Annabel Shields maintains her form with another win in Kronenberg


Annabel Shields didn’t rest on her laurels after clocking two wins the previous day in Kronenberg, the Netherlands, and topped the 58-strong 1* 1.30m group one with My Casall.

Brits filled the top two places in this speed class, Annabel guiding the Cassini II/Casall eight-year-old My Casall into victory by 0.48 sec to bring her winning tally to six at this two-week meeting. Jonathan Dixon netted second place on the 10-year-old Vleut/Animo mare Camona and Ria Ginley picked up 11th in the group two 1.30m on the 12-year-old Achillus S.

Just 0.23 sec prevented Annabel from clocking up another win and she had to settle for second place in the 78-strong 1.40m two-phase with the Hermes de Reve/Burggraaf nine-year-old Carnoneybridge Challenger. Alex Barr slotted Queen Bee JX (Quicksilber/Couleur Rubin) into fourth and Mark Bunting took 11th place on Eurohills Alcatraz. Portia Howard was close behind for 12th on Exclusive.

Annabel was on form and also took second in the young horse 1.25/1.30m speed, riding the Zenith/Chellano Z seven-year-old Rubin VHS into the runner-up spot to finish 1.39 sec behind the winner. Jane Davies jumped a very steady clear on Cipriani and her husband Simon picked up just one time fault on Pempelonne.

Annabel was also in the mix in the 78-entry 1.45m, posting an initial clear on Wet Wet Wet to access the 13-strong jump-off, but eight faults dropped them to 13th. Mark Bunting was in with a chance, but a rail down on Brennergraf put him 10th. The Netherlands’ Vincent Voorn took the win on Quinlan with a 0.34 sec advantage over France’s Simon Lorrain on Quavaroti Val Fleuri.

Jonathan Dixon rode into sixth in the 1.35m on the Canturo/Darco 11-year-old Gantico just 0.78 sec behind the winner in a hotly contended two-phase. Alex Barr eased Bettilina (Kojak/Manhattan) into seventh and Portia was also double clear for 13th on Ino V Bareelhof.

Alex Barr claimed second in the 1.20m two-phase with Darco Diva, the Unbelievable Darco eight-year-old, finishing 0.73 sec behind the pace.

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