Lance Whitehouse jumps to the top on the Spanish sunshine tour

Lance Whitehouse jumped to the top in a British one-two in the Spanish sunshine tour's big tour B accumulator on the Cartano/Topas 10-year-old Cartino III.

Forty-five of the 82 starters all posted maximum points to make for a hot competition, with Lance and fellow Brit Matt Sampson landing in almost the same time, Lance edging ahead by jut 0.04 sec to take the win. Matt claimed second on the Papillon Rouge 14-year-old Perfect Rouge with Joe Whitaker in fourth aboard Lavarno. Richard Barton slotted Donata into seventh with Aimee Jones on Lilly 483 in 12th and Alison Barton stood 15th on Roma IV. Also posting maximum points was Millie Allen (Lowella), Ellen Whitaker (Evita W) and Antonio Marinas Soto (Diamondloma).

Brits were out of luck in the big tour 1.45m, won by Ireland’s Bertram Allen on Dino W. Tim Wilks posted the best result with 13th on the selle Francais 13-year-old Quelbora Merze, four faults marring their second round. Millie Allen slotted Cochella into 14th and James Davenport claimed 15th with Tiger.

There was no stopping Bertram, who also topped big tour C 1.40m on High Valley. Lance eased the Diamant de Semilly 13-year-old Dior V Overis Z into third, 3.41 sec behind Bertram, and Billy Twomey jumped a good double clear with new ride Eindhoven GH for sixth. Harriet Nuttall claimed ninth with Galway Bay Jed, Ellen Whitaker picked up 11th on Arena UK Winston with Millie Allen right behind her in 12th on Balou Star. Graham Gillespie was 15th on Laverin de Saar and fellow Scot Douglas Duffin was also double clear on Quidam B Z for 21st.

Douglas popped the Indoctro 10-year-old Chento D into sixth in the big tour A2 1.30m, four sec behind the pace. Lance eased Miss Belvedere into ninth and also jumping double clear was Robert Bevis (Chablis ET) and Guy Williams (Carlson).

Brits filled five of the top six places in the big tour A1 1.30m speed, won by Harriet Nuttall and the 16-year-old Highland Cruiser (Cougar/Flagmount Diamond) with a 0.76 advantage over Jordan Thompson on the Diarado/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Eclips V. Alison Barton jumped into third on Billy Anna with Mark Armstrong on Daniella in fourth and Jake Saywell’s Dakota took sixth. Deborah Jackson was also clear to ease For Blondie into ninth.

Such were the huge entries, the medium tour c was split into two, with Brits taking victory in both. Kayleigh Watts headed the first section on the Numero Uno/No Limit 14-year-old Winde by 1.49 sec over British-based Irishman Derek McCoppin and Zaire. Abbe Elliott took fifth on Wilandri E with Laura Robinson in eighth on Lombelle, Jess Dimmock claimed 10th on Cudansa M and Sally Hopkinson was 11th with Temple Marple.

In the second section, Chloe Winchester took the top spot on the Sandro Boy 10-year-old Sheyenne 27 with a slender 0.12 sec margin. Jess Dimmock and Cybel II claimed fifth with Abbe Elliott in eighth on Contender B, Christie Tamarin 10th aboard Grupo Prom Calabis and Simon Crippen on Rosgan So Divine in 12th.

Also jumping clears over both sections was Danielle Farnsworth (Cornascrieve Ferro), Faye Adams (Ciana), Beth Vernon (Lotus) and Spencer Roe (Chaccamo Agostini).

Beth took fifth in the medium tour B 1.35m on Omane Des Faux with Spencer Roe sixth on Con Artist and Leo Lorimer finished eighth on Candela 50. Christie Tamarin jumped into 11th and David Wingrove was also clear for 12th on Carrelo ST.

Kayleigh Watts took third on Escudo in the medium tour A 1.30m speed, won by Ireland’s Emily Turkington with Lissangle Luxzavella. Kate Whitaker claimed seventh on Eunomia and David Wingrove jumped a slower clear for 22nd on What A Kaschin K. Also clear was Isabelle George (Bandio de Romme Z and STS Lloyd) and Richard Jenkinson (Cobalt II).

Faye Adams and the eight-year-old mare Ebriolita claimed second in the small tour C 1.30m, 1.72 sec behind the winner. Ellie Hall-McAteer slotted Dazzle into fifth with Theo Simpson on Alvin Only in sixth, Abbie Elliott’s Booming Blue Z seventh and Alice Palmer on Fanadwest Dancer took eighth. Richard Jenkinson was 12th on Culto and also posting double clears was Danika Johnsey Plumley (TJ Hamira) and Georgie Crumley (Renkum Centre Star).

Annabel Lomas jumped into first place in the small tour A 1.10m on the eight-year-old Vraiecocotte Berence (Kashmir van Schttershof/Diamant de Semilly) with fellow Brits Rachel Howell on Sienna and Charlie Hamilton with Princess of Monaco close behind for second and third places. Caroline Corke was fifth on Electro Fortuna with Isabelle George seventh aboard Jaliska van de Heide and Lauren McCarthy taking eighth on Darcy. Kelly Shannon jumped into ninth on Kira Van T Vennehof and Victoria Delville-Cutts claimed 11th on Just Olympia.

Ellie Hall-McAteer was fifth in the small tour B 1.20m on new ride Chicobello with Elliott Dowler right behind in sixth aboard Chilas. Georgie Crumley and Renkum Rock and Roll took 18th and Joanne Whitaker jumped a steadier clear on Pioville D Or.

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