Keith Shore jumped into second in the top-billed world ranking 3* 1.50m grand prix in San Giovanni, Italy, on the Riviera tour.
Of the 41 starters, nine posted initial clears and they were joined in the jump-off by the only rider on one time fault – and France’s Edward Levy bounced up the order on Urhelia Lutterback as clears in the second round proved scarce to take third.
Germany’s Simone Blum claimed the win on DSP Alice, and Keith opted for accuracy on the Tornado 14-year-old Mystic Hurricane to provide the only other double clear for the runner-up spot. One of the unlucky ones on clear and four, Dan Neilson took ninth with the 13-year-old Newton Nickel (Wolfgang/Indoctro). Jay Buxton returned eight in round one on Strides Hilansterne.
Jay posted a solid double clear to take sixth place in the 3* 1.45m. Fifteen of the 60 starters returned initial clears to go forward to a hotly-contended jump-off. Jay guided the Elan de la Cour/Royal Feu 11-year-old Sekhmet de Keralys into another penalty-free round to finish eight sec behind the winner, Italy’s Andrea Messersi on Nanu. Dan Neilson dropped out of contention with five faults in round one on Major Delacour.
Keith Shore slotted Check Mate Z into ninth in the 1.35m speed, more than six sec behind the pace. And Elaine Williams claimed 11th in the 1.20/1.25m on Icon III with a steady clear.
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