Phillip Miller is best Brit in Bonheiden

Phillip Miller galloped into second in Bonheiden’s 1.40m on day two of week two at the popular Belgian venue. A mammoth 95 entries contended this speed class, with Phillip and Brendon Stud’s game home-bred mare Unbelievable Lady (Unbelievable Darco/Hamilton) giving her all. But they had to concede defeat to Ireland’s Michael Duffy on Castleforbes Talitha by 0.75 sec. Amy Inglis eased Samayava Ar Park into fifth and Rachael Connor stepped up the seven-year-old Zaha to jump clear and take 20th. Ben Bick jumped round for one time fault on Zipiro.

And Rachael stepped up the 11-year-old B Valeree (Larino/Andiamo) to the 1.35m speed and claimed third, finishing 2.20 sec behind the winner. British-based Peter Maloney took fifth on Team Harmony’s Babilonia and William Whitaker claimed 18th with a steady clear on Junior van het Hulst in the 82-strong class.

A winner 24 hours earlier and victor of week one’s grand prix, Danielle Ryder had to settle for second in the five-year-old on the Emerald van’t Ruytershof stallion Escape Z with a steady clear more than three sec behind the winner. Katinka Brogaard guided Hotline (Indoctro/Heartbreaker) into fourth in the 25-strong class.

Katinka also slotted Galveston G into 11th in the six-year-old and Amy Inglis jumped double clear for 14th on the Diamonat de Semilly daughter Zarina de Vidau.

Amy also jumped into 18th in the seven-year-old with a steady double clear on the Chatman daughter Kimosa van het Kritrahof. Helen Tredwell posted four faults on Fergus to drop down the line.

In the 1.10m, Emma Shingles rode into 10th on the 11-year-old Torino with Lulu Warren taking 11th aboard the nine-year-old Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve daughter Dera B.

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