Louise is the winning name in Oliva Nova as Simpson and Whitaker race to victory


Louise Simpson had almost a sec in hand in the Gold 2* 1.40m on the Nonstop 11-year-old Fiona VH Lemmenshof. Alice Watson was seventh on KEC Havana in the 14-strong jump-off. British-based Irishman Roger McCrea came home on four in round one to take 18th on Witro.

And she almost claimed another victory. Brits were bunched together in the Gold 1.35m Hit and Hurry, with Louise the best of the bunch in second on the eight-year-old Double Deuce Retto. Chloe Aston and Amigo T were close behind for third with Abbe Elliott and Booming Blue Z in fourth. Ireland’s David Simpson claimed seventh on Grafit with Tony French eighth on Kinsale Houdini, Jessica Crosby and Fleur in ninth, Ellen Whitaker in 12th on Iroko VD Brouwershoeve and Ben Bick 13th aboard Rumers Ascari. Maja Burnell eased Crona CR into 14th and Heather Larson took 16th on Townhead Imagine De Muze.

Louise Whitaker headed the Gold 2* 1.30m speed on Team Harmony’s Kannan 10-year-old Cleopatra, beating fellow Brit Carmen Edwards on Jasper Bogibo Z by just a quarter of a sec. Katie Gygax and Ubie De Givre took fifth in the 49-strong class. Maja Burnell finished in 14th on Carnaval Komombo and Chloe Winchester took 19th aboard Belle Fleur 38.

Ben Raistrick was just a fraction away from winning the Silver 1.30m on the 15-year-old Top Limit, just 0.09 sec behind the winner to settle for second place. Ashley Ray rode Quite A Flower into third. Brits took five of the top 10 places here. Tony French took fifth on Last Twist, Roger McCrea took sixth on Tulipe De Baudiere, British-based Russian Arina Abramovich was seventh on Adelaar Van Het Innerveld, Louise Whitaker took eighth on Abeer OL and Katie Gygax was 10th on Vigo Mail. Chloe Aston jumped a steady clear on Kolibri Classic for 18th.

Felix McCartney recorded another win in the Bronze 1.40m on the eight-year-old Fortune Forever 2, winning by a quarter of a second. Richard Jenkinson claimed 10th on Adorette W with Felix and second ride Chintan Z in 12th.

Romilly Simmons finished fourth in the Bronze 1.30m on the Clover Echo eight-year-old Annaghmore Dolce, five sec behind the winner. Jodie Hall-McAteer took fifth on Charmeur with Victoria Bennett on Brandon in sixth, Will Edwards claimed eighth on SHW Candies B, Danielle Mattock took 10th on Obbie Kanoby and Richard Jenkinson was 11th aboard Culto. Richard also gained 13th on Cobalt, Joanne Whitaker was 14th on Contendro Star and Arina claimed 15th on Rainbow.

Mark Poskitt netted third in the Bronze tour 1* 1.25m on the Irish nine-year-old Kilmanahan Diamond, 1.15 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Rafael Sanctuary on RLE Second City. Second was taken by Spain’s Rafael Henriquez de Luna on the 15-year-old Cornelius 27 – a former ride of Emma and Jake Saywell. Tom Hollins and How About Now took fourth with Ashley Ray in sixth on Care For.

Mark also claimed second on the Handel nine-year-old Coromandel in the Bronze 1.15m, 2.30 sec behind the pace. Ellie Hall-McAteer finished eighth on Kondy with Ashley Ray and Exclusive VI just behind in ninth.

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