Lucy Guild is a fraction away from victory in Vilamoura


Lucy Guild claimed second in the 1.35m on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour in Portugal with the Con Spirito/Concorde 10-year-old mare Hugana Van T Heike. The pair finished just 0.59 sec in arrears of winner, France’s Laurent Goffinet on Valkyrie Condeenne.

James Smith claimed fourth on the Cumano daughter Cumina and Sammie-Jo Coffin slotted Simply Splendid into sixth. Emma Stoker was ninth on Bob Young’s Miss Moneypenny with Rowan Willis in 16th on Doulita and also coming home penalty-free was Stephen Lohoar on Dante in 18th and Nicole Pavitt’s Gemmarco 16 in 19th.

British-based Australian Rowan guided the Arko/Pilot nine-year-old Shark into third in the 1.40m speed, 0.96 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Thierry Goffinet on Idol 111. James Smith jumped a steadier clear on the Berlin/Casco eight-year-old Just Max for 10th. Tim Page produced the fastest time of the class on the Amadeus Tygo eight-year-old Elvera, but a rail on the floor dropped them to 14th.

Brits guided their horses into easy clears in the 1.45m. James was best Brit, posting a double clear on Bolton Gate Ben but their steady second round put them into ninth, 3.93 sec behind winner Marcel Marschall for Germany on Jeckle. Nicole Pavitt on the Diamant de Semilly daughter Hussah TM took 10th with Chloe Aston on Cornado’s Boy RC in 11th and Emily Ward in 12th on Remi Cavalleri. Alexandra Thornton also jumped a double clear for 14th on HHS Figero.

Vanessa Jobson-Scott continued on her good run, doubling up with five-year-old and 1.10m wins. Brits dominated the 1.10m speed, filling the top three places, Vanessa guiding the Concorde 17-year-old Arthur van de Helle into the top spot by just 0.13 sec. Beth Mantel was hot on her heels with the 13-year-old mare Caoimhes Delight in second and Julie Whibley filled third aboard Harlequin Joe. Barry Dove on Casinaa and Adele Rand with Calypso Blue also came home clear for 11th and 12th.

Vanessa and Muna VD Bisschop (Windows VH Costers/Nabab de Reve) to top the five-year-old speed by 1.04 sec, beating Belgium’s Thierry Goffinet into second on Crush Second Life Z. Dan Moseley eased the Numero Uno/Argentinus stallion Magic Quality into third with Sophie Murrell on the Ultimo/Nabab de Reve mare Hultimovanta in fourth. Barry Dove was also clear on Hamona (VDL Sheraton/Vincenzo) for seventh.

And Brits clinched the top two places in the 1.20m, Jade Meekings on the 10-year-old Pauls Lass claiming 1.14 sec advantage over James Smith on Cadence Dreamer, an eight-year-old Contago/Goes Without Saying mare. Vanessa took fifth on Crocantino of Greenhill Z. Sammie-Jo Coffin jumped into eighth on Churchill Z and Abbie Summers took ninth on Domino VI.

Emily Ward took fourth in the 1.10m on the Toulon six-year-old Giraldo, and Sarah Krisanda was seventh aboard Hartbreker GB.

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