Tim Stockdale is fifth in the Falsterbo grand prix
Tim Stockdale took fifth in the Longines Grand Prix of Falsterbo with Clark and Majorie Glasgow’s Fleur De l’Aube.
A jump-off of 12 from a quality field of 44 was achieved over a sizeable track and five double clears were produced, Tim easing the 11-year-old Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve/Alcatraz mare into fifth.
Sweden’s Rolf-Goran Bengtsson topped the class with the eye-catching Clearway/Caletto II stallion Clarimo ASK for a popular home win by a 1.96 sec margin over Brazil’s Eduardo Menezes on Quintol.
Anthony Condon brought John Hales’ home-bred Aristio, an Arko 10-year-old out of a Voltaire mare, into eighth. It rounded off a great show for this partnership – they had produced Ireland’s only double clear in the Nations Cup on Friday. Just four faults marred their grand prix jump-off round, but connections must be thrilled with the progress of this stallion so reminiscent of his sire in Anthony’s careful hands.
Tm Wilks had four faults in round one on Quelbora Merze and Joe Clayton (Conman JX) and Emma O’Dwyer (Echo de Laubry) came home with five faults each.
Joe Clayton and Lexie III had four faults in the seven-year-old final to take 14th.
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