Robert Bevis and Courtney head Kent County's grand prix
Robert Bevis landed the Kent County top-billed grand prix and a handsome £3,000 first prize with his consistent Courtney Z. They have just been named for the Dublin squad in Britain’s Nations Cup team, and fully justified their selection here.
Kerry Brennan took second on the feisty Wellington M wth Laura Renwick and Heliodor Hybris in third. Helen Tredwell with Sebastian VII took fourth ahead of Alfie Bradstock in fifth and sixth on the Douglas/Silverstone eight-year-old Hello Disckoboy DN and the 13-year-old KBIS Caicos.
Alfie and Caicos also took second in the area trial, won by Abbe Elliott (nee Burchmore Eames) and Wilandri E (pictured). Helen Tredwell and Larksong took third ahead of fourth-placed Tim Davies on Valentijn O. Kerry and Wellington M took fifth with Helen also in sixth on Ann and Colin Garrett’s Unbelievable Darco/Animo 10-year-old Sebastian.
Helen notched up a double of victories in the Detling Stakes and accumulator aboard Sharon Baldwin and Meadow Stud’s Constant II. The Corinjo/Burggraaf 11-year-old is a relatively new ride for Helen. He was previously ridden by Geoff Luckett and taken over by Helen in June. The two wins added to numerous places on other horses helped Helen to the leading rider award of the show.
Alfie and Discko Boy took second in the Detling Stakes with third going to Ben Dalton on EFS Top Contender. Alfie slotted Caicos into fourth.
On a roll, Helen and Constant also topped the accumulator, beating Ben Dalton into second and third on the eight-year-old mare Clearviews Centre Stage and the Valentino DDH/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Shakin Stevens. David McPherson took fourth and fifth on Sirocco and Ceather.
Darren Wise headed the 1.30m on Midnght Time, an Irish-bred nine-year-old by Kings Master, with David and the Balou Du Rouet seven-year-old Sirocco in second.
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