Nicole Pavitt hits form in Vilamoura
Nicole Pavitt was 0.61 sec off the pace to take second in Vilamoura’s 1.40m on the eight-year-old Unbelievable Darco stallion Gemmarco 16. Emma Stoker eased the Stolzenberg eight-year-old Shelby 12 into third and four faults in the jump-off dropped Laura Mantel and Glory B V into eighth.
Alicia Page claimed 10th on Ulievka de Breve and four faults in round one put Sophie Fawcett and Winning Good in 17th.
Nicole claimed victory in the 1.20m on Amelia 16, a home-bred El Thunder/Voltaire eight-year-old, winning by 0.19 sec. Fellow Brit Jade Meekings took second on the 10-year-old Pauls Lass with Tim Page in fourth aboard the eight-year-old Vigaro mare Exclusive O’Hesseln. Emily Mason was also double clear for sixth on IC and Sammie-Jo Coffin took 12th with Churchill Z.
Brits posted steadier clears in the 1.45m speed to claim the lower places. Philip Spivey was best in seventh with Greg and Tracey Forrest’s home-bred Diamant de Semilly mare Darya I Nur to finish four and half sec behind the winner, Portugal’s Mario Wilson Fernandes on Tidelio des Nauves. Emma Stoker and Townhead Campus took eighth with Sammie-Jo Coffin slotting Bellamy II into ninth. Lucy Guild (Titi D’Oase), Emily Ward (Wild Rose) and James Smith (Bolton Gate Ben) all incurred four faults.
Another easy round for Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve 11-year-old Bintang II put Laura Renwick in third in the 1.35m speed, finishing 1.85 sec behind the winner. Emma Stoker slotted Townhead Ballulah into sixth with Dan Moseley’s Escapado S in 12th on two time faults. On four faults was Lucy Guild (Hugana van’T Heike), James Smith (Quattro 27 and Just Max), Tim Page (Elvera), Nicole Pavitt (Fae Singapore) and Emma Stoker (Miss Moneypenny).
Brits filled five of the top six places in the 1.10m, Vanessa Jobson-Scott taking the win on the 17-year-old Arthur van de Helle (Concorde/Alme) by 1.74 sec. Emily Smallman and Caisimir II jumped into second with Julie Whibley on Harlequin Joe in third. Sam Wall rode Sue and Katie McCreath’s Graf Top 10-year-old Gwen Stefani into fifth with Angela Eardley taking sixth aboard Forrella TS. Angela was also clear on Jesta van de Noordhoek alongside Barry Dove (Casinaa), Charlotte Meikle (Zicero D), Callum Linning (Carrighill Russele) and Ellie Mantel (Nikko).
Chloe Aston jumped into fifth in the 1.30m on the 14-year-old Figaro, 1.24 sec behind the pace. Jumping for clear and four to drop down the order was Sophie Fawcett, in 14th on Quite Cadiz, Henry Turrell on Barbados III taking 15th and Jackson Reed-Stephenson’s Casparow in 17th.
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