The Brits are in winning form in Vilamoura
Tim Page hit the top spot in the 2* 1.45m with Justin Skinner’s Duc D’Arsouilles on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour.
Seventy-two contended this speed class, but Tim took command ease the Quasimodo van de Molendreef/Nabab de Reve 14-year-old to win by a slender 0.08 sec. Brazil’s Cassio Rivetti was their nearest rival on Lagerfield with France’s Julien Gonin in third on Une Etoile Landaise.
Laura Mantel was 2.20 sec behind in the hotly-contended competition for 10th on Glory B V with Philip Spivey immediately behind in 11th on the Romanov-sired 11-year-old Smirnov. Emma Stoker was also clear for 15th on Shelby 12.
James Smith topped the 82-strong 1.30m speed in fine style on Quattro 27, guding the Quidam’s Rubin 13-year-old into a 2.71 victory. Nicole Pavitt jumped into third on the seven-year-old mare Fae Singapore with Sophie Fawcett in fourth on the 16-year-old Quite Easy daughter Quite Cadiz. Emily Ward jumped steadier clears on Wild Rose and Lexie III for 10th and 20th and Jackson Reed-Stephenson took 13th on Exception.
Laura Renwick headed the seven-year-old with the consistent Alothain de Blondel (Newton de Kreisker/Heartbreaker), winning the 26-strong speed class by 0.15 sec. Nicole Pavitt claimed third on the home-bred Warrior/Equador mare Xena 16 with James Smith on At First d’Authuit (Nabab de Reve/Le Tot de Semilly) in fourth and Dan Moseley headed into sixth on Arrogant un Prince (Arko/Le Tot de Semilly).
British-based Australian Rowan Willis galloped into the top spot of the 1.35m speed on Doulita, the nine-year-old Wittinger VDL daughter claiming a 0.38 sec win. Philip Spivey took seventh on the Ard VDL Douglas mare VDL Cassius with Emma Stoker in eighth on the Monte Bellini daughter Miss Moneypenny and 10th on the eight-year-old Townhead Balullah (Cartani/Tabasco la Silla).
Brits were bunched together in the six-year-old, but none of them could catch speedy Frenchman Julien Gonin on Carrat d’Alleriat Z, winner by 2.88 sec. Lucy Guild took second on Je T’Aime Flamenco/Nimmerdor mare Gucci LSH with Tim Page and the Balou du Rouet/VDL Arkansas stallion Wild Balou Bill in third and Philip Spivey fourth aboard Alicerova (Romanov/Contender). Jude Burgess was eighth on Germates, Daniel Moseley took ninth with Berdenn de Kergane, James Smith was 10th and 11th on Casienna and Shorty 98 with Lisa Hales 12th on Genairo III van de Zeilhoek and Sam wall 13th aboard Alejandro S Z. Laura Mantel was also clear on Gerdien 2 van de Oldenhoff for 17th.
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