Julie Andrews is oh so close in Kronenberg

Just 0.31 sec denied Julie Andrews victory in the de Peelbergen 2* 1.45m grand prix in Kronenberg, Holland.

Only five reached of the 59 starters reached the jump-off, but it was nevertheless hotly contended as all five jumped clear again. Julie was all out to win and the Cantos/Burggraaf 12-year-old Ayrton IV matched her enthusiasm, but the pair proved just a fraction outside the winning time for second place. It left the Netherlands’ Niels Tacken to pick up the win on Chenna Z.

Jonathan Dixon was also a member of the jump-off on Continio (Contender/Argentinus) and they took fifth with the steadiest of the clears, three sec in arrears of the winning time. Both Annabel Shields on Wet Wet Wet and Scott Brash’s Hello Senator returned on four faults in round one for 15th and 17th.

Already winner of four classes at this meeting at De Peelbergen, Annabel notched up another victory.

Fourteen of the 58 starters tackled the 1.30m jump-off, but Annabel was quickest off the mark to take the win by 0.29 sec on My Casall, a Cassini II/Casall eight-year-old. Ireland’s Conor Drain claimed second on the seven-year-old mare Forever with fellow Irishman Harry Allen third aboard Eh Quick Nina. Paul Bevan jumped a steadier double clear with the Vittorio 10-year-old Coco Vittorio for 10th spot.

Scott Brash jumped into second in the 2* 1.35m on Cademuir, the home-bred Sebastian III/Concorde eight-year-old finishing just 0.93 sec behind the winning time of the Netherlands’ Kristian Houwen on Drop Shot VM.

Paul Bevan posted the steadiest of the clears for maximum points in the 1* 1.30m accumulator on new ride Caesar A, a Vermont/Indorado 10-year-old, to take 16th place. Scott lost one point for 17th on Hello Forever.

Nick Benterman lost eight points in the 2* 1.30m accumulator but still managed to pick up 13th spot with the Stakkatol eight-year-old Roscoe 18. Ireland’s Ciaran Dreeling took the win on Lord Lenitas.

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