Claire Beecroft is on winning form in Oliva Nova


Brits lifted the top three in the bronze 1.30m with Claire Beecroft netting first and third on Sam W and Vanda Cartier (pictured). Forty-two contended this speed class, Claire taking the win on the Canaye/Zeus by 0.27 sec. She also picked up third on the Lord Z/Rubert R 11-year-old Vanda Cartier, sandwiching Carmen Edwards into second aboard the Zambesi six-year-old Twinning Hill.

Barry Drea shot to the top in the gold 1.30m speed on the Billy Mexico eight-year-old Okehurst Miss Mexico, winning by 0.53 sec.

Will Edwards topped the bronze 1.25m speed by just 0.8 sec with the six-year-old Eclipse II (Casanova du Domaine Z/Mr Blue). Olivia Skinner rode the Concorde 11-year-old Sir Henry IV into ninth and Emma Holmes took 13th with Evy Twiggy. Also jumping clear was Nissi Sabina Ladell on Exclusive vant Schaaphof for 18th and Madeleine Kellett’s Ella VI to take 21st.

Jamie Wingrove was best Brit in the hotly-contended 2* 1.45m grand prix. Twenty of the 49 jumped initial clears to access the jump-off, and it was all about the clock. But Jamie gave Chellano Z 13-year-old Cardigan Z an easy round to ease into 12th, four sec behind the winner, the Netherland’s Robert Vos on Carat. Stuart Neads was also penalty-free for 14th on Lordanos Junior. Cressy Neads and Townhead Chinton returned four faults in round one.

Jessie Drea jumped into fourth in the gold 1.35m two-phase with the 13-year-old Javas Wild Child (Ard VDL Douglas/Clover Hill), 0.99 sec behind the pace. Robert Vos again took the win, this time riding Count Dooku.

Ruth Reay claimed third in the bronze 1.15m on the nine-year-old Deister daughter Callgirl, their four faults in the second round dropping them down the line from a possible victory. Imogen Beecroft picked up fifth on Roscoe’s Amour.

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