Brits took the top two in the five and six-year-old on day one in Moorsele. Jamie Wingrove topped a strong class with the consistent six-year-old Heartstring, a Cicero Z Van Paemel home-bred owned by Mark and Helen Welles and Georgia Reynolds.
And Joe Whitaker chased hard for second on the Locarno six-year-old La Mona, finishing almost two sec behind.
Anna Power took eighth in the seven-year-old with Edison, jumping double clear but coming home 5.88 sec behind the winner. Dan Neilson and Strides Hattons Treasure finished 19th.
Three faults in the 2* 1.20m dropped Dan and Newton Nickel to 13th.
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