Girls on top! Sammie-Jo Coffin and Lucy Guild lead the way in Vilamoura


Brits commandeered the top three places in the 1.30m on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour, Sammie-Jo Coffin coming to the fore on the Lupicor/Ekstein 14-year-old Willem de Lux to take the win by 0.53 sec.

Tim Page jumped into second on the eight-year-old Exclusive O’Hesseln (Viagaro/Tenerife VDL) with Jackson Reed-Stephenson in third aboard Exception, a seven-year-old by Vagabond de la Pomme. Nicole Pavitt brought Amelia 16 into into sixth and Emily Mason took seventh on IC. Rowan Wills produced the steadiest double clear on D Day H for 19th.

And the Brits also dominated the 1.35m, filling the top four. Already a winner earlier in the week, there was no catching Lucy Guild with Hugana Van’T Heike, the Con Spirito/Concorde 10-year-old mare matching Lucy’s fervour and enthusiasm to head the class 0.12 sec. Tim Page went all out to catch them, but had to settle for second and third on the 12-year-old Steady the Helm (Tikkanen/Runnett) and the eight-year-old Amadeus daughter Elvera. Sophie Fawcett slotted Quite Cadiz into fourth with Emma Stoker’s Miss Moneypenny in seventh.

Emily Ward was best Brit with ninth on Lexie III in the 86-strong 1.40m, almost five sec behind the winning time. Chloe Aston provided the fastest time of the class on Amigo T, but a rail on the floor dropped them from certain victory to 10th, and Emma Stoker returned a similar score on Townhead Tallulah V for 11th.

Vanessa Jobson-Scott slotted Arthur van de Helle into third in the 1.10m, 1.69 sec behind the pace. Beth Mantel and Caoimhes Delight took fourth and Emily Smallman eased into sixth on Casimir II. Sam Wall and the Graf Top mare Gwen Stefani claimed 11th with Julie Whibley’s Harlequin Joe 13th. Also jumping clear was Amelie Villeneuve-Moore on Billy Whistle and Tim Page aboard Chaccomo Blue for 18th and 19th.

Eighty-three contended the 1.20m speed with James Smith and Cadence Dreamer taking third 1.36 sec in arrears of the winning time. Abbie Summers jumped into 11th on Domino VI and Charlotte Meikle took 13th on Virginia 188.

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