On fire! Carron Nicol and Galerius head another seven-year-old class on the sunshine tour

Carron Nicol extended the lead on the Spanish sunshine tour’s leading horse as the uber-consistent Galerius claimed his seventh win of the show in the seven-year-old section B.

Fifty-three contended this two-phase class with Carron and the Diamant De Semilly/Sandro Boy stallion claimed a 1.21 sec victory on the horse bought from Sovereign Equestrian she describes as "the most careful I've ever ridden." 

Spencer Roe made it a British one-two with second spot on Gusto (Baltic VDL/Corland) and Max Routledge eased Zoon Van London into fifth and also filled 10th place on Bertil Du Bary.  Kirstie Leightley guided Coromiro II into 11th with Matt Sampson’s Cristo Beech 12th, Anna Wilks finished 16th on L’Artiste De Toxandra, Lucy Towney claimed 18th and 23rd with Billy Tudor and Billy Du Montois and Kayleigh Watts took 22nd place on Unex Garcon De Lui.

Phillip Miller claimed the seven-year-old section B with Di and Pennie Cornish’s home-bred Titan (Marius Claudius/Corrado I), taking a 0.14 sec advantage to win in the 64-strong class. 

Joe Whitaker was only 0.21 sec behind for third on the Checkpoint De Lison daughter Fairy Tale in this hotly competitive class with Phillip also taking 10th spot on second ride Zirko Ni Um.  Joe picked up 15th on Gallicia with cousin Joanne Whitaker in 18th on G.Millfield Gizelle and Jess Dimmock finished 22nd on Billy Rembrandt.

In the two six-year-old sections, a total of 98 from 155 posted clears and 56 from 104 jumped clear in the five-year-olds.


Photo courtesy Moises Basallote/Spanish sunshine tour

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