Emily Ward and Wild Rose bounce back to form in Vilamoura


The Brits were unbeatable in Vilamoura’s 1.40m, filling the top three places with Emily Ward bringing Wild Rose to the fore. The big, scopey Oklund/Cavalier 14-year-old – who had 18 months and produced a Big Star foal – bounced back to form to win by 0.21 sec.

Winners 24 hours earlier, Chloe Aston and the Padinus 12-year-old Amigo T settled for second on this occasion and Tim Page jumped into third on the Amadeus/Tygo eight-year-old Elvera. Anna Power jumped a steadier clear on Edison V in this 51-strong speed to take 10th.

Belgium’s Thierry Goffinent dominated the 82-strong 1.45m two-phase, lifting the top two places with Navarro UK and Aturr JH Z. Laura Renwick was less than a second behind to take fourth 0.79 sec in arrears on the 10-year-old Heliodor Hybris (Diamant de Semilly/Cannonball). Tim Page finished sixth on Duc D Arsouilles and Philip Spivey eased Smirnov into seventh with Chloe Aston taking 10th on Cornado’s Boy RC and also picked up 13th with a clear and fast four on Kolibri Classic.

Douglas Duffin jumped to the top in the 1.35m with the eight-year-old Diarado/Heartbreaker stallion Eclips V, topping the 10-strong jump-off by 1.72 sec. British-based Australian Rowan Willis eased Everse W (Lexicon/Carthago) into third with Sarah Lundy in fourth on the Berlin nine-year-old Diablo V. On four faults in the jump-off, Joe Whitaker took seventh on Finesse VD Wateroren and Douglas Duffin claimed ninth on Chento D.

And the Brits were on fire in the 1.10m, claiming four of the top five places. Vanessa Jobson-Scott continued on her incredible winning run to take the top spot on the Concorde 17-year-old Arthur van de Helle with 1.39 sec to spare. Emily Smallman eased Casimir II (Sir Lui/Zamiro) into second with Shannon Kelly on the Diabo/Darco seven-year-old Kira Van’T Vennehof in third and and Angela Eardley’s Jesta van de Noordhoek in fifth. Rowan took eighth on Wellington Grey Goose and Angela also picked up 15th with a steadlier clear on Forella TS.

In the 1.20m speed, Charlotte Meikle popped Virginia 188 into eighth and Vanessa Jobson-Scott took ninth with Crocantino of Greenhill Z.

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