Lucy Guild jumps to the top at Northcote Stud

Day one, a 7am start and 415 rounds jumped – Northcote Stud’s four-day young horse championships got off to a great start. Lucy Guild ensured her trip down from Scotland was worthwhile with victory in the 1.30m incorporating the seven-year-old, topping the 44-strong class with the Con Spirito R/Concorde 10-year-old Hugana Van’t Heike.

Jessica Crosby is thrilled to be back riding the Holland/Contender 14-year-old Hemmingway after a six month break, and rode straight into second place. Martin Lucas rode into third with Prince Z and Vicky Burns picked up fourth aboard Denzel II. Holly Miller was fifth on HHS Dramarko and Joe Whitaker was sixth on Diola.

Christie Pritchard topped the 49-strong Foxhunter with the Goodtimes 14-year-old Wabs De V, relegating Michael Fursedonn and the six-year-old Nirvana Vant Vossenhof Z (Nonstop/Caritano Z) into second. Jessica Crosby guided Harvey into third with Stephen Lohoar and his recently qualified HOYS newcomer contender Gizmo VIII in fourth. Kelly Roberts took fifth on Kilcurry Lad and Laura Mantel claimed sixth with Gerdien 2 Van De Oldenhoff.

Suzanne Posnett netted first place in the 1.20m with the 25-year-old Irish mare Karmijn, pushing Chris Smith and the Verdi/Padinus eight-year-old Elmo Hill into second. Rose-Marie Kenyon claimed third aboard Roo’s Born A Million.

Ninety contended the newcomer/five-year-old with Louis Simmons emerging triumphant on the five-year-old Linda Damour Z. Chris Smith took second on the Caretino eight-year-old Castell Caretino with Alister Hippisley-Gatherum's G-Star third. India Payne's Pina Colada Z was fourth with Brian Thompson fifth on Millfield Cascade and Tyrone Flanagan's Mr Lupicor sixth.

Claire Shepherd-Bramham galloped to the top in the 1.10m with the eight-tear-old mare Jordanta. Al Yaqub took second on Quito Du Buisson Z and Alana Stonehouse claimed third aboard Gin.

Alister Hippisley-Gatherum outpaced all to claim the discovery/1m on the five-year-old Edenside Elvis, galloping ahead to push Christina Foley and MPF Maximus ZR into second. Giles Turner rode into third place on Couleur Flamenco.

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