Alison Barton commands victory in Spain

Alison Barton outpaced all in the big tour A1 1.30m speed for victory on Billy Anna on the Spanish sunshine tour, Vejer de la Frontera. Thirty-nine contended here with Alison taking a commanding and unbeatable lead of 2.37 sec to win on the La Poco/Andiamo 11-year-old.

British-based Irishman Derek McCoppin slotted the nine-year-old Argeneeka (Argentinus/Grannex) into second with Harriet Nuttall in third on Highland Cruiser II (Cougar/Flagmount Diamond). Douglas Duffin took fifth on Pyjama Jack, Theo Simpson eased Alvin Only into sixth with Sally Hopkinson eighth on Etahgravin and Robert Bevis 10th aboard Etude. Also clear was Chloe Winchester in 14th on Contiki and Mark Armstrong, 15th with Daniella.

Kayleigh Watts topped the big tour accumulator on the Numero Uno/No Limit 14-year-old mare Winde, taking victory by 1.05 sec in the 90-strong class. Guy Williams popped the Contendro I/Graf Top 13-year-old Carlson into fifth 3.72 sec in arrears with Lance Whitehouse eighth on Miss Belverdere, Millie Allen’s Lowellie in ninth and Morgan Kent in 10th on Notis Me. Beth Vernon was 19th on Lotus and also scoring maximum points was Graham Gillespie (Celine), Kirstie Leightley (Santa Cruz) and Jake Saywell (Endvot).

Brits filled the top two places in the medium tour C 1.40m speed, Abbe Elliott (nee Burchmore Eames) and the Lupicor 14-year-old Wilandri E having a 0.33 sec advantage over Tim Wilks on the Toulon/Artos Z eight-year-old Jezebel. Anna Wilks was also clear for ninth on Elizabeth.

Jodie Hall-McAteer siezed the top spot in the medium tour B 1.35m speed on the 10-year-old Colette (Vincenzo/Heartbreaker) with a commanding 3.47 sec in hand. Kate Whitaker took ninth on Hickstead AEG with Jodie and second ride Kondy in 10th. Richard Jenkinson provided the steadiest of the clears for 16th on Cobalt II. Joanne Whitaker (Contendro Star) and David Wingrove (What a Kaschin K) both returned on one time fault for 18th and 19th.

Beth Vernon galloped into second in the big tour A2 1.30m on the French-bred 15-year-old Omane Des Faux, finishing just 0.36 sec behind the pace in the 55-horse two-phase class. Matt Sampson slotted the Clinton/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Ebolensky into fourth with Douglas Duffin in fifth on Chento D. Jess Dimmock jumped Cudansa M into 10th with Charlotte Ash right behind in 11th on Galant van het Vijverhof. Also posting clean sheets was Antonio Marinas Soto (Cocobanta), Leonie Aitkenhead (Clane K), Robert Whitaker (Chaplini), Aimee Jones (Ultravox II) and Kirstie Leightley (Thais de la Verrierie).

In the medium tour A 1.30m speed, Alice Palmer rose to the top to win by 0.88 sec on the Zuidam 10-year-old Fanadwest Dancer. Ten of the 29 starters jumped clear with David Wingrove guiding Carrelo ST into fourth 2.52 sec in arrears.

Four faults in round two dropped Spain’s Antonio Marinas Soto to ninth in the small grand prix, although Cash and Go came back to post a clear in the jump-off. Spain’s Teresa Blazquez Abascal took the win on Carola in the 14-strong jump-off. Graham Gillespie was another clear in the jump-off, but eight in round two put him 14th on Laverin de Saar. A frustrating time fault in round one prevented Jordan Thompson from going any further on Uni Stop to take 18th.

Thomas Roche netted third in the small tour C 1.30m speed, 1.81 sec behind the pace on Jade Van’t Prinsenveld. Also clear was Georgia Distefano in 15th on Cassia DS and Richard Jenkinson’s Capri Sun took 18th.

Victoria Delville-Cutts pushed the Ogano Sitte eight-year-old Just Olympia into fourth in the small tour B 1.20m two-phase, 2.20 sec behind the pace. Louise Stoner claimed sixth on Oscar Zee with Ellie Hall-McAteer’s Escudo in seventh. Polly Gredley finished 12th on Unex Arantos and also returning penalty-free was Lauren McCarthy’s Darcy and Polly on second ride Unex Clintan MB.

Emma Howell was almost two sec behind the pace for second in the 1.10m with the Luidam/Atlantus 12-year-old Mary III. Louis Simmons claimed fourth on Dice with Thomas Lloyd seventh on Camelot 120 an Estella Harrowing 11th aboard Fearless D’Hanovre.

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