Guy Williams takes a close second in Bourg en Bresse

At Bourg en Bresse, France, Guy Williams was just a tenth of a sec off the pace to take second in the 4* 1.45m on his seasoned campaigner Golddigger, a Calvados 17-year-old. Yazmin Pinchen was 21st with a steady double clear on the Verdi 10-year-old Bandito.

Guy and Titus were out of luck in the 1.55m with four faults in round one, but British-based Irishman Anthony Condon posted a double clear with the Hales family’s consistent home-bred Aristio, a 10-year-old son of Arko, to take fourth. They were three sec off the pace in the 13-strong jump-off, won by Italy’s Lorenzo de Luca on Halifaz Van Het Kluizebos. Four faults in the jump-off pushed Yazmin Pinchen and the 13-year-old stallion Van De Vivaldi down to 10th.

One time fault prevented Yazmin from contending the 15-strong jump-off of the 1.45m, putting Con Air 11-year-old Con Chilli in 19th. Eight riders picked up round one time faults, with Anthony Condon one of them, finishing 23rd on Balzac.

Howard Ephgrave and the Clinton sired Felton took 10th in Friday’s six-year-old after jumping double clear for equal first on Thursday.

Nancy Pinchen finished 18th in the gold tour amateur 1.20m on Zodiac Z.

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