Louise Saywell is best Brit in France


Louise Saywell jumped into fourth in the big class of the day in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, the 1.45m, with Feigtling.

Fifty-six contended this two-phase class with Louise guiding Graham Ward’s Chicago Z/Darco gelding to cross the line two sec behind the winner, France’s Benoit Cernin and Tea Star D’Oyale. Nigel Coupe and Jubilee III picked up four faults in the second phase to drop to 18th.

Graham Babes eased the Calvados/Phoenix mare Calvade de Pikkerie Z into third in the 55-strong 1.30m speed, finishing 0.98 sec behind the winner, France’s Jules Orsolini on Zazoe.

In Arezzo, Italy on the Toscana tour, Mackenzie Ray jumped straight to the top in the 1* 1.15m, guiding the 10-year-old mare Tulipe de Baudiere to a 1.32 sec win.

Ashley Ray picked up ninth and 10th places in the 3* 1.30m two-phase with double clears on Quattro d’Ete and Care For, finishing two and half sec behind the pace in the 99-strong class.

Mackenzie rode Assouan into 15th in the bronze 1.25m and Austria’s Ludovica Goess-Saurau jumped at her first show to finish 16th with Omane des Faux, a 15-year-old previously ridden by Beth Vernon.

British-based Irishman Roger McCrea posted an easy clear in the silver 1.30m on Casalle Z, an eight-year-old Casall/Crown Z mare. They finished more than seven sec steadier than the winner.

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