Chloe Aston claims victory in Opglabbeek
Chloe Aston galloped to the top in Opglabbeek, Belgium, with the ultra-consistent Amigo T. The pair topped the 3* 1.45m table C speed in fine style, the Padinus 12-year-old racing ahead to take victory by a handsome 2.15 sec. Lee Williams jumped into ninth with the Balou Du Rouet eight-year-old Salvador.
Spencer Roe jumped into fifth in the world ranking 3* 1.50m with long-term campaigner Wonder Why.
Sixty-nine contended here with 19 jumping first round clears to access the jump-off, Spencer and the Padinus 13-year-old Wonder Why posting another clear to slot into fifth place 1.93 sec behind the winner, Japan’s Toshiki Masui on Taloubetdarco K Z. William Whitaker picked up one time fault on his European ride Utamaro D Ecaussines to be denied a jump-off chance.
Max Routledge was only 0.31 sec from victory in the 52-strong 1* 1.35m two-phase with the Cassini II 13-year-old Lord of Arabia. Lee Williams was also penalty-free for ninth on the Balou Du Rouet seven-year-old Balulu.
Spencer Roe claimed eighth on the Baltic VDL/Corland six-year-old Gusto in the 1* 125m speed some 12 sec behind the pace with a steady clear. Jaime Marsh was 10th on Casaktie and Rose moss jumped into 11th on Quick Contender.
Natasha Dunsdon and Babette galloped into third spot in the 1.15m two-phase, the Matterhorn 11-year-old finishing half a sec behind the winner. Jude Burgess guided the Polydor nine-year-old De Pokemon into ninth and Natasha also picked up 13th on Captain Morgan EW. Jaime Marsh was also double clear on Favall for 19th.
A steady double clear on Junior Van Het Hulst earned 16th place in the 1* 1.35m two-phase.
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