Dermott Lennon tops the big class on the Spanish Sunshine tour

Ireland’s Dermott Lennon jumped straight to the top on the Spanish sunshine tour, taking the big 1.50m on the Limmerick 15-year-old Loughview Lou-Lou. The on-form pair proved quick and decisive to take this 69-strong speed class by an impressive 3.16 sec.

Matt Sampson was the nearest rival for second on the Lordanos 13-year-old Roi, and Robert Bevis slotted Pebbles IV into sixth, just ahead of Billy Twomey and Tin Tin in seventh. Robert Whitaker guided Catwalk IV into 10th with Aimee Jones in 12th aboard Never Last and Harriet Nuttall was 17th on A Touch Imperious. Millie Allen was also clear on Cochella.

Georgie Crumley slotted Cotoki (Catoki/Contender) into third in the seven-year-old B section, 1.16 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Jos Verlooy on Karibou Horta. Beth Vernon posted steadier clears on Moneybroom Dancer and Hashtag for 15th and 18th. Also jumping clear was Chris Moorhouse (Castle Rock), Alice Palmer (Essenar Crixius), Graham Gillespie (Fortuna ES) and Danny Dunne (For Killy).

Ireland’s Bertram Allen took another win in the seven-year-old A section on the Verdi/Cantos mare Fairytale 86. Lance Whitehouse was best Brit here on the Argento stallion Bazento in eighth place more than 10 sec behind the pace. Donald Whitaker was 16th on Veintiuno and Jake Saywell was 18th with Arakan jumping steadier clears.

Brits filled the top two places in the six-year-old section B, Pippa Goddard and the Cascall daughter Toki II taking the win by 1.08 sec over Matt Sampson aboard Glitter (Clinton/Voltaire). Eighty-one tackled this speed class, with Joe Whitaker taking sixth and seventh on Fairy Tale and Black Pearl Leone. Pippa was also 11th on second ride Zoon van London. Also going clear was Georgie Crumley (Khaled OL), Anna Wilks (L’Artiste de Toxandra), David Wingrove (Grandeur III), Matt Sampson (Cristo Beech) and Joanne Whitaker (Gerton).

Jessica Crosby tried hard to win the six-year-old section A, but finished 0.70 sec in arrears with Harvey. Samantha Kettle eased Linessa Hof Ter Zeedycke into sixth with Kate Whitaker and Val de Vauxelles Z immediately behind in seventh and Spain’s Anotonio Marinas Soto finished ninth with Miryel. Jake Saywell took 17th on Galaxcy and also jumping clear was Danny Dunne (Golden Touch B and Gin Fizz), Alison Barton (Genesis), Deborah Jackson (Swing de Landetta Z), Tim Wilks (Glory Warrior), Harriet Nuttall (Carla X), Ellen Whitaker (Lilly Van T Kiezelhof), Spencer Roe (Gambler B and Golden Boy), Robert Bevis (Gerko III van de Zeilhoek) and India Payne (L’Espoir’s Opaline VD Caatshoeve.

Sally Hopkinson rode Chilli into second in the five-year-old, more than two sec behind the pace. Alice Palmer claimed fourth on Murphy Hof Ter Zeedycke with Simon Crippen fifth on Budgie and Samantha Kettle in sixth aboard HongKong VDO. Jenny Thompson slotted Medoc de Toxandria into ninth and also posting double clears was Jess Dimmock (Vamoose), Anna Wilks (Dauwdruppel T&L Z), Pippa Goddard (Hadesh VDS and Iron Man TW), Sally Hopkinson (Art Action Z), Danika Johnsey Plumley(TJ Jolene), Emily Elliott (Holliday), Deborah Jackson (X Factor and Hannibal), Danny Dunne (Happyness and Hutchinson), Spencer Roe (Hero VD Akkerhoeve), Charlotte Ash (Santander), Georgia Distefano (Dincky Toy Z), Leonie Aitkenhead (Heart Third and H Cardently BB) and Donald Whitaker (Cool Mister).

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