Chloe Aston jumps into second in Vilamoura's 1.45m

Chloe Aston popped the consistent Amigo T into second in the 1.45m speed on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour. A large entry of 82 contended, with Chloe and the Padinus 12-year-old Amigo jumping into the runner-up spot, finishing 1.21 sec behind the winning round of Brazil’s Felipe Ramos Guinato on Zenzero.

Tim Page claimed fourth on Justin Skinner’s Quasimodo van de Molendreef 14-year-old Duc D Arsouilles with Philip Spivey in eighth on the Romanov 11-year-old Smirnov. Ireland’s Anthony Condon took ninth on Balzac and 12th aboard Douglas Delight with Emma Stoker in 11th with Townhead Campus. Stuart Neads was also clear on Lordanos Junior for 16th and Douglas Duffin picked up one time fault on Quidam B Z for 23rd.

Joe Whitaker continued on his incredible winning run in the six-year-old, taking the top spot with Wednesday’s winner, the Checkpoint de Lison-sired Fairy Tale. They finished 1.21 sec ahead of fellow Brit Tim on the Balou du Rouet stallion Wild Balou Bill. Joe also picked up fourth on the Baltic VDL daughter Gallicia.

Philip Spivey guided the 12-year-old Ard VDL Douglas/Lord Noble mare VDL Cassius into third in the 1.35m two-phase, just 0.54 sec behind the winning time. Stuart Neads jumped Chaska II into eighth with Alicia Page in 11th on Ulievka de Breve, Emily Ward 13th aboard Remi Cavalleri and Anthony Condon also posted a double clear on the arko daughter SFS Arla for 16th.

Emma Stoker was best Brit in the seven-year-old speed, easing the Arko III/Darco stallion Everton de Villee into third, 1.74 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Cameron Hanley on Arany de Kergane. Emma also picked up ninth on Pembroke 3, just behind Anthony Condon on Friso in eighth.

Emma was more than three sec adrift in the five-year-old speed on Grand Stakkato (Graf Top/Stakkato) for fourth place. Belgium’s Thierry Goffinet recorded another win, taking the top spot on the Chellano stallion Crush Second Life Z. Anthony jumped the steadiest clear for sixth on Beluga Z and four faults dropped Vanessa Jobson -Scott (Muna VD Bisschop) and Jackson Reed-Stephenson (Revelation) to seventh and eighth.

Jackson Reed-Stephenson returned one of the steadiest double clears of the 1.30m to take eighth on the Vagabond de la Pomme seven-year-old Exception. A clear and fast four dropped Jake Aston and Cecilia to 14th.

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