Young horse classes again dominated the proceeding on the MET Autumn tour, Oliva Nova. Alice Watson eased E-Pilotta (Baloubet Du Rouet/Pilot) into third in the seven-year-old, 0.88 sec behind the winner in the 56-strong class. Olivia Gent and the El Thuder sired Lord Thuder claimed 11th with a double clear and Eloise Guy took 17th on Obora’s Gracity. David Simpson was also double clear on California 19 and The Jeweller for 18th and 20th.
A bunch of Brits featured in the five-year-old. Taisie de Gruchy was best in second on the Zanzibar sired Live The Life, 1.84 sec behind the pace. Mackenzie Ray claimed third on Directeur (Diarado/Rapahel) with Will Edwards in fourth on the Zambesi chestnut Tinkas Brook II. Laura Johnson brought the Luidam gelding Off The Record into fifth with Tom Hollins sixth on Tavera and Spencer Roe’s Gusto 10th. Ireland's Shane O'Reilly, riding for Oakingham Stud, took seventh on Bigstar Derick and 12th on Belga Du Thot. Also jumping double clear was Christina Gachoud on Princess Warrior, Anthony Condon with Gerko III Van De Zeilhoek and Tom Hollins on Finnisk Castor.
Chad Fellows was best Brit in the six-year-old, taking sixth on Cassalfino (Casall/Corofino II) with a double clear 1.43 sec in arrears. Mackenzie Ray was 10th on the Diarado sired Fashion ES with Anna Wilks just behind in 11th on Knock Out Vant Paradis. Shane O'Reilly jumped into 13th on Connor VIII and Spain's Antonio Marinas Soto took 16th with Faya Sao Miguel. Ashley Ray (Anis De La Piece), Anthony Condon (Contour Z), Graham Gillespie (Calvaro’s Up To Date and First Colt) and Kayleigh Watts (Colton Playtime) also jumped double clear to finish further down the line.
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