International round up: Ben Maher and John Whitaker are in the money

Ben Maher took seventh in Madrid’s 1.50m on Cliff 67, the promising Casall/Calvaro Z eight-year-old (pictured). They were almost six sec behind the winner, the Netherlands’ Maikel van Der Vleuten on VDL Groep Quatro in the 13-strong decider.

Fresh from their win in Stockholm just 24 hours earlier, John Whitaker and Argento slotted into fourth ikn the 1.50m speed. Ireland’s Bertram Allen took victory on the Kannan daughter Molly Malone, bred in Britain by Keith Doyle. British-based Swede Angelie von Essen finished in ninth on Newton Abbot with a fast four faults.

John was also seventh in the 1.40m on the Holsteiner 11-year-old Echo of Light, picking up three time faults in the second round. Italy’s Emanuele Gaudino claimed the win on Carlotta 232.

In St Lo, France, Alicia Page finished fourth in the 2* 1.30m with the Lordanos eight-year-old Illusion VI, finishing 3.43 sec behind the winner. Jemma Kirk eased Telstar De La Pomme just behind in fifth.

Philip Spivey stood in 16th place in the 1.35m on Smirnov. Tim Page and Elvera dropped out of the running with four faults in round one.

A steady clear in the 1* 1.25m earned Jemma Kirk and Unisson Des Saules 14th place. Louise Alston and Mack The Knife took 16th with Charlotte Meikle in 18th on Virginia 188.

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