Antonia Platt hits form at Addington


Antonia Platt enjoyed a purple patch on the final day at Addington’s pony premier, qualifying for the Charles Stanley winter JA Classic final and the Hickstead JC.

Riding Carnhill Luna, an Irish 11-year-old gelding, Antonia sped straight to the top in the winter JA Classic. Faced with a technical track, only four of 23 starters accessed the jump-off, and Antonia, 15, dismissed any nerves to guide Luna into an impressive 2.60 sec victory.

Madison Jamison provided the only other double clear for second place on new ride Bodyssee des Avelines, a Belgian-bred 10-year-old mare who joined her at Christmas.

Nicole Lockhead Anderson and the nine-year-old mare Pochantas – already qualified after winning at South View – took third.

Therefore, the qualifying spot was handed down to Hallie Lunn on Javas Alun in fourth and the only other to reach the final jump-off. Bobbie Heath and Air Flow claimed fifth.

And Antonia claimed the second qualifying spot in the winter JC on the Irish 10-year-old Bonnies Lass.

Lottie Tutt galloped into the top spot here with Helen Tredwell’s Kanclaudius, a seven-year-old Marius Claudius daughter bred by Helen as a horse, but she just didn’t grow. The pair contended the HOYS newcomer final in 2016 and had come close to qualifying the JC at South View – finishing fourth twice.

Allana Clutterbuck just missed out with third place on Sue Evans’ Atomic du Bary with Elizabeth Baker and Ikehurst Colour Code in fourth. Daisy McKinlay and Spot the Go Jo jumped into fifth with India Bussey’s Ranchwood Latte sixth.

Sienna Charles doubled up in the concluding classes. She headed the 148cm restricted on Magic Cornflakes, who had qualified for the winter JA classic the day before. They pushed Mia Barr and Killy Colour Code into second.

And Sienna secured victory in the final Horsequest UK coral qualifier on Billy Wish, who had jumped into a Hickstead JC qualifying place just 24 hours earlier. Sandy McLean netted second place on Kippure Lancelot to guarantee a place in the Blue Chip final.

Tahnia Jordan Jones topped the JC/JA warm-up with Sulan Hollywood Knight, relegating Flo Norris aboard Nils D Hurl Vent. Sofia Coope eased Rockfield Smokey Leo into third with Grace Plowman fourth on Fernville Max. Sandy McLean was fifth on Castle Hill Clover, just ahead of Lauren Roach in sixth with Colours of Romeo.

Liberty Hargave triumphed in the 1m open with Midnight Minuet, jumping ahead of Francesca Young in second on Archers Delight. Sofia and Rockfield Smokey Leo took third.

Lucy Swift won the newcomers aboard Hidden Folly with Molly Faulkner in second with Catherston Nutsafe. Bowen McCrory took third on Tip Top Sand with Sandy and Kippure Lancelot fourth, Flo Norris fifth aboard Craughwell Boy and Isobel Codd in sixth with Iska.

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