Laura Renwick continues on her incredible winning run in Vilamoura

The Atlantic tour at Vilamoura, Portugal continued to be the Laura Renwick show as Britain’s top lady rider claimed victory in the top-billed 1.45m with Bintang for the second consecutive day.

The on-form Laura has headed many classes from 1.45m down to the age classes in Vilamoura, and here was no exception.  Sixty-seven contended this 2* 1.45m speed class with Laura and the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve 12-year-old taking the win by 0.29 sec.  France’s Julien Gonin settled for second on Well Done.  Laura Mantel eased Liz Howes’ home-bred 11-year-old Glory B V (Caretino Glory/Animo) into fourth just 0.55 sec in arrears of the winning time and Will Fletcher jumped into ninth on Everytime Anywhere B.  Jamie Wingrove guided Cardigan Z into 14th and James Wilson also posted a clear for 16th on Townhead Imagine De Muze.


Eighty-eight tackled the 1.40m with Emily Ward slotting Millioninmind into sixth place, the Ard VDL Douglas 11-year-old finishing 2.64 sec behind the pace in the 17-strong jump-off.  Jamie Wingrove was one of five to return one time fault in round one and took 21st on Ephonie P.

Sophie Fawcett eased Quite Cadiz into second in the 61-entry 1.35m speed, the Quite Easy/Calypso II 17-year-old finishing 1.65 sec off the pace.  Graham Babes claimed fourth and seventh on Farao M and Eccosse with Laura Renwick in sixth on Follyfoot Dolce Vita Z.  Flo Norris claimed 12th on Super D Ysieux and Jackson Reed-Stephenson guided Casparow into 13th.


Graham was just 0.12 sec away from winning the 1.30m two-phase in a strong 90-horse class, but had to settle for second on the Caretino/Contender nine-year-old Cluedo II.  Nick Benterman was 0.39 sec behind for third on Zorland D with Nicole Pavitt ninth on Zampa Z and Alicia Page was also double clear for 19th on Illusion VI.

Brits filled eight of the top 10 places in the 42-strong 1.20m speed, Jake Aston racing ahead to claim the win by 0.40 sec on the eight-year-old Krakow Van Het Genelaar (Nabab De Reve/Burggraaf).  Alex Somerville-Cotton rode the nine-year-old Pro-Set daughter Promise into second and also claimed 10th on Rubi Q with Adele Rand on Calypso Blue third and Charlotte Meikle’s Zicero D in fourth.  Barry Dove was sixth and eighth on Funderella and Ilka II, sandwiching Jake and second ride Argus Van Orshof Z into seventh.  Skye Higgin posted the steadiest of the clears on Brooklyn De Larquey for 15th place.

Alicia Page topped the 1.10m in fine style on the 12-year-old Twitter (Ard VDL Douglas/Euro Clover) with 1.39 sec to spare in the 28-strong speed.  Charlotte Miekle made it a British one-two with second on the Animo 18-year-old  Milenio 2.  Will Lewis finished seventh on Hot Blue with a clear and also picked up 11th on Chapultepec Z – four faults dropping them down the line.


Photos © Jumping Around & courtesy One Shot/Vilamoura Atlantic tour

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