Louise Saywell finishes on top at Bury Farm
Louise Saywell maintained her form at Bury Farm, taking the top-billed winter grand prix with James Hughes’ Pieter VI. Louise has also headed the initial day’s 1.40m on Cordalis 7, another owned by James.
On the final day, Peiter came into his own over the David Cole-designed track and outpaced all to take the top spot. The German-bred Acorado 14-year-old has proved a consistent winner for Louise with wins at Liverpool 4* and HOYS 3*.
Joe Clayton chased hard for second place on Steve and Caroline Barnes’ Ard VDL Douglas 10-year-old Millioninmind. And Joe also claimed fifth with a double clear on Daedalus Van T&L. Jodie Hall-MCateer – placed fifth in the young rider under 23 the day before – picked up third with Colette.
Faye Adams galloped into the top spot of the winter B and C to claim coveted qualification for Hickstead’s Royal International Horse Show on Ebriolita, an Eldorado van de Zeshoek/Concorde eight-year-old she has ridden since April.
“She’s very fast and very scopey, one I think is going to be special,” said Faye.
A delighted Holly Brougham picked up the second qualifying ticket with Elvis V, a Canturano/Montreux eight-year-old produced for the last three years. John Crippen just missed out with third place on Veyron Lassergut and Dale Burnham slotted Calinka into fourth.
Fresh from her hat-trick of wins at Liverpool, Jessica Hewitt produced lightning-quick, daring turns on the Kojack/Concorde 13-year-old mare Zaronda II to take the DDS Demoltion 1.25m.
Ronnie Jones won the Foxhunter/grade C on Zoe Taylor’s eight-year-old MHS Patriot, relegating Zoe Smith and the nine-year-old Que Sera III into second by an impressive 3.74 sec. Ronnie also claimed fifth aboard Du Pouquet Sanmore. Ben Walker and Warriors Charm jumped into third with Emily Hilton on Glawaybay Junior in fourth and Helen Tredwell in sixth on Calcourt Fidibus.
Daniella Stapleton on the Ustinov seven-year-old Fire van Virona headed the newcomers from second-placed Will Lewis and the 10-year-old Titanic de Moisenais, winning by 2.45 sec. Jemma Smith with Knockraheen Carel finished third and James Wilson on Heldorado took fourth with Joe Maher and Appollo X finishing fifth.
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