Madison Jamison takes the Blue Chip tickets at Aintree
Madison Jamison led the way in the Blue Chip Pro Sparkle JC/JA at Aintree on Flavia, taking victory in fine style in this handicap class, relegating JA ponies in the process.
The Verdi/Heartbreaker seven-year-old mare, a HOYS 2016 newcomer finalist, has been produced by Madison since her British novice days in late 2015, and is also in the coral final at the Blue Chip championships and claimed coveted Hickstead JC qualification at South View five weeks ago.
Madison was the epitome of consistency here, taking third on new ride of six weeks Bodyssee des Avelines, a 10-year-old Belgian-bred mare who has already secured winter JA classic qualification after taking second at Addington.
Ella Quigley slotted into second on Mister Seamus, a 16-year-old JA she got in July, and Ffion Roberts picked up two qualification places with fourth on her HOYS 2016 Foxhunter contender Rich Faith and seventh aboard HOYS 2016 newcomer and Foxhunter finalist Kantjes Bozzy. Molly Bennett claimed the final qualifying spots with Cragghouse Floyd and Mr Bojangles, another HOYs newcomer finalist.
Lottie Mayvers secured the top spot in the HorseQuest UK Coral with Gortahork Maeve. Six double clears were produced, with Lottie and the consistent Irish eight-year-old mare Maeve outpacing all their rivals to claim victory. The pair, HOYS 2016 pony newcomer finalists, had already taken Blue Chip qualification after winning at Northcote Stud back in October.
And Lottie claimed a second qualifying spot with Zakayla in fifth place.
Harriet Whitton took second on Micky Way, an Irish 13-year-old mare who is also through to the Sapphire final after taking third place at Myerscough in November. Madison Jamison and Cheeky Rafiki took third with Harriet Williams in fourth on Caherlistrane Glass and Megan Woodcock’s Glencroft Beal Na Blath in sixth.
Elle Street headed the HorseQuest UK Sapphire qualifier on brand new ride Whitehawk Zee Dot Com, a spotted 11-year-old mare. Ella Quigley claimed second on Cleameau with Ella Koole in third aboard Consider It Dun. Megan Woodcock claimed qualification in a second final on Glencroft Beal Na Blath with fourth and also gaining finalist places was Shannon Sheffield on Manhattan Skyline II, Chota McDonnell with Camus Cream, Darcy Gabriel on Priestown Tomboy and Rebecca Rennie aboard Penstrumbly Push Pop.
Harriet Whitton was on form with a double of wins. In the 148cm, Harriet took the win on My-I with Molly Bennett’s Mr Bojangles in second. Ella Quigley claimed third on Wizard VIII with Cordelia Hill taking fourth on Just Sonic.
And Harriet rode Robe Silver Lady into an unbeatable lead in the Haygain pony discovery. Rebecca Rennie took second on Penronne Hanky Panky with Olivia Taylor in third aboard Young Drum Spurs and Rebecca Digby on Rockbeggar Poppop claimed fourth.
Rebecca Rennie topped the 90cm open aboard Penstrumbly Push Pop, relegating Carys Roberts into second on Hillgarth Riverdance. Charlie Millin took third with Sinbad III and Madison Maguire eased My Little Ruby into fourth.
Carys and Riverdance claimed their own win in the 80cm open, beating Harry Clarke-Tomlinson on Doonmore Lad into second.
Daisy-Mae Dean lifted the top two in the pony British novice with the seven-year-old Northern Winter Wonderland and the 13-year-old mare Northern Sahara Sensation.
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results
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