Graham Babes doubles up in Mijas
Graham Babes doubled up in Mijas in the age classes, claiming the five-year-old and six-year-old in fine style on the Costa del Sol tour.
Brits filled the top four places in the five-year-old speed, Graham commanding the win by a handsome seven seconds with Ma Fleur JS. The Emerald van Ruyters/Cassini II mare is delivering on her early promise when she won Northcote Stud’s three-year-old loose-jumping competition.
Sebastian Bishop claimed second and third with Hollandani (Caleandro/Celano) and Springsteen (Spartacus/Canabis Z) and Lauren Edwards guided Breit Star (Breitling/Sir Corland) into fourth. Lauren was also seventh on Carumba.
Graham improved on his third place in the previous day’s six-year-old to take victory aboard Glencoe. He guided the Chellthago/Numero Uno gelding into the top spot by 0.86 sec. Four faults dropped Lauren Edwards and Kesara down to 10th.
Brits filled five of the six places in the Master 1.40m speed, but no-one could catch speedy German Ben Wolschner on La Darca, winner by 1.59 sec. Adrian Whiteway filled second place on the Contender/Grannus 10-year-old Carambow followed closely by Anna Power in third on the Chippendale Z 11-year-old Chesterfield Z. Graham Babes eased Boucheron into fourth with Sammie-Jo Coffin fifth on Bellamy II and Alex Gill in sixth on Calido Boy.
Steven Franks claimed ninth and 11th with Brutus III and Carlow Cruiser with Lauren Edwards 13th on Ella Sandra G, Anna on second ride Crack van Overis Z in 14th, Harry Charles took 17th on Valkiry de Zance and Stacey Babes posted a steady clear on Camillo VDL for 20th.
Steven slipped Billy Ginger into second in the Master 1.30m, the Billy Congo/Gladstone 11-year-old finishing 0.23 sec behind the winner, Sweden’s Antonia Andersson on Quilimane Semilly. Lara Whiteway was only 0.01 sec in arrears in third on the Contender 13-year-old Bellagio II with Henry Truelove in sixth on Colanda Z. Also posting double clears was Helena Cassir on Grando 234 for ninth and Alex Gill aboard Billy Fraulein in 10th.
Alex jumped into fourth in the Master 1.35m on West Falica, a 14-year-old Perion/Heartbreaker formerly ridden by British-based Swede Angelie von Essen. They finished 3.16 sec behind the winner, New Zealand’s Bruce Goodin. Anna Power took ninth on Edison V with Scarlett Charles in 10th on Sacree du Rouet and her brother Harry took 11th and 14th aboard Ernestine F and Vivaldi du Dom. Chris Franks was 15th on Monks Grand Prix and Stacey Babes also jumped double cleat to finish 16th and 18th on Very Chic du Tillard and Quilimbo.
Helena Cassir finished seventh in the seven-year-old speed on the Orlando sired Aidy des Forets, almost 10 sec behind the pace. Stacey Babes took 13th on Flairvona with four faults.
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