Friday is Whitaker day at Royal Windsor
It was Whitaker day at Windsor. John had the crowd gasping with his seemingly unbeatable round on the Arko stallion Argento in a sizzling jump-off in the Bharain Pearl Stakes, which was won or lost on ‘who-dares-wins’ tight turns in a series of vertical in a ‘S’ shape across the centre of the arena. But Robert Whitaker dared tighter with Catwalk to beat them by more than a sec.
The USA’s Kent Farrington took third wth Aron S just in front of fellow American Beezie Madden on Quister.
And Robert’s sister Louise added to the family coffers by winning the Land Rover 1.35m Stakes on the Balou Du Rouet nine-year-old Ruby VIII, owned and bred by Britain’s chef d’equipe Di Lampard.
Maja Burnell and Carnaval Komombo took second with the USA’s Alexandra Crown in third on Charley.
Louise also featured in the 1.30m speed, finishing third on Cleopatra just ahead of Claire Beecroft on Burgana. TRhe USA’s Alexandra Crown took the win on Basic.
Guy Williams headed the opening Manama speed stakes with the 14-year-old Caspar De Muze, his long-time lead remaining ahead espite many challenges. British-based American Laura Kraut took second with Andretti S, 0.29 sec in arrears.
Joe Davison slotted the Andiamo 14-year-old Venoot into third with Robert Smith and the nine-year-old Cimano E in fourth.
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