Harriet Nuttall dismisses the rain to score victory in Vejer de la Frontera

Torrential rain stopped play in Vejer de la Frontera and only five of the possible 12 International classes ran.  The world ranking grand prix, which was abandoned with eight clears and only six left to go in the first round, but the class is scheduled to resume on Monday at 1pm Spanish time.

Harriet Nuttall claimed victory in the big tour A2 1.35m, the Irish-bred Silver Lift finding an extra leg when needed to come home with over a second to spare in this 54-horse two-phase.  Charlie Jones was more than three sec adrift for sixth on clear Lasina and also claimed ninth on Trezanti, sandwiching Jordan Gann’s Lakeland Dancer into seventh and Harriet’s second ride Dulf into eighth. 

Thirty-four returned double clears despite the weather.  Jake Saywell claimed 13th on Fantastico C just ahead of Phillip Miller in 14th on Warriors Crème, Trevor Breen slotted Franklin into 18th and Ashlee Harrison finished 21st on Felicite.

Chloe Winchester claimed second by just 0.45 sec in the 78-strong big tour B 1.40m speed on Campino 457.  Leonie Aitkenhead guided D.Millfield Darin into sixth just ahead of Jordan Gann in seventh on Billy Jean Bird Avenue.  Sam Hutton took 11th aboard Empire with Tara McDonald in 13th on Chippo Z and Chloe also posted a steady clear with Florida Van Maarle for 23rd.

 

Matt Sampson was almost three sec behind the pace for third in the big tour C 1.45m speed on Rachael Evison’s Ebolensky.  British-based Irishman Billy Twomey guided Eindhoven GH into fourth with Leonie Aitkenhead in eighth on Clane K in the 80-strong class. 

 

Matt also had to settle for second in the big tour A1 1.30m table C speed, 0.43 sec off the pace on Billy Republic.  Ben Walker claimed fourth on Kimba Classic with Faye Adams fifth on Fiva La Diva, Joe Whitaker was sixth aboard Urbino De La Roque and Jordan Gann took seventh on Aymara Vant Ameldonk.  Faye also claimed ninth on Demograaf, Chloe Winchester finished 11th on Sheyenne 27, Deborah Jackson netted 13th on Chicca, Trevor Breen was 16th on Billy Drizzle and Dan Neilson rode Flora By Gucci into 20th.

Jodie Hall-McAteer tried hard in the medium tour B 1.35m speed on Ninkie De Vy Z, but couldn’t catch Ireland’s Harry Allen on Eh Quick Nina and had to settle for second by 0.91 sec.  Abbe Eliott (nee Burchmore Eames) rode Wilandri E into third with Allana Clutterbuck taking seventh on Amour D La Feuille and Carron Nicol eighth on Finnegan D.  Alex Hempleman jumped a steady round on Kan Do for 17th and Lucy Townley too 21st on Billy Uphill.

 

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