Chloe Winchester is best Brit in Oliva Nova's world ranking class


Chloe Winchester jumped into second place in the world ranking 2* 1.45m speed on the Autumn MET tour, Oliva Nova on new ride Belle Fleur 38. The Berlin/Gran Corrado 11-year-old flourished under Chloe’s guidance, finishing 1.56 sec behind the pace in the mammoth, 94-strong class. Belgium’s Dominique Hendrickx took the win on Colina Pij nvenhof Z.

Alison Barton claimed ninth with a steadier clear on Gaye Hartley’s nine-year-old Roma IV with Jess Dimmock on the Varo/Lancer eight-year-old Cybel II in 11th and Spencer Roe 12th aboard Wonder Why. Louise Whitaker was also clear for 16th on Ruby VIII and James Davenport posted one time fault to take 20th on Tiger.

The top two places of the Gold 1.40m fell inot British hands. Alice Watson took the top spot on the Master Imp 10-year-old The Precious One from Matt Sampson with the Billy Mexico eight-year-old Billy Tortilla. Tony French claimed 11th place on the Converter/Concorde eight-year-old Kinsale Houdini.

And Alice guided the Aldatus Z 13-year-old KEC Havana into second in the Gold 1.35m, finishing 0.57 sec behind the winner, Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan on Joanne Sloan Allen’s Chiquito Z – a former ride of Douglas Duffin. Ellen Whitaker claimed fourth on Fleur with Dom Webb close behind with Alvatore. Louise Whitaker on Cleopatra took seventh and Katie Gygax finished 10th with Ubie De Givre. A fast four in the second round dropped Anthony Condon and Dakar RS into 14th.

And Alice guided the Aldatus Z 13-year-old KEC Havana into second in the Gold 1.35m, finishing 0.57 sec behind the winner, Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan on Joanne Sloan Allen’s Chiquito Z – a former ride of Douglas Duffin. Ellen Whitaker claimed fourth on Fleur with Dom Webb close behind with Alvatore. Louise Whitaker on Cleopatra took seventh and Katie Gygax finished 10th with Ubie De Givre. A fast four in the second round dropped Anthony Condon and Dakar RS into 14th.

Abbe Elliott (nee Burchmore Eames) galloped into victory in the Silver 1.25m on Contender B. The Montender/Lupicor nine-year-old held on to a slender lead despite the challenges from the other 50 competitors to win by 0.22 sec. Abbe also claimed fourth on Javas KP with Ashley Ray in sixth on Quite A Flower and Heather Larson 12th with Whitney XI – all jumping double clear.

Victoria Bennett headed the Bronze 1.30m speed on the Verdi/Dick Z 10-year-old Brandon, winning by 0.63 sec. Will Edwards eased SHW Candies B, a Chacco Blue/Heartbreaker six-year-old, into fifth with British-based Russian Arina Abramovich just behind in sixth aboard Rainbow. Sophie Bennett claimed 11th on Kanga Rouge and Charlott Alpin took 12th with Delanini.

Brits filled the top two places in the Bronze 1.15m, Romilly Simmons taking victory on the six-year-old Rukkato from Nissi Sabina Ladell’s Exclusive Vant Schaaphof, an Emilion Vant Schaaphof/Quidam de Revel six-year-old, by 2.36 sec.

Ashley Ray claimed fifth in the Bronze 1* 1.40m on the eight-year-old Care For, and also pushed second ride Apart P into 11th place.

In the Silver 1.35m Hit and Hurry, Andrew Saether claimed fifth aboard the 11-year-old Contender/Sandro stallion Chello III VDL , finishing 1.78 sec behind the winner. Louise Whitaker slotted the seven-year-old Berlin mare Abeer II OL into sixth.

Steadier clears in the Bronze 1.25m, giving Jessica Crosby 10th place on Kings Hill Cavalier, Tom Hollins aboard How About Now in 12th and Kayleigh Watts 14th on Colton Playtime.

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