Jane Annett is best Brit in the 2* grand prix in Fontainebleau
Jane Annett claimed fourth in the 2* 1.45m grand prix aboard the Irish-bred, Harlequin Du Carel nine-year-old Pallas Masterclass in Fontainebleau, France. Their double clear was five sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Caio Carvalho Filho on Sunflower Du Theil.
Eight produced round one clears and were joined the jump-off by one faulters and a fast four to make 14. One one time fault in the first round, Lara Whiteway opted not to participate in the jump-off and therefore took 14th on VDL Groep Alitta. Henry Turrell on Blaze of Glory had four in round one and Justin Tuff with Idocus VD Bisschop returned on five.
Amy Inglis jumped into second place on Wishes in the 2* 1.40m. Only four reached the jump-off from 33 starters and Amy on the Guidam eight-year-old was 1.81 sec behind the winner and one of only two double clears.
Yazmin Pinchen was third on Bandito with the fastest time of the class, but with a pole on the floor. Jane on Nonstop III and Henry with Barbados III posted four faults in round one for ninth and 16th.
Yazmin topped the six-year-old 1.30m speed aboard the Berlin sired Briljant LVP Z, winning by 1.34 sec. Jane and My Cino took seventh. Henry and Reddarco finished 14th in the seven-year-old on four faults in round one.
Justin Tuff was 1.17 sec off the pace for second in the 2* accumulator on Cumana Van Pottelberg. Amy Inglis on Samayava Ar Park also posted a maximum score for 11th. Lara had just the first fence down on Ulievka De Breve for 21st place.
A winner earlier in the week, Lara took fourth in the Ladies on Cocos Moon River with a fast four faults. Only one clear was produced, France’s Diane Croizette des Noyers taking victory on Top Jump Maison Rouge. Amy on Amadeouse De Hurtebise finished 10th.
James Littler and the 12-year-old Zarah Future finished third in the 1.35m speed. Only three clears were produced with Kelly Roberts the fastest four for fourth on Reamonn. Jane and Sligo Hermes Touch took eighth. Kelly also took eighth in the 1.15m accumulator on Strebor Courage.
Emma Shingles eased the 10-year-old Torino into second in the 1.25m just 0.29 sec behind the pace. Polly Shaw with Golden Grove AIT A took ninth with four faults in the second phase and Nancy Pinchen on Zodiac Z took 14th with one time fault in round one.
Gayle White took second on the 11-year-old First Diamond in the 1.20m with Polly Shaw seventh on Engelina in the seven-strong decider, yielded from 50 starters.