Richard Howley scores another victory in Mijas
Richard Howley again claimed victory in the seven-year-old with new ride Goulton Emperor Claudius with a 1.19 sec victory. And Carron Nicol, now settled into Mijas following a terrible three day trip to the show, took second. She rode Finnegan D (Singapore/Cassini) into second. Stacey Babes was also double clear on Flairvona for15th spot.
Second 24 hours earlier, Carron again had to settle for second in the six-year-old with Galerius, an eye-catching stallion with Diamant de Semilly/Sandro Bou bloodlines bought from Sovereign Equestrian last year. They were just 0.44 sec behind the winner and Carron also picked up eighth on her home-bred Fantaland son Moonraker.
Lara Whiteway rode Comporta de Mies into 10th and also jumping double clears was Ben Raistrick, 12th on Cool Boy, Eloise Guy on Gigidermie 13th, Adrian Whiteway in 17th aboard Kimba, Morgan Kent with LSS Barbados in 19th. Day one’s winner Lauren Edwards was out of luck with clear and four on Kesara 22 and four faults with Expresso.
But Lauren came up trumps in the five-year-old, repeating her victory of 24 hours earlier, on this occasion riding Breit Star. The Breitling LS/Sir Corland mare finished with 0.46 sec to spare to win.
Carron Nicol guided Goldeneye – another by Fantaland – into fifth with Ben Raistrick in sixth aboard Hessel. Ben was also double clear on Heaven Can Wait E for ninth and Lauren posted clear and four with yesterday’s winner Carumba for 14th.
Brits were out of luck in Oliva Nova and endured a mainly four-fault day. British-based Trevor Breen managed to jump double clear in the six-year-old to take sixth on the Numero Uno/Indoctro gelding Get Off, five sec behind the winner. And he also produced a clean sheet with Zilton SI Z for 15th with Sarah Lewsi providing a similar round on Catokyo for 23rd.
Shane O’Reilly posted clear and four on Bigstar Derick and four faults with Belga du Thot. Also on four was Louise Simpson (Miami 19), Mackenzie Ray (Directeur) and Roger McCrea (Di Caprio).
Trevor jumped a steady double clear in the seven-year-old to put the Zirocco VDL gelding Feliano B into 16th. Mackenzie (Fashion ES), Alexandra Somerville-Cotton (NPS Dangerous), Louise Simpson (Felix X) and Reece Oliver (Coalition) all returned on four faults.
Roger McCrea was best in the five-year-old with eighth on clear and four on Oakingham Titan. Shane O’Reilly finished on one time fault with Milando.
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