Brits dominated the 1.30m on day one of week two in Bonheiden, Belgium, heading both sections – the clas split into two because of the huge numbers. Helen Tredwell jumped to the top in section one with Phil Tuckwell’s 10-year-old Baloubet du Rouet daughter Balouetta, convincingly taking victory by four sec.
And Phillip Miller headed the second section of the 1.30m on the Carthino Z/Indoctro nine-year-old Da Vinci, proving quicker by 1.57 sec over fellow Brit Amy Inglis on the Major de la Cour 11-year-old Amadeouse de Hurtbise. Also jumping clear was William Whitaker on Junior van het Hulst.
Winner of the five-year-old grand prix in week one, Danielle Ryder and the eye-catching Emerald van’t Ruytershof stallion Escape Z continued their winning form to head the first of week two’s five-year-old classes. They clinched victory by 0.13 sec in this 1.10m two-phase. Ben Bick picked up just one frustrating time fault in the second phase on the Chacco-Blue/Coriall mare Chacco Star for eigth and Danielle suffered a similar result on second ride the Harley VDL/Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve mare Hypromesse for ninth.
Amy Inglis claimed third in the six-year-old with the Diamant de Semilly daughter Zarina de Vidau, finishing in arrears by 1.30 sec behind winner, Tom Slattery for Ireland on Larca van Erpekom. Danielle Ryder also returned a double clear on the Untouched/Cardento mare Grand Touched Numo for ninth.
In the seven-year-old, Helen Tredwell picked up fifth place with Rowland Fernyhough’s Vleut stallion Fergus almost two sec behind the pace. Amy posted a steadier double clear on Kimosa van het Kritrahof for 16th place and Ireland’s Peter Maloney was also penalty-free on Compelling Z to take 18th.
Lulu Warren jumped into fifth in the 1.20m two-phase on the 12-year-old Alex V/D Molen (Ultimo/Goodwill), 2.79 sec behind the pace.
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