Laura Kraut takes command with Constable
Laura Kraut topped Solihull Riding Club’s 1.40m with smooth yet tight turns at a deceptively fast pace in the final draw with Constable. The Harley VDL/Lupicor nine-year-old has only just returned to work after a five month lay-off with injury.
“He’s taken time to get right, now we’re getting him fit ready for grand prix classes,” said Laura.
Holly Smith slotted the Beach Ball eight-year-old Lammy Beach into second exactly two sec behind the pace in the five-horse decider. Paige Gillott temporarily took over the reins from Holly to ease the Obos Qulaity eight-year-old Quality Old Joker into third. Donald Whitaker claimed fourth with a fast four on the 10-year-old mare Temple Marple and Greg Hill took fifth with Mitchell Moor’s Fuego Du Prelet/Iroko 13-year-old Waarachtig.
Holly maxed on her final draw in the 20-strong jump-off of the Blue Chip B and C to seize the top spot by almost a sec on CSF Olympic Lady, a Luidam/Cruising six-year-old. Holly also took fifth on Grennanstown Sarco Luxhill.
Gemma Ellison claimed second on her Diamant De Semilly/Grandeur 11-year-old Rambler VDL. Next stop is HOYS for the talentseekers and Foxhunter finals. Helen Tredwell and Rowland and Ali Fernyhough’s scopey, promising, Vleut six-year-old Calcourt Fergus took third. Mark Thompson on his HOYS silver league finalist Alex H took fourth with first to go Millie Cornock and Bommel sixth. Also taking B and C finalist places at the Blue Chip Championships was seventh-placed Billy Twomey on Romanov and Gemma Ellison with Elrond in eighth.
Michael Jones aboard the seven-year-old mare Trezanti lifted the 1.30m by an impressive seven sec. David Wingrove opted for an easy trip on Pat Ruck’s seven-year-old Vermont stallion Excelibur P – a HOYS newcomer finalist.
Rebecca Ravillious took third on the Billy Congo nine-year-old Billy Um Bongo and Beth Vernon eased into fourth on the impressive nine-year-old Lotus. Harry Wainwright and Pinheiro Beech finished fifth.
Rebecca headed the Foxhunter/grade C on Billy Macbeth, a Billy Mexico/Vechta eight-year-old, winning by 2.50 sec. Angie Thompson took second on the Landos/Corrado I seven-year-old mare Corrandos with Adrian Whiteway on the ts The Business/Tinkas Boy five-year-old Kimba 1 in third. April Barr slotted Bandoeng R into fourth.
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