Another day, another win for Chloe Aston and Amigo T in Oliva Nova
It was another win for Chloe Aston and the mega-consistent Amigo T in Oliva Nova on the Autumn MET tour, the Padinus 11-year-old taking the Gold 1.35m speed. Fellow Brit Louise Simpson chased them hard for second to finish 0.63 sec in arrears, and Louise’s husband David netted third aboard Polystar I. Brits dominated, with Abbe Elliott in fourth on Booming Blue Z with Louise Whitaker on Cleopatra taking fifth and Graham Gillespie’s Skyfall settling for eighth.
Alison Barton was so close to win, just 0.04 sec putting her second in the Gold 1.30m on the La Poco 10-year-old Billy Anna. British-based Irishman Michael Duffy took fifth on Rumbolds Warriors Echo and Ben Raistrick dropped to 11th when Benevita rolled a rail in the 14-strong jump-off.
Ben topped the Silver 1.30m on the speedy 16-year-old Top Limit, taking the win in this 52-strong speed class by a clear two seconds. Heather Larson eased Whitney XI into fifth.
British ladies featured in the Gold 1.45m, Louise Whitaker the best of the bunch in third just a sec behind the winner on Di Lampard and Dietmar Ackermann’s Balour Du Rouet nine-year-old Ruby VIII. Louise Simpson was just a fraction behind for fourth on the Chellano Z/Peter Pan 15-year-old Unex Chamberlain Z. David Simpson had produced the fastest time of the 12-horse decider, but a rail down for Chessy 17 put them down to fifth. Chloe Aston also posted four faults on Kolibri Classic for seventh, as did British-based Irishman Anthony Condon, in ninth on Balzac.
Tony French jumped the Outcast seven-year-old Last Twist into fourth in the Silver 1.40m, more than four sec behind the pace. Taisie de Gruchy landed sixth spot on Hoodshill First Look with Louise Whitaker in seventh aboard Udget Du Rozel and Damian Charles ninth on Don Gouan.
Kayleigh Watts claimed second in the Bronze 1* 1.25m with the Irish six-year-old Colton Playtime, finishing 1.49 sec behind the winner. Tom Hollins took fourth on How About Now with Ashley Ray 11th on Care For and Chris Moorhouse in 17th on Kilmanahan Diamond – all posting double clears.
Drew Coogan headed the Bronze 1.15m accumulator on the Kashmir Van Schuttershof nine-year-old Bachelor K, winning b7 0.98 sec. Joe Veitch and the Heartbreaker nine-year-old Art Candy took third with Mackenzie Ray in seventh aboard Faltic HB – all posting maximum scores.
In the Bronze 1.30m, Will Edwards jumped into third on the Chacco Blue/Heartbreaker six-year-old SHW Candies B three sec behind the winner. Theo Simpson was close on their heels for fourth on the 11-year-old Alvin Only with Kayleigh Watts sixth on Kondy. Sophie Bennett on Kanga Roughe and Richard Jenkinson aboard Culto also jumped double clears for 10th and 12th respectively.
A rail on the floor cost Romilly Simmons victory in the Bronze 1.40m, the Clover Echo eight-year-old Annaghmore Dolce dropping from first to seventh in the order. They were 0.27 sec quicker than the winner. British-based Russian Arina Abramovich took second on the Cato Z 12-year-old Rainbow, four sec behind the winner. Lily Beveridge and Taima finished on four faults for 12th place.
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