Ireland’s Trevor Breen landed the top class of the day on day two at Keysoe International, returning triumphant in the 1.45m on Bombay.
Fifty-five started in this two-phase class with Trevor skilfully guiding the 10-year-old Lord Z/Bon Ami mare into a win to claim 0.30 sec in hand. Julie Andrews chased hard for second place on the Oklund/Topas 14-year-old Wilando B and Louise Saywell eased James Hughes’ Peiter VI into third. Holly Smith rode into fourth with Elore and Phillip Miller took fifth on Unbelievable Lady ahead of sixth-placed Graham Gillespie – who was celebrating his birthday – on Celine.
Simon Crippen jumped to the top in the 62-strong 1.35m speed with the 12-year-old Atlanta VIII (Grand Pilot I/Pachat II), racing ahead to win by almost two sec. Rachael Connor claimed second place with the Casantos/Oklund seven-year-old Fantastic and Jodie Hall-McAteer took third with Colette. Georgia Tame rode Bolien into fourth place and Ben Walker’s Deezie-Katine Weering took fifth.
Three times a winner at Wettenhall just days earlier, Paul Barker continued on his winning form, adding another victory to his ever-growing tally in the 1.25m speed with the 12-year-old Sandors Legacy. He beat Julian Mincher to the top spot by 0.73 sec, Julian having to settle for second on the Irish-bred 11-year-old Calista. Ireland’s Chris Megahey slotted Fuego Balia into third with Ellie Archdeacon’s Diangelo in fourth and Abbie Crippen taking fifth aboard Vilka B in the 68-horse class.
But Julian claimed a win of his own, repeating his day one 1.10m win 24 hours later, guiding the Dutch-bred nine-year-old Diretto to the top spot of the 1.15m speed to win by 0.74 sec. Ruby Pointer guided Dutsy Van Het Hek into second and also picked up fifth on Guis Ghaire. Tabitha Dean claimed third on Comtesse De Wagnes and Jo McGlory rode into fourth on Witro.
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