Annabel Shields wins the discovery second round at Waterford EC

Annabel Shields galloped to victory in the Nupafeed Supplements discovery second round on Gerona at Waterford Equestrian Centre, Durham. The win guarantees a place in the final at the National Championships, Stoneleigh in August.

A total of 26 starters chased after finalist places in one of the final qualifying rounds of the season, with eight eventually reaching the third and final round.

And Annabel maxed on her final draw with the Bacardi VDL five-year-old mare Gerona, who has also qualified for the Newcomers Masters at Stoneleigh, to win by 1.35 sec.

Alex Moorhouse had to settle for second on the six-year-old mare Diamond Chip, with Mandy Gray scooping third aboard the seven-year-old R Mickey Me. Emma Wilson and Caspbaina provided the only other treble clear to secure finalist qualification in fourth.

1 Annabel Shields & Gerona – 0/0/0 – 43.65

2 Alex Moorhouse & Diamond Chip III – 0/0/0 – 45.00

3 Mandy Gray & R Mickey Me – 0/0/0 – 50.00

4 Emma Wilson & Caspbaina – 0/0/0 – 52.25

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

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