Emily Ward hits form in Poland on the Baltica Spring tour


Emily Ward galloped into the top spot of the gold 1.30m with the super-speedy 13-year-old Doobally (Cornet Obolensky/Pilot) on the Baltica Spring tour in Poland.

Brits lifted three of the top four places here, Emily taking the win by 0.17 sec from Ben Raistrick in second on the Fahad eight-year-old Mourinho. Louise Whitaker guided Cuata into fourth and Ben clinched ninth on second ride Benevita.

Emily also notched up second in the 2* 1.45m grand prix qualifier with the big-jumping Remi Cavalleri. Emma Stoker was just behind for third on Shelby 12. Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Alsharbatly took the win with a 2.72 sec advantage on Ad Argos.

Emma claimed second in the 1.40m aboard the Cartoon 12-year-old Townhead Campus, just 0.09 sec away from victory. Louise jumped a steady double clear for 13th on Udget Du Rozel.

Brits featured strongly in day two’s five-year-old two-phase, Will Edwards taking the win with more than a sec to spare on Shugar (Typhoon S/Cavalier Royale) . Ben Raistrick jumped into third on Hessel (VDL Sheraton/Cantos) and Carmen Edwards was fifth riding Happy Valerie and seventh aboard SHW Candies Diamond. Jude Burgess was also double clear on Pythagoras III Z for eighth.

Only three clears were produced in the five-year-old final to access the jump-off, four faults in round two dropping Carmen and the Verdi daughter Happy Valerie into third. Ben Raistrick picked up four faults in round one on both Heaven Can Wait E and Hessel for sixth and eighth.

Brothers Carmen and Will also picked up money in day two’s six-year-old, Carmen and Twinning Hill finishing in sixth with Will on Tinkas Brook II in eighth – both coming home on a clean sheet.

Will guided SHW Candies B (Chacco Blue/Heartbreaker) into fourth in day one’s seven-year-old speed more than four sec behind the pace. Louise Whitaker opted for a steadier round to take 10th on Brendon Stud’s Special Warrior.

On day two, Will and Candies B again took fourth with Louise moving up to sixth on Special Warrior. And Louise upped a gear in the seven-year-old final for third with a steady double clear 5.87 sec behind the winner.

Carmen slotted the 11-year-old Seattle Davier into third in the silver tour 1.30m, 1.03 sec behind the winner. Also jumping double clear was Ben Raistrick on Jinja Von Der Weretherbach and Gemma Wright on Ulrike Van Overis Z for ninth and 10th places.

In the silver tour 1.10m speed, Romilly Simmons rode into third and fourth with Rukkato and Candy Blue II, finishing more than three sec behind the winner.

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