Graham Lovegrove’s belief in the talented Jakarta Van De Roshoeve D’14 was justified with victory in the 2* 1.45m in de Peelbergen, Kronenberg, The Netherlands.
A mammoth 100 entries tackled this class but only 17 posted initial clears to go forward to the jump-off. But no-one could catch Graham and the eight-year-old Cicero mare Jakarta, and the pair broke the beam with just 0.05 sec to claim victory.
William Whitaker was slightly slower on Furmint, the Ustinov/Claudio’s Son eight-year-old finishing 1.27 sec in arrears for fifth.
Georgia Tame posted a double clear in the 2* 1.40m two-phase to take eighth on Cash Up in the 91-horse class, the Cash And Carry 13-year-old finishing five sec behind the pace.
Louise Saywell guided Moneybroom Dancer into 11th in the heavily contended, 92-strong 1* 1.30m speed, the Je T’Aime Flamenco/Ekstein seven-year-old finishing more than eight sec behind the pace. Ashlee Harrison rode Caspar Z into 19th with William in 22nd on Junior Van Het Hulst. Also clear was Chris Frazer on Kamee and Tim Wilks with Exclusive.
Alex Barr eased the Balou Du Rouet even-year-old Ferrara Durona into 17th in the young horse 1.30/1.35m speed. Louise Saywell claimed 18th and 23nd on two seven-year-olds – Sultanah (Quintus/Voltaire) and Hashtag (Luidam/Touchdown). Also clear was Tim Wilks (Kay), Joe Whitaker (Gallicia) and Jaime Marsh (One Step Du St Homme).
William made double clears order of the day, posting penalty-free rounds on Justin Van De Zandhoeve in the 1.35m two-phase and Iron Lady Van T Meulenhof in the 1.20m.
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