Charlotte Platt hits winning form on day one of the Z tour at Lanaken
Charlotte Platt hit winning mode in the 1.35m section A on the Z tour, Lanaken, Belgium, with Colien. The Lupicor/Goodwill 10-year-old mare answered every call to take the class by 1.38 sec. Joe Clee eased the Diarado/Kashmire van Schuttershof seven-year-old Florida van Maarle into sixth with Lee Williams on Salvador in 19th.
Joe eased the seven-year-old Calvaro/Diamant de Semilly stallion Kafka VD Heffinck into fourth with James Whitaker in fifth on the Mersley Mon Capatain/Centauer Z 13-year-old Mersley Chakotay. Also double clear was William Whitaker on Junior van het Hulst for 15th and Sam Hutton on Jumpy van de Hermitage.
And Charlotte was best Brit in the 1.45m, easing the home-bred nine-year-old Verdi/Padinus stallion Jenson 55 into sixth place. They finished almost five sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Pedro Veniss on Tresor de Varende.
James posted an easy double clear in the 2* 1.30m section A on Mersley Ezri (Mersley Mon Capatain/Candillo) for ninth with Tara McDonald in 10th on Fygo von d’Ouwe Grint and Amy Leggatt was 11th on Donatella. Sam Hutton was alos clear on Indra’s Twinkeling for 16th and William Whitaker jumped into 15th in the section B equivalent on Justin van de Zandhoeve.
Zoe Smith jumped a good double clear in the young horse 1.20m on the Bodinus six-year-old Garcia Lente for fifth place, finishing 1.72 sec behind the winner. Emily Llewellyn claimed 12th on the Widny six-year-old Mr Bullseye and also returning clean sheets was Hannah Downes (Julietta Flamenco), Spencer Roe (Gambler B) and Lee Williams (Luanda 55).
Spencer Roe popped the Padinus 14-year-old Wonder Why around the 1.20m to pick up ninth with three time faults. Sally Swiers finished 11th on Millfield Long Socks.
Sam Hutton eased the Ogano Sitte 10-year-old Bimbo de la Ferme St-Martin into 11th in the 2* 1.25m speed and Max Routledge also posted a clear on Centos Girl for 16th.
Emma Slater jumped into 12th in the 1* 1.25m with the seven-year-old Ruxton Hullabaloo (Balou Star/Embla Statesman), finishing more than 12 sec behind the pace. Sarah Williams picked up one time fault for 21st on Calvarao Star.
Four faults in the 1.40m dropped Max Routledge on La Lou du Rouet and Charlotte Platt’s Flawless out of the reckoning.
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