Emma Stoker gets Knokke off to a good start on the young horses

Emma Stoker took fifth in the six-year-old with Bob Young’s Arko stallion Everton De Villee, some 3.93 sec behind the winner at Knokke 2/3* in Belgium. Cressy Neads was 18 th with a steady double clear on the Baltic VDL/Numero Uno mare Freya.

Emma was also fourth and eighth in the five-year-old on Shariva, a Stolzenberg/Raphael mare and the Cadensky mare Cool Cash with easy double clears. Stuart Neads was 14th with the Epleaser Van’T Heike/Jokinal De Bornival gelding Lilo, also on a double clear.

And Emma eased the Clinton six-year-old Cooper S into sixth in the 1.10m speed. Tomer Ziv claimed 10th on Quoit R, Stacey Babes took 15th with the Diamant De Semilly 10-year-old Belle Epoque and Dominic Webb was 16th on Alvatore.

Max Routledge eased the mare Chanel IV into sixth in the Future Stars seven-year-old, 2.26 sec behind the winner.

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