Britain rules in Bethune

The British were on fire on Sunday in Bethune with several victories coming home from France.

Harriet Nuttall captured the top spot in the 3* 1.40m speed by more than a sec on the Irish-bred Easly Lift/Silver Cloud 11-year-old Silver Lift. British-based Irishman Anthony Condon was fourth on Chinook II, a Verdi nine-year-old, Jessie Drea eased Dekato into ninth and Jamie Wingrove took 14th on Cardigan Z.

Jessie topped the 3* 1.45m grand prix qualifier with the Irish-bred Ard VDL Douglas/Clover Hill 12-year-old Javas Wild Child with almost a sec in hand. Anthony took second on Kat Taylor’s Oklund 10-year-old Balzac wth third going to Jemma Kirk and Ayrton UH, an 11-year-old with Indorado/Guidam bloodlines.

Harriet was eighth on the Romanov/Lux eight-year-old Galwaybay Jed, Justin Tuff brought the eight-year-old Indocus VD Bisschop into ninth, Steven Franks and the Billy Congo 10-year-old Brutus III was 10th and Jamie Wingrove took 11th on the Cartani/Quick Star Holsteiner 10-year-old Truman 9.

Louise Pavitt produced the fastest time of the class on Fiona VH Lemmenshof but four faults dropped them to 15th with her sister Nicole in 18th on Hussah TM and Joe Whitaker’s Lovarno in 19th.

Joe was also a winner, taking the seven-year-old 1.35m on the Locarno daughter Diola with almost half a sec to spare. Anthony Condon was third on John Hales’ Zira II, a daughter of Zurich, and Louise Pavitt took seventh on Hello Vivendi in the nine-horse jump-off.

And to round off a host of British wins, Nicole Pavitt and the Chellano Z 11-year-old Shahenaz headed the six-bar, finishing equal with Ireland’s Anthony Condon on Balzac and David Simpson with Gotti Van Paemel. Douglas Duffin and Lui Viton took fourth.

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