Sammie-Jo Coffin lands a win in Mijas
Sammie-Jo Coffin scored handsomely in the Master 1.35m at Mijas on the Costa del Sol tour with a win on Bellamy II. She guided the 11-year-old Cardento/Baloubet du Rouet mare into the top spot with 1.03 sec in hand. And Sammie also picked up sixth place on the Lupicor nine-year-old Devil’s Kiss with Adrian Whiteway in ninth on Enrico and Chris Franks 10th aboard Monks Grand Prix. Harry Charles was also double clear on Ernestine F for 12th place.
Alex Gill was best Brit in the world ranking 1.45m speed, taking sixth on Billy Fraulein (Billy Congo/Capitol II). They posted a steady round to finish 8.72 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Francois Mathy Jr on Falco van de Clehoeve. Graham Babes was also clear tfor seventh on Boucheron and Robert Smith posted a fast four on Cimano E, dropping from possible vlctory to 13th.
Brits bunched together in the lower placings in the Master 1.40m speed, Steven Franks easing the Diamant de Semilly 13-year-old Abdul Aziz into fourth almost seven sec behind the pace. Lara Whiteway took fifth on VDL Alitta (Karandasj/Indoctro) with Sammie-Jo Coffin in sixth and seventh on Willem de Lux and Simply Splendid. Chris Franks claimed 10th on Mega Times with Alex Gill in 18th on The Drawness and Stacey Babes was also clear for 20th and 24th on Cazador LS and Very Chic du Tillard.
Adrian Whiteway jumped into second in the six-year-old on the It’s the Business/Tinka’s Boy gelding Kimba. They were eight sec away from the winner, but Adrian is thrilled how the inexperienced Kimba has stepped up and grown up on this tour.
Lauren Edwards eased Kesara (Kannan/Grandilot) into fifth with Richard Howley on LSS Barbados in sixth and Graham Babes posted a fast four on Glencoe for eighth.
Sebastian Bishop headed the five-year-old on Hollndani (Caleandro/Celano) with almost 10 sec in hand. Sebastian also claimed fourth on Springsteen and Graham Babes took fifth aboard Ma Fleur JS.
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