Guy Williams takes a commanding win at HOYS

Guy Williams posted a British win in the JMA Agricultural Parts Trophy, taking a commanding victory from an early draw on Casper De Muze, a Triomphe De Muze 14-year-old.

The speedy pair had almost six sec in hand over Belgium’s Jos Verlooy and Balloon – the scopey 13-year-old Balou Du Rouet/Landcapitol stallion produced in Britain by Shane Breen.

“I seem to go well in speed classes,” Guy underwhelmingly assessed.

“I was early to go and didn’t take any chances. Casper is probably better than a speed horse and he’s a proper winner. Today I had the handbrake on a bit, he’s doing the accumulator on Saturday so I wanted to keep a bit in reserve. He did that at canter today, when I let him off, he’s pretty unbeatable.”

Only four produced clear rounds in this speed class with Phillip Miller on the Carthino Z/Indoctro eight-year-old stallion Da Vinci in third, just ahead of fellow Brit Michael Whitaker and the Heartbreaker/Indorado stallion Valentin R.

Norway’s Victoria Gulliksen took fifth with the fastest four to drop from second to fifth on Via VD Karmenhoek Z with France’s Julien Epaillard on Quatrin De La Roque LM in sixth.

British ladies Nicole Pavitt claimed seventh on Areeb OL and Helen Tredwell took ninth aboard Constant II with Ireland’s Denis Lynch sandwiched into eighth on Ho Go Van De Padenborre.

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