Laura Mantel celebrates a glorious win at Windsor
The partnership that keeps on giving. Just a week after claiming their first area trial win, Laura Mantel took victory on day two at Windsor with Liz Howes’ Glory B V.
Eleven of the 37 starters posted first round clears to access the jump-off of the Land Rover A and B 1.40m, with Laura forging ahead on Liz Howe’s home-bred Caretino Glory daughter Glory B to win by 0.92 sec and take the handsome £1,500 first prize.
Lauren Edwards and Andy Doswell’s Zirocco Blue VDL eight-year-old Ella Sandra G took second place with Ben Walker aboard Roulette H in third. Five double clears were produced with fourth and fifth going to the Fletcher stable – Alfie Bradstock picking up fourth on KBIS Caicos and Oli Fletcher in fifth with Hello Disckoboy DN. Trevor Breen posted the fastest time of the class but a rail down dropped Bombay down to sixth.
Just 10 days after winning the small grand prix at Chepstow, Alfie Bradstock landed the B and C on the Animo/For Pleasure nine-year-old Tiger Bright.
Fifty-one contended this speed class with Alfie taking all the shortcuts to win by 2.55 sec. Katie Meredith claimed second on IC with Rowan Willis in third on Everse W. Aoife O’Connor took fourth on Animinute with Jay Halim fifth aboard Derby and Adrian Whiteway in sixth on Boavista Delsendam.
Ireland’s Aisling Byrne landed the Thames speed stakes amateur 1.30m with two sec in hand on the Chippendale Z nine-year-old Celeste SPB Z – a former ride of Britain’s Chloe Aston. Tess Carmichael jumped into second on the Air Jordan 12-year-old Atlantis PP Z with Charlotte Uden on Point Two Elvis in third.
Tony Pearson provided a fast four for fourth on Amadeus M, South Africa’s Charles Luyckx picked up fifth with Lightning 67 and Arina Abramovich finished in sixth on Quick Stepp.
In the St George amateur 1.30m, Sheik Isa Bin Mohammed Khalifa took the win on Zamzam with 0.47 sec in hand over Charles Luyckx on Cicero II. Flo Norris was best Brit aboard Songe de Toscane and Tony Pearson guided Billy Grand into sixth spot.
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