Annabel Shields is best Brit in Roosendaal

Annabel Shields was in the mix in Roosendaal’s 2* world ranking 1.45m grand prix with Wet Wet Wet, but four faults in a quick time dropped them to fifth. Nine from 60 starters reached the jump-off, but although fast, competitive times were produced, all made one error and victory was awarded to the Netherlands’ Jarno van Erp on Al Capone with the only double clear. Louise Saywell and Feigtling had four faults in round one.

Brits commandeered the top three places in the 1* 1.30m accumulator, Annabel winning on the Cassini II/Csall seven-year-old My Casall. They raced into an unbeatable lead to take the win by 3.79 sec over Nicole Pavitt on the home-bred six-year-old Warrior daughter Xena 16. Charlene Bastone brought Newbridges Master Brown into third with Jonathan Dixon taking seventh aboard Da Vinci.

Charlene guided the Couleur Rubin nine-year-old Chablis into sixth in the 1.35/1.40m accumulator, some eight sec behind the winner. In the 1* 1.30m grand prix, Nicole and Paris 16 returned on four faults.

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