Douglas Duffin is on fire on the Spanish sunshine tour

February 23, 2017

There is no stopping Scotland’s Douglas Duffin!  He was man of the moment on the Spanish sunshine tour, again topping the seven-year-old B section with the ultra consistent mare Moonface JX.  The pair tackled the 1.30m speed track in style to win with 1.05 sec in hand over Belgium’s Jerome Guery on Darjina Heros Z.  

Chris Moorhouse jumped into third on Castle Rock 2.79 sec behind Douglas and Georgie Crumley netted sixth with Catoki. Alice Palmer took 10th on Boogie IV, Beth Vernon slotted in right behind on Moneybroom Dancer for 11th and Sally Hopkinson took 16th with Fadograaf. Also jumping clear was Thomas Roche (Tincabell), Conor Moore (Shine and Karishma VH Beeckhof), Alice Palmer (Essenar Crixius), Danny Dunne (For Killy), David Wingrove (Freestyler) and Chris Megahey (Fardance).

In the seven-year-old B section, Kayleigh Watts was best Brit in fourth on Colton Playtime, 3.20 sec behind the pace.  Lance Whitehouse claimed seventh on Whitesparke Blanko with Kayleigh also taking 13 th on Kilbarron Rue.  Spain’s Antonio Marinas Soto took 15th on Faya Sao Miguel and also jumping clear was Pippa Goddard (No Name), Joe Whitaker (Billyjean), Jake Saywell (Darco Native and Arakan), Joanne Whitaker (Mill River), Anna Wilks (Knock Out Van’T Paradijs) and Donald Whitaker (Veintiuno). 

Rosie Gunn jumped into second in the six-year-old section A with Jagerbomb, 0.61 sec behind the winner.  Jess Dimmock took sixth on Billy Fleance and Alison Barton was 12th aboard Genesis.  Also returning penalty-free in this speed class was Danny Dunne (Gin Fizz and Golden Touch B), Thomas Roche (Godiva’s Boy P and Levisto), Deborah Jackson (Swing de Landetta Z), Samantha Kettle (Linessa Hof Ter Zeedycke), Lance Whitehouse (Whitesparke Pepper), Spencer Roe (Gambler B, Golden Boy and Gusto). 

Ireland dominated the six-year-old section B with Shane Goggins in first and third on Carrow Kavannan and Go to Fortuna with Bertram Allen sandwiched into second on Baila du Loup. Joe Whitaker took fourth aboard Black Pearl Leone with Pippa Goddard fifth on Toki II. Matthew Sampson eased Glitter into eighth and also jumping double clear was Kayleigh Watts (Rocabella and Colton Bandit), Thomas Lloyd (Castillan), Georgie Crumley (Khaled OL), Matt Sampson (Corofino’s Grace), Anna Wilks (L’Artiste de Toxandra) and David Wingrove (Grandeur III). 

The five-year-old class was also split into two, with Simon Crippen taking second on Budgie, finishing more than five sec in arrears. Isabelle Cork took third on Hampshire and Alice Palmer on Murphy Hof Ter Zeedycke and Sally Hopkinson’s Chilli both finished fourth in their respective sections, and Louis Simmons picked up fifth on Hakuna. Christie Tamarin was ninth on Grupo Prom Hanoi and also coming home with double clears was Georgia Distefano (Dincky Toy Z), Abbie Crippen (Hevantos), Jess Dimmock (Vamoose), Laura Robinson (H.Millfield Tobias), Pippa Goddard (Hadesh VDS and Madagascar Dwerse Hagen), Jessica Crosby (My Kiss Tiji St), Deborah Jackson (Hannibal and X Factor), Anna Wilks (Dauwdruppel T&L Z and Hornesch), Leonie Aitkenhead (Heart Third), Abbie Elliott (Celtic Dream PSS Z), India Payne (Vedett Z), Jenny Thompson (Medoc de Toxandria), Danny Dunne (Happyness and Hutchinson), Sally Hopkinson (Art Action Z) and Donald Whitaker (Cool Mister).

 

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