Jamie Wingrove maintains his winning form in Oliva Nova


Jamie Wingrove continued to establish a good partnership with Kevin Sleap’s nine-year-old mare Dumolga (Conterno Grande/Orame) on the MET Spring IV tour at Oliva Nova, Spain.

The pair clinched the top spot in the gold 1.30m speed. They claimed a commanding win with over three sec in hand. British-based Irishman Barry Drea guided the Billy Congo eight-year-old Okeurst Miss Mexico into into sixth more than four sec in arrears. Four faults dropped Maisie Drea from second to 30th on Okehurst Abbervail in the 45-strong class.

Jamie was in the running in the 56-horse 1.40m two-phase, settling for an eventual fourth on the Cartani/Quick Star 11-year-old Truman 9. They finished 1.92 sec behind the winner. Cressy Neads posted a double clear on Chinta van Geluut Z, but a steady pace put them in 16th. Cressy also cleared all the fences with second ride Townhead Chinton, but a time faults in the second phase dropped them out of the running.

Jamie also claimed third in the 27-strong six-year-old 1.30m two-phase with Genesis HB (Carrera VDL/Wittinger VDL), finishing 1.17 sec behind the winner. Clear and four faults dropped Stuart Neads and Lilo down to 11th place and Barry Drea took 14th with My Lady OL.

Barry topped the five-year-old with the Billy Mexico gelding Okehurst Mr Mexico, jumping double clear with 2.77 sec in hand. Carmen Edwards was penalty-free on the Verdi/Dutchboy mare Happy Valerie for fifth and picked up one time fault aboard SHW Candies Diamond (Van Gogh/Heartbreaker) for eighth.

A steady double clear from Stuart on Freya (Baltic VDL/Numero Uno) earned 11th spot in the seven-year-old 1.35m. Ireland’s Cameron Hanley took the win on Arany de Kergane.

Elliott Gordon was best Brit in the 1.45m speed, taking ninth on Rauhfaser, a Chin Chin/Calvados II 12-year-old, crossing the line more than five sec behind the winner, France’s Aldrick Cheronnet on Tanael des Bonnes. Jessie Drea returned a steady clear on the Touchdown 12-year-old Mullaghdrin Touch the Stars for 14th place.

Heather Larson popped the Coriano 11-year-old Whitney XI into fourth in the silver 1.25m speed, finishing 5.47 sec behind the pace. Elliott Gordon was also clear for 16th on Cenloumiro.

1/1