Georgie Crumley takes a commanding win in Opglabbeek
Georgie Crumley was in definite speed mode in Opglabbeek, Belgium, racing away with victory in the 1.30m speed section B to win by an impressive 6.10 sec. Riding Killagriff Ohio Lou, an ARD Ohio/Golden Cliff 14-year-old, Georgie left no-one in doubt of her intentions, leaving her 45 rivals trailing in her wake. Chloe Aston was the closest with the 13-year-old Figaro for second spot. Scott Brash guided Hello Forever into a steady round to pick up one time fault and 19th.
They were denied a win, but Brits filled second and third in the 1.35m two-phase section B, Scott Brash smoothly guiding the eight-year-old Cademuir (Sebastian III/Concorde) into second just 0.20 sec behind the winner, the Netherlands’ Stefanie Heins on Silverado. Rose Moss slotted Caliva into third.
Rose rode into third in the 1.35m two-phase section A with the Rash R 14-year-old Weston, crossing the line 3.57 sec in arrears of the winning time. British-based Irishman Paul Kennedy posted a steadier double clear for 14th on Darero H.
Only seven from 43 starters jumped clear in the 1.35m speed section A, with Leonora Smee the best of the Brits in fourth on Waltons Top Flight. The Oklund/Omnistar 14-year-old finished more than four sec behind the winner, the Netherlands’ Dennis van den Brink on Durano V. Chloe Aston provided the fastest time of the class and could have claimed victory with more than four sec in hand, but a rail fell for Lorelei van het Waterschoot Z to drop them to 21st.
Tim Wilks posted a clean sheet for third in the seven-year-old on Shine, a Billy Congo/Zeoliet mare, breaking the beam just 0.84 sec behind the winner. Remy Ellis on the Clinton/Chin Chin gelding Flinton CN slotted into 14th and Helen Tredwell eased Galtur (Cornets Stern/Balou du Rouet) into 16th. Also returning double clears was Dan Moseley (Arrogant un Prince), Anna Wilks (Knock Out van’t Paradijs), Trevor Breen (Feliano B and Franklin), Tim Wilks (Kay) and Sally Hopkinson (Fadograaf).
Dan Moseley rode the Quaprice Boimargot stallion Berdenn de Kergane into third in the six-year-old, finishing 0.87 sec behind the winner. Rose Moss jumped into sixth on the Billy Congo-sired African Affair and Helen Tredwell was also doubleclear to pick up 11th on Fidibus (Forever Jump/Coriano).
Miriam Goddard eased the nine-year-old Flipper d’Elle daughter For Sienna Z into third in the 1.20m, finishing 1.78 sec behind the pace. Camilla Bingham was also double clear on the seven-year-old Sportsfield Fleurie for 12th.
Megan Williams claimed fourth in the 1.10m with the seven-year-old Amber, their double clear finishing 2.36 sec behind the winner. Remy Ellis took sixth on Good Friends and Tess Carmichael slotted E Harley into seventh. Ella Quigley borrowed her mom Sharon’s usual ride Adermie 52 to take 10th and also picked up 14th on Madame Butterfly.
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