Dan Neilson is best Brit in Oliva Nova's 3* 1.45m
Dan Neilson was best Brit in Oliva Nova's gold 1.45m speed, jumping into fifth on Newton Nickel, a Wolfgang/Indoctro 13-year-old bred in Britain by the Davenport family. They were more than four sec behind the winner, Germany’s Simone Blum on DSP Alice in this 61-strong class. Alice Watson took sixth on KEC Havana.
Louise Simpson jumped into second in the silver 1.25m on the Couterro/Wolfgang 10-year-old Berlin, just 0.28 sec behind the winner, Switzerland’s Edouard Schmitz on Absoluut IV.
Ashley Ray eased Quattro d’Ete into fifth with Alex Somerville-Cotton in 13th aboard Candela 27 and 20th aboard NPS Dangerous. Shane O’Reilly finished 16th on Elvira and also jumping clear was Roger McCrea on Anis de la Piece.
Alice also featured in the mammoth, 123-entry silver 1.35m, taking sixth on E-Pilotta, a Baloubet du Rouet/Pilot eight-year-old. Louise Simpson posted a double clear for 20th on The Jeweller and also returning a clean sheet was Genene Burnett (Vanda Gucci), Sarah Lewis (Doonaveeragh Emma) and Reece Oliver (Chacco Boy).
Lucinda Roche – based in Britain and riding for Ireland – claimed seventh on WCE Falco in the bronze 1.40m. The pair produced the fastest time of the second round, but four faults dropped them from victory to seventh.
And Lucinda picked up second in the bronze 1.20m on the Darco 10-year-old mare Hebe Van’T Palmenhof, 0.52 sec behind the winner. Mackenzie Ray took sixth on Tulipe de Baudiere and Ashley Ray also jumped clear on Fort Blue.
Millie Mason jumped into second in the bronze 1.30m speed on Darc Ory, an Unbelievable Darco/Hamilton 12-year-old mare bred in Cornwall by Andrew James and Kathryn Pearn. The pair finished 2.58 sec behind the winner. Ashley Ray took fourth and seventh on Apart P and Care For with Lucinda Roche in 15th on Izar B.
Emily Richardson claimed 15th in the bronze 1.10m on Altaire with Mackenzie Ray taking 17th on Faltic HB.
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