Robert Whitaker is in the money in St Moritz
Robert Whitaker jumped into second in the big class of the day in St Mortiz, Switzerland.
Forty-three contended the 1.55m with 11 accessing the jump-off, Robert easing the Colman 14-year-old Catwalk IV into second 1.28 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Felix Hassmann on Cayenne WZ. The USA’s Katie Dinan took third on Dougie Douglas – former top ride of Holly Smith.
Clear and four put British-based Aussie Rowan Willis in eighth on Blue Movie and Michael Whitaker took 10th on Gentleman V Veldhof. Four faults in round one dropped Keith Shore and Hermes out of contention.
Robert Smith claimed sixth in the 5* 1.45m two-phase with Bavi in a hotly-contended class, the Balou Du Rouet 12-year-old mare finishing just 0.36 sec behind the winner, Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer on Balou Rubin R. Michael Whitaker was also double clear on the 10-year-old Calisto Blue for 17th and Robert Whitaker posted clear and four on the Caretino Glory 10-year-old Blaze of Glory II for 21st.
Katie Gygax claimed fifth in the 2* 1.40m two-phase with the Marlou Des Etisses nine-year-old Ubie Du Givre two sec behind the pace. Jack Whitaker was also double clear for 16th on the Dollar Dela Pierre seven-year-old Arlo De Blondel.
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