Jemma Kirk lands another win in Oliva Nova


Jemma Kirk landed Oliva Nova’s gold 1.35m table C speed on Tchoupi Pironniere. Forty-one contended here, with the 10-year-old gelding posting victory for Jemma by 1.86 sec on the Spring MET III tour. Four sec added for a rail down dropped Joe Clayton and Jane Heerbeck’s Carolus K DHI to sixth, Maisie Drea jumped a steadier clear for 10th on Kinkeen Diamond and Jamie Wingrove finished 12th on Dumolga.

Taisie de Gruchy headed the silver 1.30m with a fast double clear on the Lupicor eight-year-old Hoodshill First Look, winning with more than three sec in hand. British-based Irishman Barry Drea took sixth with the Billy Mexico eight-year-old Okehurst Miss Mexico and Joe Clayton was also double clear in the 88-strong two-phase on Eye Catcher for 13th.

Louise Whitaker stepped Udget du Rozel up a level and the Cero/Kannan nine-year-old jumped into fifth in the top-billed gold 1.45m. Thirteen of the 68 starters jumped clear to access the jump-off, and Louise guided Udget to finish 3.51 sec behind the winner. Four faults dropped John Whitaker and Cassinis Chaplin into ninth and Jemma claimed 11th on Carbani on clear and eight. Skye Higgin produced the fastest four of round one for 14th on Quarina de Blondel and also on four was Jack Whitaker in 16th on Street Hassle, Tony French 18th on Kinsale Houdini and Charlotte Flack aboard Ashdale Luxara in 22nd.

Jack jumped a steady clear on Valentin R in the gold 1.30m speed for 12th.

And four faults in the jump-off of the silver 1.40m grand prix dropped John Whitaker and Chino D’Enfer down to 13th. Joe Clayton took 16th on Arlo de Blondel. Switzerland’s Yannick Jorand on Shere Khan de Bornat took the win.

Rhiannon Lawrence guided Papillon du Marclet into fifth in the bronze 1.40m speed, the pair finishing 4.14 sec behind the winning time. Tess Carmichael eased Atlantis PP Z right behind in sixth.

In the bronze 1.25m accumulator, Carmen Edwards eased the Zambesi/Turbo six-year-old Twinning Hill into 10th, finishing eight sec behind the pace. Emma Holmes slotted Quincy 151 into 12th and Will Edwards also posted a maximum score for 15th on Tinkas Brook II.

One time fault prevented Will from climbing any higher in the bronze 1.15m and he took 14th on Goodluck TN. Alicia Store and Capellini II returned clear and four for 18th with Will in 19th on Geriebanta.

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