Paul Barker doubles up at Aintree
Paul Barker was unbeatable on Friday at Aintree, taking the 1.30m and 1.40m. He filled the top two places in the 1.40m with the Kannan/Kimball 10-year-old Happy Boy and the Lux 12-year-old Lux Fabulous to certainly claim the diesel money.
Graham Babes guided Boucheron into third with James Smith on Balibu in fourth. Phillip Miller and Sussex Caretino jumped into fifth with Ben Walker on Roulette H taking sixth spot.Lux Fabulous had headed the preceding 1.30m for Paul, pushing Jonathan Dixon into second and third with ther Warrant nine-year-old Da Vinci IIVand the 10-year-old mare Camona. Douglas Duffin and Chento D claimed fourth ahead of Anthony Condon in fifth on Arla with Jamie Wingrove on Call Girl in sixth.
But Paul couldn’t catch Charlie Dawson as she jumped to victory in Saturday’s 1.30m with the Hermes de Reve 13-year-old TJM Henry de Reve. She held off Paul's serious challenges, putting him second and third on Lux Fabulous and Sandors Legacy. Jonathan Dixon took fourth with Centa Bella, Rachel Walker and Bo-Gi finished fifth and Greg Taylor’s Daimler II took sixth place.
Louise Saywell continued on her successful run with James Hughes’ Acorado/Landor S 14-year-old Peiter VI, taking the 1.40m in fine style. The pair – winners of two premier winter grands prix at Addington and Bury Farm alongside International wins at HOYS and Liverpool - pushed Jamie Wingrove and Helen Rees’ Bart IV into second. Louise was on form, taking three of the top eight places with Feigtling finishing sixth and Audis Amalia also clear for eighth.
James Smith eased Bolton Gate Ben into third with Graham Babes on Boucheron in fourth, just ahead of fifth-placed Emerson Sender’s Dalton W. George Whitaker finished seventh with Cavas Toftegard and Jamie also jumped clear on second ride Grupello Z for ninth.
John Crippen claimed three of the eight Blue Chip Dynamic B and C qualifiers on offer, underscoring his domination with a win on Figaro VII, a seven-year-old by Quality Time. John also slotted his 1.20m winner Romalette into fourth and took sixth on Call Me Cash. Pippa Allen and the Calvino Z/Crown Z eight-year-old Carthagon G Z took second with Douglas Duffin and Chento D in third. Suzanne Posnett was fifth on Maxim van Overis Z and taking the final two qualifying places was James Whitaker on Centomento JX and Aileen Craig aboard Drumconnick Verdi in the 56-strong class.
John doubled up in the Foxhunter, claiming the win on the Cardento/Chin Chin eight-year-old Jorki from Daniel Moseley, who finished second and third with Arrogant un Prince and Flavio. Lee Williams rode Catango into fourth, Douglas Duffin took fifth with Moonface JX and Liz Forrester claimed sixth on Furst Bismark.
And John's winning run continued. Cash and Candies de Lassergut popped into the top spot of Thursday's newcomers, beating Dee Hayes and Casallola into second. Robert Murphy and Harriet was third with Camille Crow fourth on Fury IV and Bethany Bould claimed fifth aboard Kinsales Flamenco.
Pippa Allen topped the 1.35m with Hope Springs, relegating Kelly Roberts and Reamonn into second with Nina Barbour on Calle in third. Bobbie Heath took fourth on Venus II with Robert Murphy’s Kensington fifth and Amanda Forster aboard Chagall in sixth.
Jo McGlory’s Camielo has bounced straight back into form after an enforced break away from competition, and after winning a Northcote, posted another victory in the 1.25m here. Claire Shepherd-Bramham eased El Diablo Grande into second ahead of Robert and Kensington in third. Nicola Doland and Hermionie VI took fourth ahead of fifth-placed Charlie Dawson on MB Landini and Pippa on Carthagon G Z in sixth.
Blue Chip Championships secretary Amanda Bywater topped the Blue Chip Karma with Triple Twist, a seven-year-old mare by Outcast. Now all Amanda has to do is make sure she takes time out from the day job to compete in the final! Danielle Kennington guided the nine-year-old Hanleen Evissa into second with Danielle Ryder on the six-year-old Grand Touched Numo in third. Greg Taylor took fourth on Elanka, Chris Smith netted fifth aboard Contento and Sophie Handley’s Luv Orla Me claimed sixth. Taking the final two finalist qualifying places was Jonathan Dixon on Zaligra H and Lucy Henderson aboard Falausca Fortuna.
Rachael Connor Scored a hat-trick of wins. The Casantos/Oklund seven-year-old topped Thursday's Foxhunter, pushing Chris Smith and Elmo Hill into second with Danielle Kennington and Hanleen Evissa in third and Brian Thompson with Aredis de la Rose fourth. John Crippen and Figaro finished fifth with Danielle and second ride Grass in sixth.
The 11-year-old B Valeree kicked off the winning streak in the 1.10m, pushing Osha Grech into second with Varuni Z. Heather Denholm was third on Bowes Warrington Walter with Suzanne Posnett's Karmijn fourth and Shelley Harrison finished fifth on Findus van de Buxctale.
The 10-year-old Hinde headed the 1.15m, relegating Suzanne Posnett’s Karmijn into second with Joanne Dixon’s Larino 0087 in third. Grace Wallace took fourth with new ride Iris IV with Ian Wynne and Djabreen fifth and Suzanne on second ride Foesuela in sixth.
Al-jabar Yaqub won Saturday’s newcomers on Cassago and also claimed fifth with the seven-year-old gelding Oligar Angelus. Charlotte Bentham took second on the seven-year-old Diamont de Lasino with Robert Murphy easing ETS Last Chance into third. Graham Babes claimed fourth on Glencoe and Liz Forrester’s Gassara took sixth.
Lucy Henderson claimed Friday’s newcomers on the Junior Mariner eight-year-old The Dude, beating Ben Walker and the six-year-old Caretino Glory/Hamilton stallion Sussex Karetino into second. Rebecca Symons took third on Lisseygan Luise Royale with Suzanne Posnett’s Foesuela in fourth. Graham Babes and Glencoe took fifth with Liz and Gassara sixth.
Raychel Mason topped the 1m on Glebepark Riverdance from Anna Platt's D London Star. And Sammy Borthwick topped the discovery on Forca Twente from John Crippen's Cash and Candies de Lassergut. Raychel Mason and Owens Pride finished third with Charlotte Tyson's About Alfie fourth and Sammy with second ride Super Chique fifth.
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