Louise Whitaker wins again in Spain


Louise Whitaker jumped to the top in the Master 1.30m on Cuata on the Costa del Sol tour, Mijas, Spain.

Thirty-two tackled this speed class with Louise gaining a 2.49 sec advantage to win on the Tsungske/Iroko 10-year-old mare. She was closely followed by a bunch of Brits with Steven Franks in third on the Billy Congo 11-year-old Billy Ginger and sixth aboard Monks Grand Prix. Anna Power took fourth on Edison V with Alex Gill in eighth on one time fault with Billy Fraulein and Chloe Smith’s Victoria in 11th with a steady round to collect three faults.

Chloe Smith jumped into third in the Master 1.35m with Candy Boy, guiding the Triomphe de Muze/Darco 15-year-old to finish 2.09 sec behind the winner. Jumping steadier double clears was Peter Charles on Sacree du Rouet for 14th, Stacey Babes immediately behind in 15th on Cazador LS, Max Routledge 16th on Firkov du Rouet and Robert Smith aboard Cimano E.

Anna Power was just 0.60 sec from winning the Master 1.40m on the Chippendale Z 11-year-old Chesterfield Z but such was the hot competition, it dropped them to fourth. Germany’s Jan Philipp Weichert on Luigi 236 headed the class.

The Brits were bunched together. Adrian Whiteway on Carambow for fifth with Steven Franks sixth on Carlow Cruiser and ninth aboard Brutus III, William Funnell's Billy Fanta was seventh and Daisy Davis was eighth on Anatar II. John Whitaker returned a steadier round on Cassinis Chaplin for 13th and also jumping clear in this 56-strong class was Lauren Edwards (Ella Sandra G), Louise Whitaker (Ruby VIII), Stacey Babes (Very Chic du Tillard) and Max Routledge (Stapleton Mist). Max picked up one time fault on second ride Seico.

Louise also picked up fourth in the seven-year-old with Brendon Stud’s Special Warrior (Warrior/Caretino Glory), 3.25 sec behind the winner. Helena Cassir took seventh on the Orlando seven-year-old Aidy des Forets with Stacey Babes also clear on the Air Jordan seven-year-old Flairvona for 10th.

Graham Babes jumped into second in the six-year-olds on Glencoe (Chellthago/Numero Uno) to finish 1.31 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Ben Wulschner on Jumpy 9. Lauren Edwards and Kesara took sixth in this speed class with four faults dropping Lara Whiteway (Comporta de Mies) and Adrian Whiteway (Kimba) down to 13th and 14th.

Lauren held off the German challenges in the five-year-old to top the speed class on Andy Doswell’s Cardento/Grandilot Carumba by just 0.05 sec. Graham on Ma Fleur JS, Lauren on second ride Breit Star and Sebastian Bishop’s Hollandani all posted four for sixth, seventh and eighth.

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