Nicole Pavitt is in the mix in Vilamoura

Nicole Pavitt jumped into second in the Alexanders 1.40m with the Diamant de Semilly 10-year-old Hussah TM on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour.

Twenty of the 57 accessed the jump-off with Nicole finishing 0.97 sec shy of the winner, France’s Nicolas Deseuzes on Razzia des Sables. Four faults dropped Tim Page from third to seventh on Steady the Helm, and Rowan Willis aboard Everse W, Alicia Page on Ulievka de Breve and Emma Stoker’s Shelby 12 suffered a similar result for 10th, 13th and 14th.

British-based Australian Rowan Willis held off the Brits by 0.17 sec in the 1.30m to take victory on Bacardi Old, a Balou du Rouet/Argentinus 13-year-old stallion. Sophie Fawcett claimed second on the Quite Easy 16-year-old Quite Cadiz with Nicole Pavitt in third on Amelia 16 and Tim Page taking fourth aboard Exclusive O’Hesseln. Stephen Lohoar jumped Idem Dito V/D Hemelse Breedte into seventh. Rowan on second ride Doulita and Sammie-Jo Coffin on Devils Kiss posted clear and four for 15th and 16th.

Henry Turrell was best Brit in the 1.45m speed, galloping Blaze of Glory II into fifth, 1.65 sec behind the winner, France’s Julien Gonin and Une Etoile Landaise. Brits were bunched together in the lower places, with James Smith eighth on Bolton Gate Ben, Emma Stoker and Townhead Campus taking ninth and Philip Spivey’s Darya I Nur in 10th. Chloe Aston also jumped clear for 18th on Cornado’s Boy RC in the 60-strong class.

Vanessa Jobson-Scott is enjoying a great show and posted another win with Arthur van de Helle, the Concorde 17-year-old heading the 1.10m by 1.40 sec. Rowan Willis claimed second and third on Amasada and Nora and Sam Wall slotted Katie and Sue McCreath’s Gwen Stefani into eighth. Julie Whibley took 10th on Harlequin Joe with Barry Dove in 14th on Casinaa. Also jumping clear was Ellie Mantel, in 19th on Nikko, and Tim Page with Chaccamo Blue.

Sammie-Jo Coffin took fourth in the 3* 1.35m speed on the Concorde 13-year-old Zig Zag, almost three sec behind the pace. Sammie-Jo also picked up seventh on Simply Splendid and Emma Stoker claimed sixth and ninth with Miss Moneypenny and Townhead Ballulah. Henry Turrell eased Barbados III into 10th and Jackson Reed-Stephenson was close on his heels for 11th with Don Karlos.

Abbie Summers took third in the 1.20m with Domino VI, the Mr Darcy 12-year-old finishing 1.33 sec behind the pace. Abbie jumped a steadier clear on second ride Quantas for 10th with Charlotte Meikle in 12th on Zicero D and Rowan Willis, also clear on Billy Whistle, in 20th.

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