Jake Saywell takes the six and seven-year-old championship at Hickstead


On day two at Hickstead’s popular All England Jumping Championships, Jake Saywell claimed victory in the All England six and seven-year-old title to secure the £500 first prize on Fantastico.

The six-year-old with Eldorado Van De Zeshoek/Damiro bloodlines, produced by Jake from his British novice days two years ago, didn’t turn a hair in the big International arena to take the win. It bodes well for HOYS next month, where they tackle in the newcomer final after winning the qualifier at Wales and West.

David McPherson brought the Balou Du Rouet/Guidam gelding Sirocco – his British Young Horse seven-year-old champion – into second. This pair is another HOYS bound for the talentseekers final.

Alex Gill and Billy Amber took third with Stuart Harvey and Egbert fourth, Alex Thompson on Cathalina in fifth and Lauren Edwards on Ella Sandra G sixth. Louise Simpson (nee Pavitt) took seventh on Hello Vivendi and her sister Nicole claimed eighth on Xena 16.

Alex Gill took first and third in the All England five-year-old championship on two Cevin Z daughters, easing Billy Samaritan into the top spot and Billy Betsy (pictured) into third.

Michaela Huntington sandwiched Gina Trojka S into second with Alex Thompson and Dewpoint Diamond in fourth. Jude Burgess took fifth with Gimona and Lola Wade claimed sixth on Miami 19.

Joss Williams galloped into the 1.40m top spot on the versatile Culmore Prospect, a mare who can turn from speed classes to Puissance with ease.

Maja Burnell eased Crona CR into second with Phillip Miller and Sussex Caretino in third. Michael Duffy and Dominant H took fourth just ahead of Keith Doyle and Harlequin Dunraven. Bryony Ward took sixth on Mill Hollow Clouding and Robert Whitaker took seventh with Cash Sent.

Leesa Long continued on her successful run, doubling up with 1.20m open and 1.20m amateur wins. Already a winner on day one, Leesa commandeered the top two places in the 1.20m open qualifier with Tammy’s Girl (pictured) and Saber. Ella Popely and Little Luidam took third and Sharon Hunt filled fourth place on Veyga with Julian Mincher fifth on Risk It.

And Tammy’s Girl and LVS No Doubt filled the top two spots in the amateur qualifier. Hannah Tiley and Amaryllis took third here, with Georgina Wood on Sjapo Le Sursaut in fourth and Amy Carnet on Ja Lo II in fifth.

With 109 starters, the 1.30m qualifier was always going to be fast. Zoe Adams and the speedy Satonamillion headed the class followed closely by Michaela Huntington on Alegro Z. Max Routledge took third on Carus Royale with Paul Crago and Ultimate Risk in fourth.

Victoria Cooper and Mieke doubled up with 1.10m amateur first qualifier and the second 1m open qualifier, winning with conviction.

Melissa Garry and Kirsch took second in the 1m class – contended by a mammoth 222 competitors – with Kyle Bedford in third on Kilcurry Jumping Z.

Charlotte Foreman and Tubbercurry Lass took second in the amateur qualifier with Al Jabar Yaqib in third on Quito Du Buisson Z. Leesa and LVS No Doubt finished fourth.

Jade Baxter took the first 1m open qualifier on Billy Condretti with Lucy Woodward on Ballyhathi in second and Olivia Martin riding Anderida Laureta in third.

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