Lucinda Roche kicked off week two in Magna Racino, Austria, with a win, heading the bronze 1.20m on Hebe Van’t Palmenhof.
Forty-four contended this speed class with Lucinda – who rides for Ireland but is based in Warwickshire, England – galloping ahead to win by 1.69 sec. Britain’s Mackenzie Ray slotted the 10-year-old mare Tulipe De Baudiere into second. Lucinda finished eighth on second ride Camilla and Mackenzie also brought ride two Flowergravin to take 10th. Shane O’Reilly was also clear for 21st on Fahra ES.
Oakingham Stud’s horses featured in the young horse classes. On day one in the the six-year-old speed, Roger McCrea eased the Hosteiner stallion Di Caprio into fourth three sec behind the winner. Fellow Irishman and Oakingham Stud rider Shane O’Reilly took fifth and sixth on Birdy Du Thot (Magic D’Elle/Le Tot De Semilly) and the Popstar gelding Bigstar Derick. A steadier round on the Diarado gelding Directeur put Mackenzie Ray into 10th.
Roger moved Di Caprio up to second on day two to finish half a sec behind the winner. Jumping steadier clears was Shane on Bigstar Derick and Birdy Du Thot for 12th and 14th and Mackenzie on Directeur took 15th.
Mackenzie also picked up 10th in the seven-year-old on day one on the Diarado gelding Fashion ES. And the pair speeded up on day two for third place. Roger finished in 13 th with the Diamant De Semilly stallion son Davinci VD Bosrand Z.
In the five-year-old speed, Mackenzie finished seventh aboard the Je T’Aime Flamenco-sired Kaomi with a steady clear. Roger was right behind for eighth on the Diamant De Semilly stallion Oakingham Titan.
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