Trevor Breen lifted the world ranking 1.45m in Moorsele, Belgium, with the big-jumping mare Bombay.
Sixty-two contended this two-phase class but Trevor found all the shortcuts on the Lord Z/Bon Ami 10-year-old to hold off French challenges by 0.43 sec. Patrice Delaveau claimed second on Leontime Ledimar Z HDC with Romain Potain in third on Impressario VD Heffinck.
Trevor was fifth in day one’s seven-year-old with Feliano B (Zirocco Blue VDL/Aline B), almost five sec behind the winner, and also picked up 10th on day two with a double clear.
Nicole Pavitt reached the 19-strong jump-off of the 1.40m on the home-bred eight-year-old Unbelievable Darco stallion Gemmarco 16 but eight faults in the round two dropped them to 12th.
Brits filled the top three in the opening day’s 1* 1.10m, Alex Bishop claiming the win on the Ard Ohio/Golden Cliff 14-year-old Killagriff Ohio Lou with an impressive 3.09 sec in hand.
Olivia Skinner jumped into second with the Concorde 11-year-old Sir Henry IV and Caroline Breen rode the Ard VDL Douglas 12-year-old Kilmastulla Douglas into third. Trevor was also clear in this speed class to take ninth on Billy Drizzle.
And Alex made it a double, topping day two’s 1.20m two-phase with Ohio Lou, finishing with 0.16 sec in hand over Trevor Breen’s Billy Drizzle. Caroline was also double clear on Kilmastulla Dougas to take eighth. Also penalty-free was Nicole with Goldstar and Camilla Bingham aboard Sportsfield Fleurie for 10th and 11th.
Becky Ravilious jumped into sixth in the 1.35m two-phase with a double clear on the Zalerno/Lancaster eight-year-old Marina Z, finishing more than seven sec behind the winner. Belgium’s Geoffrey Caobbaut claimed a one-two here with ID1 and Uomini.
A steady round from Nicole and Flavio picked up one time fault in the 1.30m speed to take 17th.
Trevor claimed fourth in day one’s five and six-year-old with the Numero Uno/Indoctro six-year-old Get Off, the finishing 0.69 sec behind the pace. A steady double clear handed the pair 12th place in day two’s five and six-year-old. Ben Talbot posted clear and four on the six-year-old Urbanis R Z for 20th place.
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