Anthony Condon enjoyed a good week and after winning a 5* class just 24 hours earlier, he topped the seven-year-old sectiona A aboard Neil Fiddes’ Friso (Azteca VDL/Phin Phin). Eleven of the 42 posted round one clears with Anthony taking charge to win with just 0.16 sec in hand over Belgium’s Karel Cox on Fortuna. Fellow Irishman Paul Kennedy returned four faults in round one on Destiny Second Life Z for 14th place.
In the seven-year-old section B, Pippa Goddard (No Name) and Graham Gillespie (Calvaro’s Up to Date) both incurred a first round four faults to take 15th and 18th.
Four faults in the 2* grand prix jump-off dropped James Davenport and the Voltaire/Nimmerdor nine-year-old One Endeavour to sixth. One time fault prevented Derek McCoppin and Zaire from joining the 14-strong jump-off and they took 16th.
Only five of the 48 starters reached the Longines 1.60m grand prix jump-off, won by Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat on Hannah with a 0.90 sec advantage over Sweden’s Peder Fredricson on H&M Christian K. Michael Whitaker was best Brit on nine faults with JB’s Hot Stuff.
Graham Gillespie jumped into fifth in the 1.35m six-horse jump-off on the home-bred Calvaro Z/Heartbreaker 10-year-old Celine with clear and seven.
Morgan Kent picked up fifth in the 1.30m with the eight-year-old Cendara de Mies on clear and four in the six-horse decider.
Deborah Jackson rode into third in the 2* 1.40m on the 11-year-old Chin Champ (Chin Chin/Carvallo) with a double clear, finishing 1.83 sec behind the winner. Anthony Condon jumped a round one clear on SFS Arla bur elected not to start in the second round and took 10th.
Pippa Goddard topped the five-year-old with Hadesh VDS (Diarado/Lancelot), winning by 1.13 sec. Darren Smith was also double clear on the Darco-sired Darco Tonto UK Z for sixth and on clear and four was Pippa with secnd ride Hot Bluebird (Plot Blue/Heartbreaker) and Louis Simmons on Hakuna (VDL Sheraton/No Limit) to take seventh and eighth.
In the six-year-old, Ireland’s Richard Howley guided LSS Barbados (Balou du Rouet/Errigal Flight) into third with a double clear to finish just over two sec behind the pace. Fellow Irishman Derek McCoppin was also double clear for 11th on Glamour Boy (Numero Uno/Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve).
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