Chloe Aston doubles up and Brits take the lion's share of the prizes in Oliva Nova


There’s just no stopping Chloe Aston! Already a multi-winner on the Autumn Met tour, Oliva Nova, she doubled up with two wins on Friday.

The Catoki nine-year-old Chico flourished under Chloe’s guidance to head the Gold tour 2* 1.30m to win by half a sec. British-based Irishman David Simpson finished in sixth with the 11-year-old Polystar I. Spain’s Antonio Marinas Soto took 13th on Diamondloma and Graham Gillespie slotted Skyfall into 15th. Alison Barton (Billy Anna) took 19th, Katie Gygax (Ubie De Givre) stood 20th and Louise Simpson (Double Deuce Retto) finished in 23rd place.

Chloe teamed up with her ultra-consistent Amigo T to head the Gold tour 2* 1.35m speed by an amazing four sec. A total of 51 contended this speed class, with Chloe easily holding off all challenges. Fellow Brit Abbe Elliott claimed second on the speedy Lupicor nine-year-old Casti Aneira with David Simpson filling fifth spot on Starfighter. Ben Raistrick took eighth on Qashqai Van Het Veldhof and Shane O’Reilly – another British-based Irishman – stood 10th on Oakingham Stud’s Uno Du Thot. Heather Larson rode into 12th on Townhead Imagine De Muze and Ben Bick took 20th on Rumers Ascari.

In the Silver tour 1* 1.35m speed, Taisie de Gruchy outpaced all 71 rivals to take the class by 1.45 sec on the Lupicor nine-year-old Hoodshill First Look. Louise Whitaker claimed seventh on the Berlin/Kannan eight-year-old Leen OL and Abbe Elliott took 11th aboard Contender B. Chloe Aston and Ilias also jumped clear for 16th.

British-based Irishman Roger McCrea, riding for Oakingham Stud, collared first place in the Silver tour 1.25m on the nine-year-old Tulipe De Baudiere, winning by 0.32 sec. Tony French jumped into third place on Last Twist with Dom Webb on Archie in fifth and Abbe Elliott sixth aboard Javas KP. Shane O’Reilly took 11th on Eye Candy W.

Felix McCartney registered victory in the Bronze 1* 1.40m aboard Chintan Z, a nine-year-old Champion Z gelding. The pair won by 0.82 sec and Felix also claimed fourth on the 10-year-old Fortune Forever 2. Richard Jenkinson jumped into 13th on Adorette W with Romilly Simmons and Annaghmore Dolce in 16th and Joanne Whitaker 19th aboard Contendro Star.

Jodie Hall-McAteer claimed first in the Bronze tour 1* 1.30m aboard the Calvaro Z/Heartbreaker nine-year-old Charmeur, winning by 2.60 sec. Richard Jenkinson netted third on Culto and 14th aboard Cobalt II with Joanne Whitaker in fifth on Andorra. Theo Simpson was seventh on Alvin Only and Victoria Bennett jumped into ninth on Brando and 11th with Raphoe Ella.

Jodie also netted second on the seven-year-old Fashion V in the 64-strong Bronze 1.25m speed. Anja Jackson took fourth on Liberty 348 and Ashley was eighth on Care For. Arina Abromovich claimed 15th on Quick Stepp and Charlotte Alpin stood 16th on Delanini. Joanne Whitaker (Mill River) was 18th with Tom Hollins (How About Now) in 19th.

Brits filled the top two places of the Bronze tour 1* 1.15m, Nissi Sabina Ladell claiming the win on the Emilion Vant Schaaphof six-year-old Exclusive Vant Schaaphof by 0.42 sec from Mark Poskitt and the Irish nine-year-old Kilmanahan Diamond. Victoria Delville-Cutts took fifth on Sonic with Will Edwards on Figaro in ninth and Mark Poskitt 16th aboard Coromondel.

Ireland filled the top three places in the Gold tour 1.45m, Ivan Dalton winning on Umano Des Dragons by 0.25 sec from second-placed Niall Talbot on Nicos De La Cense and Paul Kennedy third with Cartown Danger Mouse. Jess Dimmock was best Brit in ninth on Cybel II and Antonio Marinas Soto stood just behind her in 10th on Cash And Go. Graham Gillespie took 13th on his home-bred Calvaro Z daughter Celine with Spencer Roe and Wonder Why 14th and Abbe Elliott on Wilandri E in 15th spot. British-based Irishman Dave Quigley stood 17th with EIS Isaura – also jumping double clear.

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