Julie Andrews races to a win in Drammen


Julie Andrews jumped to the top in Drammen, Norway, heading the 2* gold 1.40m final ahead of Jess Dimmock in a British one-two.

Sixty-two contended this speed class, with Julie racing ahead to win by 0.12 sec on the Oklund 14-year-old Wilando B. Jess was right behind for second on the For Pleasure/Quick Star 10-year-old Cudansa M and also claimed 10th on second ride Billy Anderson with clear and four.

Harriet Nuttall also claimed a win, topping the silver big tour 1.30m on Silver Lift, the Easy Lift/Silver Cloud 12-year-old easing ahead in the 63-horse class to win by 1.43 sec. A steadier double clear put Julie in 14th on the seven-year-old Billy Congo stallion Billy Cointreau.

In Versailles, France, John Whitaker eased Crumley into eighth in the 5* 1.50m speed a little over four sec behind the winner, France’s speedy Julien Epaillard on Toupie de la Roque.

Florence Bellm picked up second on the consistent Calvaro FCS/Cruising 15-year-old South Bound in the 1* 1.15m, just 0.08 sec behind the winner. Clear and four in the five-horse decider put Tess Carmichael in fifth on E Harley.

In Linz, Austria, Joe Clayton posted a double clear in the 1.45m to take fourth on Steve and Caroline Barnes’ Millioninmind, the Ard VDL Douglas 10-year-old finishing almost two sec behind the pace in the 12-strong jump-off.

Robert Smith picked up one time penalty in the second phase of the 1.50/.55m to take ninth on the nine-year-old stallion Ilton.

And Leonora Smee topped the amateur 1.40m accumulator in Mannheim, Germany, winning on the Oklund 14-year-old Waltons Flight, winning by 0.42 sec.

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