Sian Edwards takes the top talentseekers ticket at Bicton


On the final two days at Bicton, more winners and qualifiers have secured their HOYS places.

Sian Edwards topped the talentseekers in fine style to return to HOYS on Adriarna. The Argentinus nine-year-old, bred by John and Sue Nicol at Headley Stud and a 2015 HOYS grade C finalist, has proved a consistent winner of late. She headed the Devon County accumulator and Wales and West 1.40m grand prix the previous week.

Dan Moseley took second on his new ride Monsoon Monday, a Montender seven-year-old owned by Jayne Hunt who joined Dan just days earlier. The pair took third in the Foxhunter two days earlier, just missing out on HOYS qualification, but gained their NEC ticket here.

“I’m just getting to know him, but he jumped super here,” said Dan on the former ride of Philip Splvey.

James Johnson on the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Numero Uno 12-year-old Zucchini Van De Zuuthoeve took the third qualifying place. And Sophie Fawcett, who enjoyed a bumper week here after winning the Foxhunter second round on Winning Good, claimed the fourth HOYS ticket on the Winningmood seven-year-old.

David Wingrove is HOYS bound with Pat Ruck and the Sport Horse Centre’s homebred Excelibur P after heading the Connollys Red Mills newcomer second round. The seven-year-old Vermont/Jimtown stallion has been produced by David since his British novice days in 2014 and was a winner in Spanish sunshine tour, Vejer, the young horse classes. The scopey stallion also jumped treble clear to finish eighth in the Foxhunter second round here.

Katie Pytches claimed second to register her first visit to HOYS with the seven-year-old Belgian-bred Cassini II daughter Jolie Fleur, who carried the Van De Noordheuvel suffix on her purchase 18 months ago.

Laura Mantel and Funnycan just missed out on HOYS with third place.

Alice Watson claimed four wins. She added another victory to her ever-growing tally on Billy Lemon. The 11-year-old Cevin Z daughter, a three-time winner in Oliva Nova, Spain, topped the Paul George Sporthorses 1.40m Grand Prix. And the pair shared the Empire High Jump with Hayley Webster and LK Rocky.

Alice also doubled up in the final day’s newcomers and Foxhunter, winning both on the Billy Congo six-year-old Billy Limoncello, another winner out in Spain.

A 1.20m winner on day one, Julian Mincher claimed victory in the final day’s Redpost Equestrian 1.30m on Alan and Vanessa Pymont’s Mr Darcy 10-year-old Risk It. They beat Mark Edwards on Unbelievable Eddie and Adrian Whiteway’s Anyway II into second and third.

Stevie Jenkins enjoyed the final two days, with first and third in the 1.20m on Emotion II and Willem M, with Emotion also taking second in the final day’s 1.20m.

Rachel Vicary doubled up with wins in the Fish4Mortgages under 18 on Sparkling Indulgence and the Cathedral Appointments 1.05m with Who’s Allez Cat. Martin Brake took the top two in the 1.15m on Quenza Des Tuillieres and Courtown Skippy, and John Crippen headed the B and C on Bentleys Bollinger.

Photos © Jumping Around

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