Laura Renwick is best Brit on day one for the five star riders at Valkenswaard

At the Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard, Laura Renwick and Bintang jumped double clear for ninth in the 5* 1.45m, 3.61 sec behind the pace. Also jumping steady double clears in this two-phase competition were John Whitaker with Argento and Alexandra Thornton with Charielle for 18th and 19th.

Laura jumped Heliodor Hybris in the 1.50/1.55m for clear and four, dropping from a potential fourth to 13th.

Tm Wilks was just 0.02 sec off the pace on the six-year-old Kay for second in the six and seven-year-old speed, won by Ireland’s Darragh Kenny on Audi’s Fanmail Z. Laura took fifth on the six-year-old Alothain De Blondel. Scott Brash jumped a steadier clear on the seven-year-old Hello Mr President for 13th.

Tim also finished third in the medium tour 1.40m on the eight-year-old Une De Printemps, fnishing 1.17 sec behind the winner, the USA’s Laura Kraut on Bialda. Helen Tredwell and Flawless jumped a steady clear for 20th.

James Emblen took third on Filou Van Overis in the special invitational 1.35m in a close jump-off, finishing 0.19 sec behind the winner. Jane Davies took fifth on Eclips Van Erpekom with Tess Carmichael 10th and 11th on Atlantis PP Z and Unique III.

And James went two better in the 1.20m, taking a win on the Balou Du Rouet nine-year-old Skelwith Lady Delilah by 1.73 sec. Abbie Summers and Quantas took fifth.

James Fisher and Darius De W took ninth in the small tour 1.35m speed with a steady clear, and Justin Tuff clocked up two tme faults for 19th on Idocus V Bisschop.

Alicia Store topped the 1.10m on Uriko Van Sint Antoniushoeve, winning by 0.30 sec. James Pinkney was ninth on Picasso B.

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