Jamie Wingrove takes another win in Oliva Nova
It was another day, another win for Jamie Wingrove on the Spring MET III tour at Oliva Nova. Jamie has hit immediate form with new ride Dumolga and 24 hours after scoring their first win, they claimed another victory in the gold 1.30m speed. The nine-year-old Conterno Grande/Orame mare has flourished at her first show under Jamie’s guidance, and the pair headed the class by 2.07 sec.
“We’ll step her up next week,” said Jamie.
Skye Higgin took eighth on Stoulone du Genet with Louise Whitaker in ninth aboard Cuata. Jemma Kirk provided the fastest time of the class by more than two sec on Tchoupi Pironniere, but a pole on the floor dropped them from victory to 17th.
Lucinda Roche popped WCE Falco into third in the bronze 1.40m, the Cruising/Darco 12-year-old finishing 5.63 sec behind the winning time. And Lucinda also picked up sixth on the eight-year-old Izar B in the 57-strong bronze 1.30m speed. Tess Carmichael jumped a steady clear here for 16th on Skara Glen’s Voltan H.
Sixteen of the 66 starters in the gold 1.45m grand prix posted a first round clear for a hot jump-off, with Joe Clayton on Con Man JX the only British representative. But the Conterno Grande 10-year-old lowered two rails in the jump-off to drop Joe to 13th. Eight double clears were produced. Germany’s Janne-Friederike Mayer-Zimmermann set off at the gallop in the final draw and the ultra-careful Goja 27 responded with relish to win by an incredible 2.66 sec. Belgium’s Constant van Paesschen’s lead was short-lived and he had to settle for second on Compadre van de Helle.
Charlotte Flack was one of 21 to return just four faults in round one and it dropped Ashdale Luxara into 20th.
In the gold 1.35m, Louise Whitaker eased the Kannan 11-year-old Cleopatra into eighth in a fast two-phase. Skye Higgin was immediately behind in ninth on Ushaia du Thot with Tony French and Kinsale Houdini also jumping double clear for 10th.
Barry Drea slotted the Armitage 2/Landlord six-year-old My Lady OL into fifth in the 51-strong bronze 1.15m just over four sec behind the winner. Tess Carmichael was also double clear for ninth on Boran and Madeleine Kellett claimed 14th on clear and four with Ella VI.
Carmen Edwards and Twinning Hill jumped into seventh in the bronze 1.25m speed on the Zambesi/Turbo six-year-old Twinning Hill almost seven sec behind the winner. Tom Hollins claimed ninth on How About Now with Taisie de Gruchy in 10th aboard Live the Life. Madeleine Kellett was 15th on Castello with Tess Carmichael’s Bangle SR in 16th and Drew Coogan also jumped a steady clear on Bachelor K.
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