/Concorde nine-year-old Balouetta in fourth. Rob Bevis took fifth on the Lord Z eight-year-old Chablis E T and Paul Bevan was sixth with the scopey Deangelo II, a Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Kashmir Van Schuttershof eight-year-old.

Opting for a steadier double clear on the inexperienced Catoki/Sandro mare Cathalina V, Alex Thompson took the HOYS seven-year-old spot.

Holly Gillott and the big-jumping Quality Old Joker took victory in the £500-to-the-winner concluding 1.40m. Rob Maguire took second on Anastasia Van De Helle – winner of last year’s HOYS Foxhunter final – with Mennell Watson and Outcast in third.

Jamie Wingrove had four in the jump-off and picked up fourth on Ashdale Truman and fifth on Cardigan Z.

Joss Williams made the journey worthwhile on the middle day, taking the 1.30m and the 1.40m on Culmore Prospect and also won the four-year-old on Horatio.