Derek McCoppin takes a win in Lummen


British-based Irishman Derek McCoppin got day two of week two in Lummen off to a flying start with a win on Zaire. Forty-eight contended the 1.45m speed with Derek and the Indoctro/Marlon 13-year-old Zaire outpacing all to take victory by 0.68 sec. Graham Gillespie and his 10-year-old home-bred mare Celine (Calvaro Z/Heartbreaker) eased into third place with Guy Williams on the 12-year-old Rouge de Ravel in seventh. Chloe Aston (Cornado’s Boy RC) and Emma Stoker (Townhead Campus) also posted clears for 10th and 12th respectively.

Chloe Aston galloped to the top on Amigo T in the 1.35m. A total of 16 from 44 starters contended the jump-off with Chloe storming ahead on the Padinus 12-year-old to win with 3.04 sec in hand. Graham Gillespie guided the Lavarin/Testarossa 13-year-old Laverin de Saar into third.

Graham also netted second spot in the 1.40m aboard London AJM, a Lord Z/Clinton 10-year-old, finishing just 0.13 sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Cassio Rivetti on Valolita du Lozon, in the 14-strong decider. Emma Stoker was also double clear on the eight-year-olds Shelby 12 (Stolzenberg/For Pleasure) and Townhead Ballulah (Caetani/Tabasco la Silla) for seventh and eighth and four faults dropped Guy Williams on Casper de Muze down to 11th.

Morgan Kent slotted the Centauer Z eight-year-old mare Cendara de Mies into second in the 1.30m. Fourteen of 37 jumped initial clears to access the jump-off with Morgan finishing 0.56 sec behind the pace. James Davenport jumped an easy clear in round one but opted not to participate in the jump-off on One Endeavour and took 14th. Emma Stoker returned on four faults in round one with Miss Moneypenny for 18th.

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