Alex Barr takes a win in Valkenswaard
Third on day one, Alex Barr guided Queen Bee JX to the top of day two’s big tour 1.35m speed at Valkenswaard in Belgium. The 10-year-old Quicksilber/Couleur Rubin mare took the win by 1.71 sec in the 34-strong class.
Alex also picked up third on the KojakManhattan 11-year-old Bettilina and Jodie Maher was eighth on the Darius eight-year-old Editor.
Sam Hutton – third on day one – popped the nine-year-old mare Indra’s Twinkeling (QuadrilloCaretano) into second in the medium tour 1.40m. They finished 1.24 sec behind the winner in the 17-strong jump-off, yielded from 55 starters. Anna Wilks guided the 13-year-old Undicci into 10th and four faults dropped Cressy Neads and Elton II down to 18th.
And Sam gave Happydam a lovely run in the big tour 1.45m to return penalty-free for seventh on the 10-year-old Quidam de Revel stallion, two sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Bertram Allen on GK Casper. Tim Wilks also came home clear in the 22-strong jump-off for 13th on the 13-year-old Quelbora Merze.
Sam also picked up ninth in the big tour 1.45m speed on the nine-year-old Concho (Cassaro/Acord II), more than seven sec behind the winner. And Cressy returned home clear for ninth in day one’s small tour 1.35m two-phase on the eight-year-old Chinta van Geluut Z. Jessica Mendoza and the 14-year-old Wan Architect took a steadier route for 14th place.
Scott Brash gave the eight-year-old Cademuir (Sebastian IIIConcorde) a steady run out in the small tour 1.35m to take third, 1.04 sec behind the pace. Jessica followed similar lines for fifth in the 13-strong decider on Wan Architect.
Alex jumped an easy clear in the seven-year-old Ferrara Durona (Balou du Rouet/Chin Chin) for 10th spot 4.33 sec behind the winner.
Anna jumped a steady double clear in day one’s six-year-old on the Toulon/Kashmir can schuttershof stallion l’Artiste de Roxandra for 18th. And Sean Curran was penalty-free in the 1.10m on the 10-year-old Up To Date 8/Just du Pomme stallion Enzo for 12th.
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