Just 24 hours after taking the 1.40m on Larksong, Helen Tredwell returned to Addington Premier to head a strong 1.35m speed on Constant II. Helen had withdrawn Sharon Baldwin’s Carinjo/Burggraaf 11-year-old the night before as he had pulled a shoe off in the warm-up. But it was replaced the following morning, and the pair hit winning form.
Geoff Luckett had produced this consistent gelding – finishing eighth in the 2012 Foxhunter final and winning the 2013 Hickstead B and C championship at RIHS and jumping up to 3* level – but Helen took over in June when Geoff was sidelined with back problems. And the partnership has quickly gelled with several county show wins to their credit.
Beth Vernon chased Helen hard, but had to settle for second and third on the 14-year-old Omane Des Faux and the Lordano nine-year-old Lotus. Sammie Coffin eased Willem De Lux into fourth with Mennell Watson on Outcast in fifth and John Crippen’s Loughnatousa OB sixth.
Jack Whitaker topped the Olympia under 23 qualifier on Street Hassle, a 10-year-old stallion son of Quick Star previously ridden by the USA’s Paris Sellon and Lauren Hough. Jack's father Michael has competed the stallion at 5* level, with Jack taking on the ride a month ago. Jack also claimed fifth on the 14-year-old Heartbreaker stallion Valentin R.
Alfie Bradstock jumped into second place on the Douglas/Silverstone eight-year-old Hello Disckoboy DN with Emily Ward on Doobally in third place. Charlene Bastone took fourth on Newbridges Chablis SW and Pippa Allen claimed sixth with Hope Springs.
Yazmin Davis is Hickstead-bound on Zanbowa Z after heading the Royal International winter B and C qualifier, the Zandor Z/Calvaro Z seven-year-old she has produced for the past two years from British novice outpacing all. Brian Cassidy claimed the second qualifying spot on CFS Vendi Cruz, an ARS Vivendi/Cruising eight-year-old mare.
Robert Bevis just missed out with third on Etude and Alfie Bradstock filled fourth place with Dumolga. Keith Doyle was fifth on Elmo Brown and Alex Hempleman took sixth with Cassini II.
Thursday’s 1.30m winners David Murdoch and Raphaela Von Berkenbroeck claimed their second win just a day later, taking the DDS 1.25m qualifier. Mark Edwards slotted Greenvale Cara into second with Jay Halim in third on Jaque Mate. Sarah Lewis was fourth aboard Doonaveeragh Emma with India Bussey fifth on Chipie B F Z and Oli Fletcher in sixth on Little Business.
Jessica Botham headed the Foxhunter/grade C on Utah’s Utopia, a Utah Van Erpekom 10-year-old mare. Mark Edwards eased Montreuxs Tale into second with Chris Smith on Warriors Glory in third. Lance Whitehouse claimed fourth on Bazento with Sally Hopkinson fifth on Fadograaf and Amber Whetter on Cojak in sixth.
Leonne George topped the newcomers with the six-year-old Zidane daughter Katinka II. Sally Hopkinson took second on Furst Gravin with Emma Slater on Ruxton Hullabalou in third and Jake Saywell fourth aboard Lacondra VD Roshoeve. Kyra Vanstone was fifth on Airo 55, just ahead of sixth-placed Amanda Forster and Granite V.
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