Lucinda Roche has enjoyed tremendous results in her first show back since breaking her leg in a fall, and she took another win in Oliva Nova in the bronze 1.25m speed on Hebe van’T Palmenhof. Flourishing under Lucinda’s guidance, the Darco 10-year-old mare proved almost six ahead of their nearest rival to win.
And Lucinda also picked up third in the bronze 1.40m grand prix on the Cruising/Darco 12-year-old WCE Falco. Eight of the 35 participants jumped initial clears with Belgium’s Camille Demolie on G Star du Cartier taking the win. Lucinda was less than a sec off the pace, finishing 0.83 sec behind.
In the bronze 1.30m speed, Lucinda was also in the mix with fourth on the eight-year-old mare Izar B, 2.81 sec behind the winning time. Ashley Ray was also double clear for eighth on the Corland 12-year-old Apart P.
Belgium’s Constant van Paesschen landed the top-billed 3* gold 1.50m grand prix, quickest of the three double clears on Isidoor van de Helle. Dan Neilson was best Brit on Newton Nickel, a Wolfgang/Indoctro 13-year-old bred by the Davenport family, four faults in the six-strong jump-off dropping them to fifth. Jemma Kirk was considered most unlucky as Quelisto was jumping out of his skin to clear every fence in the first round, but picked up a frustrating time fault and ended up eighth.
Dan was also claimed a top six position in the gold 1.35m speed, jumping into sixth spot on the eight-year-old Casall/Quinar stallion Cirrus, finishing almost four sec off the pace. Alice Watson was close behind for eighth on In the Mood van het Kriekenhof and Belgium’s Francois Mathy Jr took the win on Uppercut de Bay.
Reece Oliver jumped the 15-year-old Eagles Costalot into sixth in the gold 1.30m, 3.40 sec behind the winner, Spain’s Manuel Pinto on Narbonne Z. South Africa’s Genene Burnett was also double clear for 10th on Vanda Vuitton. Jemma Kirk provided the fastest time of the jump-off with Tchoupi Pironierre but a rail hit the floor to drop them to 15th.
Emily Richardson claimed fourth on the Luidam nine-year-old Altaira in the bronze 1.10m speed, almost nine sec behind the pace.
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