Max Routledge jumped to victory in the Master 1.30m on the talented six-year-old Firkov Du Rouet, a son of Baloubet Du Rouet. They headed the class with 1.28 sec in hand over fellow Brit Lara Whiteway on the Kannan 13-year-old Pericles.
Brits featured heavily here, with William Funnell fifth on Billy In Fashion and Adrian Whiteway in seventh on Sharon Baldwin’s Cash Point. Only seven reached the second round. Victoria Shanks was in eighth on Ceross and Lara aboard second ride Cocos Moon River finished 11 th, both on four in the first round.
Adrian Whiteway was best Brit in the Master 1.40m, taking sixth on the Contendro nine-year-old Carambow. A total of 19 of the 48 starters gained jump-off access, with Adrian finishing 1.84 sec behind the winner, Australia’s James Paterson-Robinson on Dena-Sienne.
James Smith and Balibu was just 0.20 sec behind Adrian for seventh and Max Routledge took 12th with a steady double clear on the promising Sieco.
Richard Howley jumped into third place in the Premium 1.40m speed on the Vaillant/Numero Uno eight-year-old Dienna, just 0.22 sec behind the winner, the Nether;and’s Don Kuipers on Dazard.
Jamie Gornall is fast forming a partnership with Cristobal 21, a former ride of John Whitaker and Matt Sampson, and the pair took sixth in the Master 1.35m speed with aneasy clear, opting for accuracy and finishing some 16 sec behind the winner. Alex Gill on Billy Salsa and Daisy Davis with Anatar both chased the clock but ended up on eight faults apiece for ninth and 10th respectively.
Lara Whiteway claimed a win in the Premium 1,20m on Cavalia WH, an Indoctro nine-year-old, with 1.22 sec in hand. Julie Slade tok fourth on Billy GoGo and 10th on Billy Angelo, and Nadine Bruere finished 11th on Eletta.
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