Jamie Wingrove is a winner in Oliva Nova


Jamie Wingrove has gone from strength to strength since establishing a partnership with Helen Rees’ Bart VI, and the pair collected more world ranking points with victory in style in Oliva Nova’s 1.45m two-phase on the Spring MET IV tour.

It was no mean feat as 73 contenders came forward here, but Jamie had the win sewn up on the Lord Z/Levantos 11-year-old with a 0.61 sec advantage.

“I’m so grateful for Helen and her partner Dyfrig Richards for sending me Bart to ride, I’ve put some work into him through the winter and it’s really paying off now,” said Jamie, who is realising his aim of earning world ranking points.

More Brits posted double clears, with Jessie Drea slotting the Touchdown 12-year-old Mullaghdrin Touch the Stars into third and Cressy Neads returned steadier rounds on Chinta van Geluut Z for seventh. Four faults dropped Elliott Gordon and Coravelle to 16th.

Jessie also picked up second in the silver 1.25m speed with the 13-year-old Point Two Elvis (Lux Z/Furisto), just 0.44 sec behind the pace. A steadier round by Carmen Edwards put the selle Francais 11-year-old Seattle Davier into fifth and Heather Larson took 12th on Whitney XI.

Heather also claimed 10th place in the gold 1.35m speed with the steadiest of the clears on Dunia LA. While Olivia Skinner picked up sixth with a penalty-free round on Cinderella IV (Corland/Quick Star) in the bronze 1.40m speed.

Will Edwards jumped to the top in the bronze 1.30m speed with the seven-year-old mare SHW Candies B (Chacco Blue/Heartbreaker), taking the win by an impressive 3.39 sec. Also clear, Drew Coogan claimed 11th on Bachelor K and Claire Beecroft eased into 14th with Vanda Cartier.

And another British win was on the cards. Imogen Beecroft landed the bronze 1.10m speed, winning with more than four sec in hand over her nearest rival on the Ontario nine-year-old Roscoe’s Amour. Four faults dropped Will Edwards down to 14th spot on Geriebanta.

Brits were bunched together in a hotly-contended bronze 1.20m speed, Ruth Reay the best of them in third on the Deister nine-year-old Callgirl, finishing just 0.19 sec behind the winner. Claire Beecroft slotted Burgana into fourth with Gabriella Horan’s Costa III in fifth and Imogen taking fifth with Untouchable.

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