Graham Gillespie is best Brit in Eschweiler


Graham Gillespie was best Brit in the 3* world ranking 1.45m, jumping into third with the 13-year-old Laverin de Saar (Laverin/Testarossa). Fifty-seven contended this speed class, but only seven provided clear rounds, Graham finishing 1.66 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Bertram Allen on the Canto nine-year-old GK Casper. Anthony Condon rolled into sixth place with Kat Taylor’s Oklund 11-year-old Balzac. Four faults dropped Louise Simpson and Grafit out of the running.

An easy clear from Kate Whitaker’s Val de Vauxelles Z (Va Vite/Toulon) took sixth in the six-year-old speed, nine sec behind the pace. Four faults dropped Laura Johnson (Off the Record), Reece Oliver’s Lingala and Felix McCartney (Constakko Raa) to 15th, 17th and 18th.

Laura earned ninth spot in the ladies tour 1.20m with the Vleut/Oklund eight-year-old Elvis four sec behind the pace. Also jumping clear was Jenna Palmer Evans on the Quintero 11-year-old Ravello and Christina Gachoud on the eight-year-old Rumbold Warriors Echo (Warrior/Corland) for 14th and 15th.

Jenna repeated her clear from the previous day to take third on Coolado Z (Cayado 3/Royal Bravour) in the five-year-old speed, four sec in arrears of the winner. And steady clears from Graham Gillespie in the seven-year-old speed on Fortuna ES (Arizona/Vaillant) and the home-bred Calvaro’s Up to Date (Calvaro Z/Up to Date) claimed 10th and 16th.

Flo Norris was just over a sec too slow for victory in the silver 1.15m, taking second on the Doublas nine-year-old Darling HDH.

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