Harriet Nuttall is top in Spain
Harriet Nuttall had exactly a second in hand to win the big tour C 1.40m at the Spanish sunshine tour in Vejer de la Frontera on Galway Bay Jed.
A total of 58 contended this speed class with Harriet finding the shortest route on the British-bred Romanov/Lux nine-year-old to take victory.
Jake Saywell guided the 10-year-old mare Havinia van de Roshoeve (Cicero Z/Lacantus) into second and Billy Twomey jumped into third on new ride Kimba Flamenco, Kim Barzilay’s home-bred eight-year-old by Je T’Aime Flamenco.
Aimee Jones and Lilly 483 took seventh with Richard Barton in eighth on Donata. Ellen Whitaker’s Evita W took 11th, Ellen finishing just behind her partner Antonio Marinas Soto in 10th on Cash and Go. Also jumping clear was Mark Armstrong, in 14th on Carlino and and Alison Barton aboard Roma IV in 15th.
Matt Sampson and the Clinton/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Ebolensky jumped into fifth in the big tour B 1.35m, two sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Greg Broderick on Daify. Jordan Thompson pushed Uni Stop into eighth with Robert Whitaker and Able Mabel in 10th. Jake Saywell took 14th on Endvot and Lance Whitehouse also posted a clear on Miss Belvedere.
It wasn’t Britain’s day in the big grand prix, won by Ireland’s Bertram Allen on Dino W with more than a sec in hand over their nearest rival in the eight-strong jump-off. Posting four faults to finish down the line was Billy Twomey’s Tin Tin in 12th, Aimee Jones took 14th on Never Last and also returning home on just one mistake was Tim Wilks (Quelbora Merze), Harriet Nuttall (A Touch Imperious), Lance Whiteouse (Vik II) and Mille Allen (Cochella).
Alison Barton rounded off a good week with a win in the big tour A1 1.30m on the La Poco/Andiamo 11-year-old Billy Anna, beating Ireland’s Greg Broderick and Alberta Mist into second by just 0.08 sec. Harriet eased Highland Cruiser into fourth with Douglas Duffin’s Pyjama Jack in sixth, Graham Gillespie in seventh on Celine, James Davenport bringing One Endeavour into eighth and Leonie Aitkenhead taking 10th aboard Jimmy Mack V Berkenbroeck. Aimee Jones took 12th on Ultravox II and Deborah Jackson was the slowest of the clears for 17th on For Blondie.
Ireland's Derek McCoppin jumped to the top in the medium tour accumulator, pushing the 12-year-old Whiterock Lucky Lady (Ard VDL Douglas/Touchdown) into a 0.23 sec victory. Danielle Farnsworth jumped into third on Claddagh Iroko with Kirstie Leightley in fourth on Cherie V Overis Z. David Wingrove was eighth on Carrelo ST, Faye Adams took ninth on Ciana and Jodie Hall-McAteer netted 12th on Kondy. Also posting maximum scores was Isabelle George (STS Lloyd) and Anna Wilks (Elizabeth).
Kayleigh Watts was best Brit in the medium grand prix with fourth spot on Winde, 0.63 sec in arrears of the winning time. Jodie Hall-McAteer took sixth on Coquin de Coquerie Z with a steady clear and Jess Dimmock posted clear and four on Cybel II for ninth spot. Laura Robinson took 11th on Lombelle.
Brits filled the top four places in the small tour C 1.30/1.35m, with Jodie taking the win by 0.96 sec on the 10-year-old Colette (Vincenzo/Heartbreaker). Eleven reached the jump-off here, Abbe Elliott galloping into second on Casti Aneira ahead of Faye Adams in third on Ebriolita and fourth-placed Ellie Hall-McAteer’s Dazzle. Kayleigh Watts jumped into 10th on Fashion V.
Robert Whitaker was best Brit in the big tour A2 1.30m speed, guiding the Holsteiner eight-year-old Chaplini into eighth 14 sec slower than the winner. Mark Armstrong and Fabienne were one of 11 on one time fault for 16th place.
In the medium tour A 1.30m speed, Pippa Goddard slotted the Der Senaat eight-year-old Jucatan II into sixth, 5.46 behind the pace. Abbe Elliott was also clear for seventh on Booming Blue Z.
In the small tour accumulator, Georgia Distefano guided the Arthos R seven-year-old Fijkje into sixth with Kelly Shannon in 10th on Kira van T Vennehof and Annabel Lomas 16th with Ferndale Special K.
Jake Ward netted second and third on Falbella de Messitert and Frederick VII in the small tour A 1.10m with Emma Howell immediately behind for fourth on Mary III. Caroline Corke was eighth on Electro Fortuna and Lauren McCarthy took ninth aboard Darcy.
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