Lottie Tutt is crowned Blue Chip pony newcomers champion on Market Angel
Lottie Tutt galloped into the top spot in the HOYS Blue Chip pony newcomer championship on a flying stride to the last oxer with Market Angel.
Nine clears from the 24 starters were produced, with seventh-drawn Lottie making smooth, tight turns before setting sail to the last to win by 1.43 sec.
“The jump-off course really suited us, she’s so scopey I knew I could turn her up very tight and she would pick up and jump,” said Lottie, 15, who will also contend the pony Foxhunter final on this mare.
The six-year-old Argento/Dallas mare, bred by Derek Ricketts as a horse but she didn’t grow, was sent to Lottie for breaking and jumped in a couple of senior British novice classes before switching to ponies.
“I’ve brought her on from a baby and know her so well. She finds it so easy and is so careful, I can trust her to a fence whether turning tight or galloping,” said Lottie.
Ffion Roberts had to settle for second place on Kantjes Bozzy when Lottie immediately relegated them. The 10-year-old also contends the Squibb Group pony Foxhunter championship later in the week.
Allana Clutterbuck netted third in the ultra-competitive decider on the selle Francias Atomic Du Bary, a six-year-old by Frascator Mail, with India Bussey and the palomino Ranchwood Latte in fourth and Holly Truelove on Orchids Adventure taking fifth.
Madison Jamison had two in the final shake-up, Sweepstake taking sixth with the fastest four faults and Flavia filling ninth spot. Kiarra Hulme eased Bombay into seventh with Robert Murphy on the Carpenter family’s Opto-Mist taking eighth.
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