William Funnell keeps his cool to take second in the big class in Mijas
William Funnell claimed two of the top six places in the Master 1.45m on the Costa del Sol tour, Mijas, Spain with two home-breds. He was 1.22 sec away from winning on Billy Cool, a Billy Congo/Kannan 10-year-old, and also claimed sixth place in the world ranking speed class with the up-and-coming Cevin Z nine-year-old Billy McCain.
Max Routledge, riding for Peter Charles, brought Stapleton Mist into eighth. Adrian Whiteway (Carambow), Anna Power (Crack van Overis Z) and Harry Charles (Vivaldi du Dom) jumped steadier clears.
Morgan Kent eased the Berlin/Voltaire nine-year-old Dolores V into third in the Master 1.35m, just 0.16 sec behind the pace. Adrian Whiteway slotted Sharon Baldwin’s Com Air 11-year-old Cash Point immediately behind for fourth with Louise Whitaker in sixth on Team Harmony’s Kannan daughter Cleopatra. Brits filled six of the top 12 with William Funnell in eighth on Billy Fanta, Bethanie Knight took 11th on Quenotte and Louise pushed second ride Udget du Rozel into 12th. Max Routledge posted clear and four in 18-strong jump-off to take 16th with Sieco.
Daisy Davis notched up a win in the Master 1.30m, guiding Anatar II, a Cheers Cassini/Kildalton King 12-year-old bred in Britain by Steve Davenport, into the top spot by 0.35 sec. Brits took four of the top six places in this speed class. Anna Power finished third aboard Dauphin, Ben Raistrick took fifth on Benevita and Louise Whitaker was sixth on Abeer II OL.
Finishing lower in the order was Pippa Funnell, ninth with West Falica and Harry Charles on Rooney IV, an Andiamo/Bernstein 16-year-old who jumped in Britain in his formative years with Robert Whitaker, taking third in the HOYS 2008 Foxhunter final before moving up to International level. Also jumping clear was Harry and Pippa on second rides Foline and Billy Congo, William Funnell (Billy Dorito) and Jamie Gornall (Clarence X).
Max claimed third in the premium 1.40m with nine-year-old La Lou du Rouet, almost four sec behind the pace. Scarlett Charles claimed fourth on Sacree du Rouet and Victoria Garfield-Bennet jumped into fifth on Brandon.
In the premium 1.30m speed, Aled Harding eased the boss seven-year-old Foss into third, almost eight sec adrift of the winner’s time. Ben Clark took sixth with Valentino and Victoria Garfield-Bennet was seventh on Raphoe Ella. Bethanie Knight was 11th on Cassalfino and also clear was Gemma Wright (Ulrike van Overis Z) and Sienna Charles (Chaitanya 2).
Brits claimed four of the premium 1.20m top seven places but were still denied a win. France’s Jules Orsolini won on Tequila D’Epte, two sec ahead of Brit Honor Draycott and Lux de Lux. Lara Whiteway was fifth on Cavalia WH, Ben Clark took sixth with Clarence II and Pippa Funnell jumped into seventh with Billy Starlet. Julie Slade jumped into 14th on Nicholas 55, Ben Clark took 16 th with Falanta and also jumping steady double clears was Aled Harding (F.Luckyboy d’Hotot) and Lara on second ride Rodeo d’Avril.
Leonne George triumphed in the premium 1.10m speed, winning by two sec on the 14-year-old I Candy II. Megan Broadway finished fourth with Curosa III and ninth on Danturano, and Sophie Garfield-Bennet took seventh on Cirmosa. Also clear was Julie Slade (Billy Angelo), Jessica Blatchford (Chennai), Estella Harrowing (Fearless D Hanovre) and Max Routledge (Centos Girl).
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