Fraser Reed produces the quality at Bury Farm
All roads led to Bury Farm for the final 148cm winter pony premier of the 2017 season and last-chance, much-coveted tickets for Hickstead and South View’s British Masters.
Fraser Reed provided three foot-perfect rounds on Quilitymaes Z to take the final Charles Britton winter JA classic in fine style.
Twenty contended the class with Jocasta Symons most unlucky not to join the initial five clears after picking up a time fault in anotherwise faultless round on Razorlite II for sixth.
Just one was lost in the second round, Shaunie Greig and Moonlight Flight picking up four faults for fifth spot, leaving four to battle it out in the jump-off.
Fraser on the already-qualified Quilot Z 16-year-old mare Quilitymaes felt none of the pressure to take the win with the sole jump-off clear.
Oli Fletcher – also already qualified on The Bobster, made just one mistake for second with Faye Sutton’s Robe Ruadh just 0.28 sec slower for third. Izzi Ryder slotted Woodfield Five Star into fourth to claim a qualifying place.
Oliver Tuff claimed the top winter JC ticket with Oakwood Daisy to secure a Hickstead pass.
Forty-seven initially contended with 17 producing first round clears, but in a tense second round these were drastically reduced down to just four for round three against the clock. And only two treble clears were evident to fill the two qualifying spots, Oliver dismissing any pressure to jump another super clear on the Irish seven-year-old Daisy, winning by 2.20 sec.
Lily Freeman-Attwood also kept her cool to jump into second spot on the Irish six-year-old Capability Brown. Ella Garlick and Dash of Port took third on eight faults with Sarah Mackmin and Hot Shot Bacardi in fourth.
Sarah claimed a one second advantage to head the JC/JA handicap on the 12-year-old Hot Shot Bacardi. Winter JC winners the previous day, Amelie Bush and Lady Springfield took second with Daisy McKinlay and Spot the Go Jo in third. Ella Ricci and Access Bill took fourth ahead of fifth-placed Izzi Ryder on Woodfield Five Star with Elizabeth Baker and Okehurst Colour Code in sixth.
Ella and Access Bill topped the newcomers by just 0.20 sec from Ella Garlick and Red Rosanna in second. Harry Wood on Beezies Topic took third with Cleo Loizzo and High Flyer in fourth. Fifth went to Megan Broadway on Coolatooder Liath and Charlotte Rowell on Kilpatrick Cindy picked up sixth.
Elizabeth Baker triumphed in the 148cm restricted on Okehurst Colour Code. Round one clears were absent here and two four-faulters went head-to-head in a jump-off with Elizabeth, clear this time, winning by 2.50 sec. Olivia Gillespie was also clear on Katies Grey for second. Molly Bennett and Cragghouse Floyd took third with Ella Garlick’s Wild at Heart T in fourth.
Sofia Coope took a commanding win in the 1m on the 15-year-old gelding Ronaldo XII, pushing Molly Bennett’s Mr Bojangles III into second. Hannah Webber claimed third on Watts Joy and sixth with Custer II, Oliver Tuff and Dude took fourth and Isobel Codd picked up fifth on Llanmore Ammeretto.
No-one picked up qualification in the Horsequest coral qualifier as no clears were evident amongst the nine starters. The six round-one four-faulters jumped off, with Hannah Webber taking first place on Watts Joy, winning by 1.04 sec.
Three clears in round two were recorded, with Magan Maguire in second and third on Mi Flamenca and Grantstown Rebel. Ella Quigley took fourth on Clemens 43 with Ella Garlick’s Red Rosanna in fifth and Hannah in sixth on second ride Custer II.
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