Lauren Edwards' star is shining bright in Mijas
Brits dominated the five-year-old grand prix on the Costa del Sol tour, Mijas, taking five of the top six places. Lauren Edwards jumped into the top spot on Breit Star (Breitling/Sir Corland) with a 1.58 sec advantage over Graham Babes on Ma Fleur JS (Emerald van Ruytershof/Cassini II). Sebastian Bishop eased Springsteen (Spartacus/Canabis Z) into third and claimed fifth on Hollandani (Caleandro/Celano) with Lauren also in sixth aboard Carumba (Cardento/Grandilot).
Clear and four in a quick time pushed Adrian Whiteway into fifth on Kimba (It’s the Business/Tinka’s Boy) in the six-year-old grand prix.
“It was his biggest and toughest test to date. He’s been so consistent jumping countless double clears out here, it has set him up for the rest of the year,” said Adrian.
Graham Babes posted similar results on Glencoe (Chellthago/Numero Uno) for eighth with British-based Irishman Richard Howley in ninth on Heather M (Adagio/Sandro).
Eight faults in the second phase of the seven-year-old dropped Graham and the Verdi-sired Farao M down to 11th. Sweden’s Antonia Andersson claimed the win on Katanga VH Dingeshof (Cardento/Tornedo). Stacey Babes picked up four faults in round one on Flairvona for 16th.
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