Keith Shore is on form in Italy

Keith Shore hit form on the Riviera tour in San Giovanni, Italy, topping the 1.35m in typically speedy style. He outpaced his 30 rivals with the Triomphe de Muze/Kannan 15-year-old Coriander van’t Vennehof to win by 0.75 sec.

Keith also slotted the Cantho Z/Nabab de Reve nine-year-old Check Mate Z into seventh in the 1.30m, 2.75 sec behind the winning time.

Jay Buxton was best Brit in the world ranking 1.45m, slotting High Offley Arturo’s Catch into sixth. Forty-eight tackled this speed class, with Jay and the 14-year-old – by Arturo 8 and out of the grade A mare Catch as Catch Can – finishing 4.21 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Marcel Marschall on Undercontract.

Stacey Willsone is certainly getting to grips with new ride Steady the Helm, the 13-year-old formerly ridden by Tim Page, and the new partnership claimed second in the 1.10/1.15m speed, finishing 1.80 sec in arrears of the winning time.

Dan Neilson posted a steady clear in the 1.40m speed to ease Cirrus into 14th. And four faults in the second round of the six-bar dropped Dan and Major Delacour to sixth.

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