Phillip Miller gets Royal Windsor underway with a win
After yesterday’s hiccup with the dreadful weather affecting all and day one cancelled, the Royal Windsor Horse Show got underway with some great jumping.
Phillip Miller landed the A and B 1.40m with Brendon Stud’s home-bred mare Unbelievable Lady, a nine-year-old by Unbelievable Darco and out of a Hamilton mare. They were in speed mode – finishing with 1.78 sec in hand.
Ireland’s Trevor Breen took second on Old Town KC with Tim Stockdale and Tornado Des Monts in third and Sam Ward’s Wish fourth.
Katie Meredith topped the Land Rover B and C on Zoralyn, a Zip Phin/Orlando seven-year-old mare usually ridden by Laura Renwick. Katie picked up the ride just a month ago.
Nicola Wilson and the Dutch-bred eight-year-old Camille Z took second with Tracy Priest in third with the Calvaro Z seven-year-old Caruso D’eres Z. Emma-Jo Slater was fourth on Kim Barzilay’s home-bred Kimba Flamenco, a seven-year-old by Je T’Aime Flamenco and out of the Heartbreaker mare Uttah Van Het Indihof.
Twelve six-year-olds produced double clears to share first prize – Jamie Wingrove (Heartstring), Jassy Pyke (Ferdinand III), Emily Elliott (Karthago De Cavron), Julie Welles (Aqua), John Crippen (Caluca 2), Keith Doyle (Ardenn), William Funnell (Billy Cointreau), Trevor Breen (Feliano B), Shane Breen (Colmar), Roger McCrea (Davinci VD Bosrand Z), Alex Gill (Billy Penny) and Georgie Crumley (Catoki) – to earn £104 each.
Britain’s Maja Burnell headed the Amateur 1.30m on the Carmargue nine-year-old mare Crona CR with 0.62 sec in hand. Claire Beecroft, also riding for Britain, took second on the Vermont/Indoctro 10-year-old Burgana with the USA’s Alexandra Crown in third riding Charley.
Alexandra scored her own win in the Thames amateur stakes riding the 10-year-old Basic, a Silverstone/Indoctro mare. Brits took the next two places. Louise Whitaker was second on the 10-year-old Kannan daughter Cleopatra with Danny McGlynn and Team Harmony’s Ghana, a Vigo D’Arsouilles/Cash 10-year-old, in third.
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