Phillip Miller is in the money in Bonheiden
Phillip Miller jumped into sixth in the 1.35m with Brendon Stud’s home-bred mare Sussex Caretino (Caretino Glory/Hamilton) on the final day at Bonheiden. They posted a double clear to finish 0.89 sec behind the winning time. Ireland’s Peter Maloney was close behind for seventh on Team Harmony’s Babilonia and Ben Walker was also penalty-free for 15th aboard Gepetto in the 81-strong class.
Peter took second in the seven-year-old 1.35m on Compelling Z (Chellano Z/Carthago Z) in a 13-horse jump-off, finishing 2.70 sec behind the winning time. Four faults in round one dropped Rachael Connor and Fantastic out of the running and into 20th place.
Brits were out of luck in the 2* 1.45m grand prix with Ben Bick the best on one time fault with the Zip Phin nine-year-old Zipiro to take 17th. Helen Tredwell (Sebastian VII) and Phillip Miller (Unbelievable Lady) both returned on four faults. Belgium’s Ann Carton-Grootjans on the Vigo d’Arsouilles mare Funky Music claimed the win by 0.44 sec in the 11-strong jump-off. Peter Maloney and Polinska des Isles hit a rail to drop into eighth place.
Lulu Warren tried very hard to win a class but had to concede defeat in the 1* 1.10m, although she came close. She took second and third with the Condios 13-year-old Zeitgeist M2S and the nine-year-old Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve daughter Dera B, but Belgiium’s Melissa Laenen and In Time had the win sewn up by 0.37 sec. Emma Shingles rode Torino into fifth.
Four faults in round one of the 1.25m dropped Lulu down to 11th on the Ultimo 12-year-old Alex V/D Molen. Only six reached the jump-off, won by New Zealand’s Grant Wilson on Un Diamant du Nevez. Emma Shingles also returned on four for 19th with Mirdads Hawa.
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