Lauren Edwards and David McPherson are best Brits in Lanaken

Saturday was consolation day for the young horses that didn’t qualify with double clears for their respective finals at the World Breeding Championships, Lanaken. Nevertheless, they were still hard-fought, extremely competitive classes with huge entries.

Lauren Edwards jumped into fourth place in the 125-horse five-year-old with the Pall Mall H/Kannan mare Expresso, finishing 2.87 sec behind the pace. Chloe Reynolds and Grenadier Volo took seventh in this 1.25m speed class and Danielle Ryder finished 23rd on the Untouched/Cardento mare Grand Touched Numo with a steadier clear.

Kathryn Ellison on Relentles had four faults and Lauren aboard Kesara notched up five.

David McPherson was also awarded fourth in the six-year-old with the Espri gelding Carlosspri, 3.52 sec behind the winner. Alex Barr and Ferrara Durona jumped a steadier clear to finish down the line in the 158-strong speed class. Donny Janciauskas and Cool Scendy lowered the last for four faults and George Whitaker also picked up four on Furka W.

Danielle’s exciting four-year-old Escape Z was approved for the Zangersheide Studbook after drawing applause for his jumping round. The stallion, who won the four-year-old title at the National Championships, Stoneleigh, and claimed a share of the bonus at Addington’s British Young Horse Championships in August, carries Emerald Van’t Ruytershof/Heartbreaker bloodlines and has more than 20 foals due next year.

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