Ben Raistrick adds another win to his tally in Oliva Nova


Ben Raistrick is enjoying a terrific show in Oliva Nova, Spain, and recorded another win to add to his tally.

He topped the bronze 1.35m speed with Benevita, the Unitair/Orion Fortuna 12-year-old commanding victory by 4.83 sec. Jo McGlory eased the Moschino 16-year-old Roscoes Muscarda into fourth, Gemma Wright claimed ninth on Ulrike Van Overis with Arina Abramovich in 10th on Valkiry De Zance and Ben also picked up 11th on Jinja Von Der Weretherbach.

Sixty-eight contended the world ranking 1.45m two-phase with Jemma Kirk filling the best Brit spot with seventh on Quelisto. The selle Francais 14-year-old answered every question to come home on a double clear 3.67 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Constant van Paesschen on Compadre Van De Helle. Steven Franks was also double clear on Brutus III for 16th place.

Steven jumped into third in the gold 1.40m speed on the 14-year-old Abdul Aziz (Diamant De Semilly/Vert et Rouge), 2.97 sec behind the winner. Roger McCrea was also clear on Davinci VD Bosrand Z for 16th.

And Steven slotted Carlow Cruiser into sixth in the 57-strong gold 1.35m speed, the Cruising 20-year-old finishing exactly four sec behind the pace. Mark Armstrong eased the 10-year-old Chacco-Blue/Cento stallion Mr Magoo into 11th with Tom Roche in 13th on the Casiro I eight-year-old Tincabell. Roger McCrea finished 17th on Faltic HB just in front of Shane O’Reilly in 18th on Elvira and Aled Harding filled 21st on Ravel De Pantomime with the steadiest clear.

Jo McGlory stepped Nonstop III to the silver 1.40m speed for ninth in the 94-strong class, the 12-year-old Clover Echo/Cruising mare finishing almost three sec off the pace. Mark Armstrong was close behind for 10th on the eight-year-old Alba 69 daughter Fabienne.

Jo also claimed third in the silver 1.25m on Witro, the Indoctro 15-year-old 1.97 sec off the pace. Mark Armstrong eased the 11-year-old Blinky Bill 6 (Caspar/Heartreaker) into fifth with Jemma Kirk eighth on Vivalto Du Breuil and Eloise Guy was also clear for 16th on Obora’s Gravity.

Patrick Joyce jumped into ninth in the 83-horse Bronze 1.20m speed on Tulipe De Baudiere, the 11-year-old mare almost seven sec off the pace. Ashley Ray rode into 11th on Quattro D’Ete.

Emily Renouf eased Hulten into ninth in the bronze 1.10m speed, the Baltic VDL/Grandeur six-year-old more than seven sec behind the pace. Jack Stirling (Ballerine Des Ifs) and Patrick Joyce (Arindy Z) both returned on two faults and Helen Cruden proved the quickest of the class by five sec, but a rail down dropped Limestone Diamond to 15th.

Emily Jackson picked up 13th in the bronze 1.30m speed on Cirka BF Z with Patrick Joyce 22nd on Fort Blue.

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