Sam Ward is best Brit in Lier

Sam Ward and Wish claimed second in the 2* 1.30m speed in Lier, Belgium, the Hors La Loi mare finishing 1.13 sec behind the pace.

Jamie Wingrove eased Ephonie P into sixth in the seven-year-old, the the Vingino/Mermus R mare finishing 4.72 sec behind the winner. William Whitaker slotted the Ustinov-sired Furmint into 10th.

Joe Clee took 11th in the five and six-year-old on the six-year-old Calvaro/Diamant De Semilly stallion Kafka VD Heffinck with a double clear. Four faults in the second phase dropped Jamie and Heartstring from a possible second to 20th place.

Emma Rust claimed fourth in the 1.10m on the 12-year-old Escanor, eight sec behind the winning time. Paul Burgess took fifth on Harthill Max with Victoria Delville-Cutts 13th aboard Calypso Handel Million.

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