Sam Ward takes a second win in Lier

Sam Ward took his second win at Lier aboard the consistent Hors La Loi 13-year-old mare Wish, heading the 1.20m speed by 1.17 sec in the 51-strong class.

Sam also slotted the Diamant De Semilly gelding Romany into ninth in the seven-year-old. Jamie Wingrove was also double clear with Ephonie P for 10th and William Whitaker took 13th on Furmint.

Jamie Wingrove tackled one of his first world ranking classes on Helen Reees’ scopey Lord Z 10-year-old Bart VI to finish seventh in the 2* 1.45m. Seventeen of the 82 starters accessed the jump-off with Jamie in line for a possible second just one hundredth of a sec behind the winner, but an unfortunate rail on the floor dropped them down the line. William Whitaker incurred four faults in round one on Utamaro D Ecaussines for 22nd.

Jamie claimed seventh with the Grandeur eight-year-old Grupello Z, posting a double clear but proving 2.35 sec behind the winner. Zoe Adams jumped for clear and four on Miss Piccachu in the hotly contended, 94-entry class.

British-based Irishman Paul Kennedy claimed equal first in the five and six-year-old with Destiny Second Life Z, a six-year-old by Diamant De Semilly. The pair dead-heated on time to share the top spot with Germany’s Franz-Josef Dahlmann on Capri 100. Joe Clee on Kafka Van De Heffinck took seventh with Jamie Wingrove on Heartstring in 12th on clear and four.

And Paul Kennedy claimed fourth in the 1.10m on the six-year-old mare H Day Van Bareelhof Z. Paul Burgess took sixth on Harthill Max with Sacha Aldersey eighth on Rainbow De Riverland and Emma Rust in ninth on Escanor.

Stacey Babes jumped a steady clear in the 1.20m on Belle Epoque for 20th spot and Paul Kennedy stood 24th on D Hollinwoods Rusty Ryan.

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