Chloe Aston is a winner in Lummen
Chloe Aston posted a win on the final day in Lummen, Belgium, guiding the 14-year-old Figaro (FelicianoBeach Boy) into the top spot in the 1.35m speed. The pair claimed 0.44 sec to spare. Four faults dropped Morgan Kent and Cendara de Mies to 13th.
Guy Williams was in touch in the top-billed 1.50m, but had to settle for second place on the 12-year-old stallion Rouge de Ravel (Ultimo van de Moude/Quouglof Rouge) by just 0.05 sec. Brazil’s Pedro Junqueira Muylaert took the win on Chacote in the 13-strong decider. Eight faults sropped Derek McCoppin and Zaire into 12th.
Emma Stoker took fourth in the 1.40m on Bob Young’s Cartani/Tabasco la Silla eight-year-old Townhead Ballulah, finishing 3.41 sec behind the pace. Graham Gillespie posted the quickest time, more than two sec quicker than the winner, but a rail on the floor dropped Laverin de Saar into fourth.
Derek McCoppin claimed second in the 3* 1.30m speed on the Camiro de Haar Z eight-year-old Creevagh Gent, the pair finishing 2.57 sec behind the winner.
Louise Simpson was best Brit in Le Touquet, France, taking sixth in the big 3* 1.50m grand prix on Grafit.
Only five produced initial clears, including Louise, and they were joined by those on one time fault and the fast four-faulters in round two. Louise was in contention on the Kashmir van Schuttershof/Manhattan gelding in the 13-horse decider, but a rail on the floor pushed the pair from a possible second to sixth. Louise’s husband David claimed ninth on Keoki with William Funnell 10th on Billy Fanta.
One time fault in the 1* 1.30m prevented Liane Smith from joining the nine-horse jump-off and Flinstone de Ness took 11th.
Julie Slade slotted Billy Gogo (Billy Mexico/La Poco) into third in the amateur 1.20m, 3.55 sec behind the pace.
In Linz, Austria, Joe Clayton jumped a double clear in the youngster tour 1.40/1.45m on the eight-year-old El Wee Widge (Wheaweij de Landetta/Lester) to finish sixth, 4.70 sec behind the winner in the 17-horse jump-off.
Belgium’s Niels Bruynseels claimed victory in the 1.60m grand prix of Linz on Cas de Liberte with a 0.79 sec advantage in the nine-horse decider over Portugal’s Duarte Seabra with Fernhill Curra Quin – the only two clears in the jump-off. Robert Whitaker was best Brit on four faults in round one with Catwalk for 20th place.
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