British-based riders jumped to the top in the diamond 1.35m at the Eschweiler Masters in Germany, Ireland’s David Simpson taking victory on Starfighter. He guided the Stalypso/Contendro 11-year-old to win by 1.61 sec and relegate his wife Louise to second on the eight-year-old Jaffar du Bourguignon (Lord Z/Darco).
And Robert Whitaker filled third place with the Armitage/Heartbreaker 10-year-old Hicksteadt AEG. Kate Whitaker with Eunomia, Louise on second ride The Jeweller, Anthony Condon on Zira VH Kapelhof and Felix McCartney with Quattro Z also posted steady clears to finish down the line.
A steady clear in the 1.40m on the Esprit van de Hoenderheide nine-year-old Able Mabel earned Robert 15th place, 10 sec behind the winner, Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer on Electric Z. Graham Gillespie also jumped clear on Celine and Laverin de Saar to finish down the order.
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