Laura Renwick had to settle for second place twice in the age classes at Vilamoura, where several up-and-coming progeny of Arko featured. She guided Alothain de Blondel into second in the seven-year-old speed, the Newton de Kreisker/Heartbreaker gelding finishing 1.57 sec behind the winner. Nicole Pavitt slotted Xena 16, a home-bred Warrior/Equador mare, into third just 0.31 sec in arrears.
Emma Stoker took ninth on Everton de Villee and Dan Moseley eased Arrogant un Prince into 13th – both stallions by Arko. Nicole also jumped clear on Paris 16 and Laura Mantel picked up four faults on Funnycan.
Britain collared six of the top seven places in the six-year-old, but was denied a win when France’s Julien Gonin galloped into an unbeatable lead on Carrat d’Alleriat Z. Laura was 0.45 sec behind on the much-rated MHS Sanfrancisco (Quidam Junior/Cavalier Royale) and also clinched third aboard the home-bred Arko daughter Arkuga.
Chloe Aston netted fourth on Flavie van de Helle with Dan Moseley in fifth on Berdenn de Kergane, Stephen Lohoar jumped Gizmo into sixth and Tim Page took seventh on Wild Balou Bill. Also posting double clears was Vanessa Jobson-Scott in ninth on the Arko daughter Follyfoot Arkadia, Emma Stoker took 11th on Quatinka, Lisa Hales rode the Arko stallion Genairo III van de Zeilhoek into 12th and James Smith took 13th with Shorty 98.
Chloe Aston claimed fourth in the five-year-old speed on the stallion Magic Chanti some six and half sec behind the winner. Vanessa Jobson-Scott took sixth on Muna VD Bisschop and Barry Dove eased Hamona into eighth with Sophie Fawcett aboard Cedric in 10th. Sarah Krisander was right behind in 11th on Hartbreker GB, Emma Stoker claimed 12th with Grand Stakkato, Angela Eardley jumped into 13th place on It’s a Jubilee Surprise and Dan Moseley took 14th on Magic Quality. Also jumping clear was Laura Mantel (Super Nova and Zacalve) and Sophie Murrell (Hultimovanta).
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