Lucinda Roche steps up to success in Oliva Nova


Lucinda Roche claimed third in Oliva Nova’s gold 1.40m speed on the Cruising/Darco 12-year-old WCE Falco, 2.54 behind the winning time. John Whitaker guided the nine-year-old Cassinis Chaplin (Cassini i/Cascavelle) into fourth and Jamie Wingrove netted seventh spot on the Chellano Z/Zeus 13-year-old Cardigan Z. Also posting clears was Louise Whitaker, in 16th on Udget Rozel and Claire Salem, 22nd aboard Diablo from Second Life Z.

Jemma Kirk popped Quelisto into fourth in the top-billed 1.45m two-phase, 0.70 sec behind the speedy French pair, Julien Epaillard and Sephora Sonzeenne. Jamie Wingrove eased Helen Rees’ Lord Z 11-year-old Bart VI into seventh and also double clear was Jack Whitaker on Street Hassle in 20th, Joe Clayton in 21st aboard Millioninmind, John Whitaker (Talisman de Mazure) and Skye Higgin (Ushaia du Thot).

Brits filled the top two places in the gold 1.30m speed, Maisie Drea on the Cordoba VDL/Chair Lift 10-year-old Okehurst Abbervail having the upper hand by 0.43 sec over Louise Whitaker and the Tjungske/Iroko 10-year-old Cuata. Jumping steadier clears was John Whitaker, in 14th on Crumley and Stuart Harvey and Egbert in 15th.Barry Drea headed the five-year-old on the Billy Mexico-sired Okehurst Mr Mexico, winning by the slender margin of 0.13 sec. Jasmin Collins took second with Ballycomon Gem (Lancelot/Lux Z) and Will Edwards took fourth on Shugar.

James Wilson topped the silver 1.25m with the eight-year-old Irish-bred mare Galwaybay Jessie, galloping ahead by 0.48 sec. Barry slotted the Billy Mexico daughter Okehurst Miss Mexico into second with Sam Ward and the Amadeus/Lysander seven-year-old Felicite in third and Will Edwards on the seven-year-old SHW Candies B (Chacco Blue/Heartbreaker) in fourth. Also jumping clear was Charlotte Flack in 10th on Ashdale Luxon and Skye Higgin, 16th on Amazone du Tillard.

James slotted Gossip SA (Vingino/Germus R) into second in the six-year-old, just 0.21 sec behind the winner. Tony French was hot on his heels for third with Finnisk Castor (Yeats/Castor) with Tom Hollins in sixth on Tavera.

Louise Whitaker was best Brit in the seven-year-old, guiding Brendon Stud’s home-bred Special Warrior (Warrior/Caretino Glory). The pair finished 1.90 sec behind the winning time.

Taisie de Gruchy took sixth in the silver 1.35m aboard the Aertbreaker 10-year-old Winner of Picobello Z and also picked up ninth aboard the Lupicor eight-year-old Hoodshill first Look. John Whitaker claimed eighth on the Conterno Grande 10-year-old Chino D Enfer.

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