Ben Maher jumped the talented and highly-rated Winning Good into sixth in the 3* 1.45m 12-strong jump-off. The Winningmood/Sir Corland eight-year-old was more than six sec behind the pace, but Ben is more than happy with the scopey gelding. Eight faults in the jump-off dropped James Davenport and Creme De La Creme 6 into 12th.
Ben also claimed third in the 3* 1.55m grand prix on MTF Madame X. Nine of the 57 starters reached the jump-off, Ben guiding the Continio/Corland 10-year-old to finish 1.45 sec behind the winner, the Netherland’s Willem Greve on Carambole NOP.
British-based Irishmen Peter Maloney on D’Atlantique Royale was double clear for fourth and Shane Breen posted clear and four on Laith to take sixth. James Davenport returned just one time fault in round one on Tiger for 10th with John Whitaker’s Argento on four for 11th and Jess Mendoza also incurring four faults on Toy Boy for 14th.
Emily Moffitt was a fraction away from victory with Zagahorn in the 3* ladies 1.45m, the Matterhorn/Wolfgang 13-year-old just 0.38 sec behind winner, Belgium’s Zoe Conter on Zeta Di Sabuci. Brits filled five of the top seven places here with Cressy Neads in fourth on Chinta Van Geluut Z, Jess Mendoza in fifth on Constance, Sienna Charles sixth aboard Chaitanya 2 and Chloe Aston’s Amigo T in seventh with the fastest time of the class but incurring a costly four faults. Emily Ward finished in 11th on Lexie III.
Jess Mendoza claimed second in the 2* 1.35m on the 13-year-old Wan Architect two and half sec away from victory. Jack Whitaker slotted the Stakkato Gold 12-year-old Stakkato De Fee into third with his cousin Louise Whitaker in sixth on Cuata. Kayleigh Watts was also double clear for 11th on Colton Playtime.
Jack jumped into seventh in the seven-year-old with Arlo De Blondel (Dollar Dela Pierre/Kassidi) with a steady double clear 3.49 sec in arrears of the winning time. Stuart Neads and Freya (Baltic VDL/Numero Uno) also returned a clean sheet for ninth. Kayleigh also picked up sixth in the 1* 1.30m speed on Kondy, the eight-year-old finishing 4.77 sec behind the pace. Jane Davies was eighth on the Quirado eight-year-old Quite Like It and Ella Quigley rode the Baltic VDL/Chin Chin seven-year-old F into ninth.
Emily Mason jumped into seventh in the 2* 1.40m two-phase with Explosion W, the Chacco Blue/Baloubet Du Rouet eight-year-old finishing more than four sec behind the winner. Also double clear was William Whitaker in ninth and 11th on the eight-year-olds Furmint (Ustinov/Claudio’s Son) and Justin Van De Zandhoeve (Emerald Van’t Ruytershoeve/Nonstop) and Harry Charles with the Casall 12-year-old Vivaldi Du Dom. Natasha Dunsdon took fourth in the 1* 1.15m two-phase on the seven-year-old Captain Morgan EW five sec behind the winner. Natasha was also double clear on Babette for 10th.
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