Emma Stoker misses out by a fraction in Vilamoura
Emma Stoker missed victory by a fraction on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour. She rode into second place on Bob Young’s 12-year-old mare Townhead Tallulah (Tabasco la Silla/Calvados) in the 1.45m two-phase 0.41 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Thierry Goffinet on Artuur JH Z. Philip Spivey jumped into eighth on the Diamant de Semilly nine-year-old Darya I Nur with Laura Renwick on Top Dollar VI in 11th and Ellen Whitaker claimed 12th on Arena UK Winston. Also on double clears was Emily Ward on Remi Cavalleri for 14th and Cressy Neads’ Townhead Chinton on 17th.
Chloe Aston galloped into an impressive 2.21 sec victory to head the 1.40m two-phase on the Padinus 12-year-old Amigo T. Laura Renwick slotted the seven-year-old Alothain de Blondel (Newton de Kreisker/Heartbreaker) into seventh with Alicia Page on Ulievka de Breve in 11th. Anthony Condon picked up 19th on Zira vh Kapelhof Z and Cressy Neads also posted a double clear on Chinta van Geluut Z.
Emily Ward on the speedy Witch (Rash R/Namelus R) popped into second place in the 1.35m speed, just 0.16 sec in arrears of the winning time. Emma Stoker took fourth on the Monte Bellini eight-year-old Miss Moneypenny with Alicia Page and Illusion VI in sixth. Stuart Neads jumped into 13th on Chaska II and Richard Jenkinson posted a steady clear on Capri Sun.
Vanessa Jobson-Scott is enjoying a great tour and picked up another win in the 1.10m on the Concorde/Alme 17-year-old Arthur van de Helle, winning by 0.39 sec. Tim Page jumped a steady clear here on the promising seven-year-old Chaccomo Blue for 13th. And Charlotte Meikle slipped into fifth in the 1.20m with the Contender 12-year-old Virginia 188.
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