Kayleigh Watts tops the big one in Vejer de la Frontera


Kayleigh Watts scored a handsome victory on day two of the Spanish sunsine tour, heading the big class of the day, the 1.40m, on the Numero Uno/No Limit 14-year-ld Winde. They had almost a second in hand over Belgium’s Ugo Berrittella on Cavaluna Z in the 61-strong two-phase competition.

Matt Sampson slotted Sheyenne 27 into third with British-based Irishman Derek McCoppin and Zaire taking 14th place. Aimee Jones also posted a clear on Lilly 483 and Ellen Whitaker finished on four faults with Arena UK Winston.

Matt was a fraction of a second away from victory in the small 1.35m grand prix.

Only seven of the 32 starters went forward into the jump-off, with Matt easing the Clinton/Heartbreaker eight-year-old mare Ebolensky into second by 0.77 sec behind winner, Spain’s Luis Fernandez Gil-Fournier on Fosca de Ibio. Kayleigh Watts and Kondy dropped out of contention with four faults in round one.

Kayleigh was also second in the 1.30m, finishing 0.45 sec in arrears on Fashion V to France’s Bernard Briand and Utopya. Derek eased Whiterock Lucky Lady close behind in third and Chloe Winchester took sixth aboard Hasj VH Vliegenhof Z. Aimee Jones was also clear on Ultravox II for 14th in the 35-strong two-phase class.

Jake Ward again laid claim to the 1.10m, repeating his victory of 24 hours earlier to guide Frederick into a commanding win with the only clear round. Jake was also fourth on Falballa de Messitert.

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