Max Routledge is a double winner at Pyecombe with Carus Royale


Max Routledge scored a handsome double at Pyecombe’s summer extravaganza, heading the feature Grand Prix and a 1.35m with Carus Royale.

The Summer Grand Prix drew 42 starters and eight of them provided double clears. It was all about the clock, but Max – already a winner in an earlier 1.35m – was on-form with the Cardino 14-year-old Carus Royale, and they swept into an unassailable lead.

Georgia Tame took second with Guidam Van Het Achterhoek, a new ride of just two weeks. The Wandor Van De Mispelaere/Catango Z 10-year-old has previously competed with Shane Breen and Jake Saywell. This was the biggest track Georgia has tackled with the gelding.

Ben Dalton and the Latus/Granit 10-year-old stallion EFS Top Contender took third with Lucy Bunn in fourth on the Billy Congo/Cevin Z eight-year-old mare Billy Fanta. Julien Fevillerac claimed fifth on the eight-year-old Gilbo VD Gulden Z and Phillip Miller was sixth on Pennie and Di Cornish and Mark Chadwick’s Berlin 10-year-old Basic.

There was a definite International flavour in the 1.35m with top rider vying for the top spot. Max emerged the victor with Carus Royale, having the edge over Robert Whitaker in second on Expresso III with Phillip Miller on Brendon Stud’s home-bred Sussex Caretino in third and Shane Breen fourth aboard Silbermond.

Yazmin Pinchen headed a competitive 1.40m – where 11 jumped double clear – in fine style with Con Air 11-year-old Con Chilli to take the £300 first prize, relegating Ben into second on EFS Top Contender. Charlotte Platt brought Colien into third with Kimberly White fourth aboard Heathrow.

Tony Pearson claimed the R&R Stevenson Jewellers Eventers Challenge with Tracy Cottrell’s speedy Rash R/Quick Star 11-year-old Arash in fine style. Sadly, this proved to be their last win together as Arash broke his leg in the field shortly afterwards and was put to sleep.

Leesa Long was second on Tammy’s Girl with Jack Moore third on Annie Oakley II.

Chloe Breen outpaced all in the 1.30m to take the win on the Grosso Z/Hors La Loi II 12-year-old Zidane VIII, beating Christopher Franks on Mega Times into second and husband Shane into third with CSF Vivendi Cruz.

Christopher took victory in the South of England DM Sporthorses Gents championship with the eight-year-old Continue Baloo-Bay. Henry Turrell and Barbados III – also a 1.20m winner – took second with David Murdoch third on Joligne De Carmel.

Ben Walker was a worthy winner in the Sussex Equestrian Bareback Challenge with Rose Hadden’s Handel II 14-year-old Churchill III, also a 1.10m winner. Ben is now a bareback champion – he also won Bury Farm’s bareback class. Leesa Long took second with Tammys Girl.

Ben also headed the initial day’s Foxhunter on the Je T’Aime Flamenco/Marius Claudius six-year-old Capone III, jumping ahead of Sharon Polding on Findon Firecracker to win with Bruce Menzies in third on Sultanah OL.

Tracy Priest headed a Foxhunter on the seven-year-old mare Fuzeta Beech, denying Ben another win. He had to settle for second on Brendon Stud’s home-bred Native Warrior. Ruby Fryer took the 1.20m on Didante, relegating Alice Emlsey on Caia Balia RS.

The speedy and consistent Leesa Long notched up her usual multiple wins here at Pyecombe. The Cavalier Royale 17-year-old LVS No Doubt topped two 1.10m classes and the 12-year-old Saber (pictured) claimed victory in the 1.20m. The nine-year-old Chavon headed the 1m, a newcomer class and the Russell Pearson Memorial Veterans for Leesa. Victoria Barker took second here on Tell Me Quick with Catherine Fowdrey third aboard Bicton Incredibly Dun.

Leesa also won two discovery classes on the five-year-old gelding Corrados Gozer B P, pushing Ben Walker on Hot Pepper S into second with Joe Maher on Appollo in third.

She was out for another win in the South of England Stoner Jewellers Ladies championship, but Leesa had to settle for second and third on Tammy’s Girl and Saber. Nicola Wilson proved the quickest to take victory on Naomi 55, a Verdi/Heartbreaker nine-year-old.

Charlene Bastone jumped double clear to take the 1.20m Derby on the Zirocco Blue VDL/Nimmerdor six-year-old Fyberlinus H, beating Luke Thompson and Conzalez M on time.

Alice Dunsdon topped the Dunsdon 1.10m Derby with the 10-year-old Cool Dude II, relegating Nicola on Cedric Diggory into second. Alice also won a Foxhunter with Sambo, pushing Henry Turrell on Doonaveeragh Complete into second.

Tom Slattery topped the 1.20m with Unique XXV.

Jack Moore was another multi winner. The Hoes La Loi II/Concorde 13-yeear-old Watinka won both Dodson & Horrell amateur 85cm classes with Jack also took second in the latter with Cavalena – winner of the amateur 1.05m. The Errigal Flight 13-year-old Annie Oakley II provided Jack with a win, heading the 1.10m from Nicola Frankland on Harlequin Sonador.

Bryony Padwick denied Jack and Watinka another win, relegating them to second on the 16-year-old Tiffany II in the 80cm.

Scarlett Baker was also a Dodson & Horrell 85cm winner with the 17-year-old mare Matanique, beating India Payne into second on Ciceron De Buissy. Scarlett also headed the 95cm amateur on Balou with Hannah Wright in second with Racheal 55.

Catherine Fowdrey scored a four wins, winning the British novice on the six-year-old Derryveeney and doubling up in the discovery and 90cm aboard the 12-year-old Zingaro III. And the speedy Catherine took the top two in the Arundel Equine 1m Derby with the six-year-old Bicton Incredibly Dun and Fortunato J UK.

Catherine was on fire. She also landed the top two places in the Phoenix Equestrian 80/90cnm speed Derby with Derryveeney and Zingaro.

Elisha Johnson jumped to victory in the Lairy and Skye Five Fence Challenge with Opan III, beating Alicia Falla on Tremari Mr Muffin into second with Ben Walker third on Warrior’s Charm.

Ben Parnaby claimed the South of England Grays Horseboxes young rider championship on Captain Junior, a Captain Clover 12-year-old. Harriet Locke and Truly Don took second with Olivia Carroll third In Time Van De Nachtegaele.

Jackie Menzies topped the JB Arenas amateur championship on the eight-year-old CMS Royale. Eight produced double clears, but Jackie outpaced all. Olivia took second on In Time Van De Nachtegaele with third going to Heidi Sellars’ Posh Totty.

Kate Whitaker took a newcomers win on the Vleut six-year-old Filundia from Emma Hinkley with Taffeta, also a winner of a newcomer class.

Georgia Tame topped a Foxhunter class with C Indoctro II/Casall six-year-old Corenter Va. Steven Franks took second with Amethyst V with Tom Slattery third on Kamara Van T Heike.

Nicola Lloyd beat 51 rivals to head the Manhattan Championship on the Lupicor 12-year-old Zaragoza IV. Ten produced double clears with Lauren Fenn second on Fajah and Olivia Springham third with Sjirki.

Morgan Shirley was a British novice winner on the five-year-old mare Be Seaball, pushing Georgia Collins into second on Bubble Boy Barney. Lynne Underhill also won a British novice on the Conquistador seven-year-old Flash Darco, and Robyn Montgomery was a 90cm winner on Ezeno with Olivia Springham second aboard Sjirki.

Kally O’Keeffe and the eight-year-old coloured mare Way Up In The Sky took the top spot in a British novice with Nicholas Miller on Latino Light in second. Harriet Barcroft headed the 90cm section on Limmerick nine-year-old Baby Boop.

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