Hitting the Max in Mijas

Brits lifted the top two places in the Master 1.30m speed on the Costa del Sol tour, Mijas. Max Routledge galloped to victory on the Cardino Holsteiner Carus Royale, relegating Lars Whiteway on Cocos Moon River by 1.03 sec. Adrian Whiteway took fourth on new ride Cash Point with James Smith and Bolton Gate Ben – another recent pairing – in sixth. James also took ninth with Just Max, slightly ahead of Alex Gill aboard Bilyl Salsa. Peter Charles was 13th on Foline and Jamie Gornall took 15th on Le Beau with Daisy Davis 17th on Anatar II.

A tough, demanding track in the world ranking Master 1.45m grand prix produced only two clears from 32 starters. Ireland’s Richard Howley was best British-based rider on Chinook, jumping round for faults and taking third as the fastest four-faulter. He was closely followed by Scotland’s James Smith in fourth on Tyson Uno, one and half sec separating the two. Laura Robinson posted five faults on Jonti for seventh with fellow Brits Steven Franks (Brutus III) and Adrian Whiteway (Anytime II) returning six faults for 11th and 13th.

Brazil’s Rodrigo Marinho jumped a double clear to win on Cleofas Van Westuur. Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer took second on PSG Future with Portugal’s Luis Sabino Goncalves on Filou Imperio Egipcio in third on one time fault from round one.

Steven Franks claimed second in the Master 1.40m with the Diamant De Semilly 12-year-old Abdul Aziz, just 0.28 sec behind the winner. Laura Robinson was fifth on Lombelle with Harry Charles on Valkiry De Zance in seventh. Ten double clears were produced, with Richard Howley providing the fastest time of the jump-off on Calmond, but at the expense of a costly rail dropping them to 11th. Adrian Whiteway was just behind for 12th on Carambow. William Funnell was 14th on Billy McCain and Lucy Townley claimed 15th aboard Billy Herman, also on four faults in the jump-off.

Julie Slade galloped into the top spot of the Premium 1.20m on Billy Gogo, a Billy Mexico eight-year-old, winning by 0.66 sec. Lara Whiteway claimed third aboard Cavalia WH and Honor Draycott took fifth on Lux De Lux.

Victoria Hewson claimed 10th in the Premium 1.30m speed on Sparco with a steady clear. William Funnell and the six-year-old Billy In Fashion took 16th on one time fault and Morgan Kent was 18th on Notis Me.

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