Brits are on form in Roosendaal
Brits were on fire in Roosendaal, Holland, with three of our riders taking wins. Louise Saywell topped the 2* medium tour 1.40m speed, guiding James Hughes’ Casado/Landlord 10-year-old Cordalis 7 into first place by 0.32 sec over the Netherlands’ Maikel van de Vleuten on Dana Blue. Leonie Aitkenhead brought the Guidam nine-year-old Clane K into 14th and James Davenport jumped a steady clear on the Air Jordan 10-year-old Air Travel to finish down the line.
Jonathan Dixon jumped to victory in the 2* 1.30m with Camona, a Vleut/Animo nine-year-old. The pair won by the slender margin on 0.04 sec in the hotly contended, 96-horse class.
Annabel Shields continued on her winning run in week two at Roosendaal, winning the 1* small tour 1.20m on the Cassini II/Casall seven-year-old My Casall. The pair claimed more than half a sec to take the 55-strong class. Louise Saywell was also double clear on new ride Kacandra for 18th spot.
Leonie Aitkenhead slotted D.Millfield Darin into 10th in the 2* 1.35m speed, some 10 sec behind the winner. Louise took 12th with Sue Davies’ Luidam home-bred Pewit Nono – the usual ride of Billy Twomey. Graham Lovegrove posted a steady clear on Jakarta Van De Roshoeve d’14 to finish 23rd.
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