Graham Babes takes a fantastic double in Bonheiden

October 1, 2017

Graham Babes hit top form in Bonheiden on the final day, winning both the 2* grand prix with Boucheron and the six-year-old final aboard Glencoe. 

Thirteen of the 32 starters posted round one clears to reach the jump-off of the 2* 1.45m grand prix, but Graham raced ahead to win.  He found all the shortcuts on the Valentino DDH/Burggraaf 11-year-old Boucheron in a hot jump-off, to take victory by just 0.05 of a sec. 

France’s Gregory Cottard claimed the runner-up spot on Team Du Temple.  Four faults in round one put Mark Turnbull out of contention and Cartouch III finished 19th. 

Brits filled the top two in the six-year-old final, Graham taking the top spot on the Chellthago Z/Numero Uno gelding Glencoe with an almost two sec advantage over Katinka Brogaard’s Galveston G. Five faults dropped Karl Robins down to 12th with G Camille HBF.

Rose Moss claimed second in the 1.25m speed with the Rash R 14-year-old Weston, the pair finishing 0.77 sec behind the pace. Clear and four dropped Laura Mantel and Karin Fitton’s Caretino Glory nine-year-old Lady Caretino down to sixth and Julia Hardy finished 13 th on Jizebelle Van D’Oude Bosh. 

 

Rose was also eighth in the 1.35m two-phase with the nine-year-old Calido mare Caliva, 4.61 sec behind the pace.  

Katinka Brogaard picked up just one time fault in otherwise penalty-free rounds in the five-year-old to take seventh on Hotline (Indoctro/Heartbreaker). And Ellie Mantel rode Nikko into ninth in the 1.10m.  

 

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