Ashley Ray is a winner in Magna Racino
Ashley Ray jumped Quite A Flower into the top spot of the bronze 1.25m final speed at Magna Racino in Austria.
Forty-nine contended with Ashley and the Quite Easy/Ralme Z 10-year-old mare taking the win by 1.56 sec. Ashley also guided second ride Care For, a nine-year-old with Careful/For Pleasure bloodlines, into fifth and British-based Irish lass Lucinda Roche finished seventh on Camilla. And Ashley also picked up 10th on Ans De La Piece.
Lucinda Roche claimed victory in Friday’s bronze 1.20m speed with the consistent Hebe Van’t Palmenhof, the Darco/Gold Sky 10-year-old mare shooting straight to the top of the 51-strong class to win by 0.71 sec. Mackenzie Ray slotted the 10-year-old Tulipe De Baudiere into third and Ashley Ray’s Care For finished in fifth. One time faults put Lucinda and second ride Camilla in 14th. Lucinda had claimed third in Thursday’s bronze tour 1.20m speed on Hebe Van’t Palmenhof, 1.78 sec behind the pace. Ashley Ray rode into eighth on the nine-year-old Care For and Lucinda also picked up 17th on second ride Camilla.
Lucinda picked up fifth in Friday’s EY Cup 1.35m with WCE Falco more than three sec behind the winner. And the pair finished 10th in Saturday’s 1.40m speed, four faults dropping them down the line. Four faults marred their performance in the EY Cup 1.45m final, but the round was sufficient for fifth spot.
A steady clear in the gold 1.35m speed with the eight-year-old mare Izar LB claimed 14th spot.
Ninth on day one, British-based Irishman Shane O’Reilly jumped to the top in Thursday’s six-year-old 1.25m speed on Oakingham Stud’s Mozart Des Hayettes-sired Belga Du Thot, winning by 0.96 sec. Fellow Irishman Oakingham Stud rider Roger McCrea claimed fourth on the Diarado stallion Di Caprio – placed sixth on day one. Mackenzie Ray was 11th on Directeur and Shane took 12th on second ride Birdy Du Thot both returning on one time fault.
In the six-year-old final, Roger and Di Caprio slipped into fifth spot just half a sec shy of the winning time, and Shane aboard Birdy Du Thot finished ninth with a steadier clear. Mackenzie also claimed third in Thursday’s seven-year-old with Fashion ES – another by Diarado – six sec behind the winner. Fourth on day one, four faults dropped Roger and Davinci VD Bosrand to eighth.
An easy double clear two sec behind the pace put Mackenzie and the eight-year-old Diamant De Semilly mare Valse De Boguin into seventh in the silver 1.30m final. Roger was close behind for ninth on Jazz’Men De Septon with Ashley in 13th on Apart P and Shane aboard Elvira in 14th – all returning penalty-free.
One time fault in the jump-off put Roger and Davinci VD Bosrand into fourth in the 1.35m seven-year-old final.
Roger claimed fifth in the silver tour 1.30m speed on the eight-year-old Clinton stallion Jazz’Men De Septon almost six sec behind the pace.
Shane rode into 13th on Elvira.
Roger rode into fifth in Thursday’s five-year-old 1.15m speed on the Diamant De Semilly stallion Oakingham Titan with a steady clear. Shane O’Reilly took 15th on Milando. And in the five-year-old final, Roger and Titan finished in third place, 3.81 sec in arrears of the winning time, and Shane and Milando took fifth.
Four faults in the jump-off of the gold 1.35m final dropped Roger and the Laptop seven-year-old Sweet Cinnamon down to 11th in the 16-horse jump-off.
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