The Brits were on fine form on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour with the top five places in the big class of the day, the 1.45m, Chloe Aston taking the top spot on Amigo T.
Seventy-five tackled this world ranking speed class with Chloe flying into the top spot on the Padinus 13-year-old to hold off strong challenges from Laura Renwick and win with 0.70 sec to spare. Laura had to settle for second and third on the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve 12-year-old Bintang II and Sharon Whiteway’s Karandasj/Indoctro 13-year-old VDL Groep Alitta.
Laura Mantel slotted Liz Howe’s home-bred Caretino Glory 11-year-old Glory B V into fourth with Graham Babes in fifth on the Valentino 12-year-old Boucheron. Emma Stoker netted seventh spot on Townhead Ballulah with Will Fletcher ninth aboard Glory Rose and Chloe also picked up 10th spot with J Adore VD Keihoeve.
Laura Renwick jumped into third in the 76-strong 3* 1.30m speed with Alothain De Blondel, the Newton De Kriesker/Heartbreaker eight-year-old finishing 0.81 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Mikey Pender on Dome Van Overis Z, a Darco eight-year-old produced in Britain by Lauren Williams.
Laura also claimed sixth on the Diamant De Semilly eight-year-old Follyfoot Dolce Vita DB Z and Laura Mantel guided Coraquina Z (Cornado/Colando II) into eighth. Charlotte Meikle took 13th on Virginia 188 with Graham Babes on Epinal in 15th, Alex Somerville-Cotton took 17th on NPS Dangerous, Emma Stoker was in 20th spot on Townhead Tallulah V and Tim Page eased Wild Balou Bill into 21st place.
Graham headed a British top three in the six-year-old 1.25m two-phase, Carlingfords On The Rocks (Valent/Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan) taking the top spot with 0.96 sec to spare. Emily Ward eased Tilla Flamenco (Je T’Aime Flamenco/Hattrick) into second with Emma Stoker on Happynes (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek/Cicero Z Van Paemel) in third and also taking fifth aboard Clarence (Clarimo/Marlon). Megan Williams took sixth on Mistral V’T Dauwhof with the steadiest of the double clears and Lauren Edwards claimed eighth on Breit Star with a fast four.
Emma jumped into third in the seven-year-old 1.35m speed with Cool Cash, the Cadensky/Dollar Dela Pierre mare finishing 3.66 sec off the pace. James Wilson eased Gossip SA into fourth and Megan Williams produced the steadiest of the double clears for 10th on Kingdom Come. Laura Mantel provided the fastest time of the class by almost two sec on Jo Linton’s Gerdien 2 Van De Oldenhoff but four faults dropped them to 11th.
Emma also claimed second in the 1.25m two-phase with the Ugano Sitte/Darco six-year-old Gotha De Baudignies just one time fault behind the winner.
Douglas Duffin slotted Moonface JX into third in the 77-strong 3* 1.35m speed, the Clarius/Couleur Rubin eight-year-old finishing almost two sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Harry Marshall on Flambeau. Graham claimed eighth on the Berlin 10-year-old Eccosse with Emma on Everton De Villee in ninth and Tim Page netted 13th aboard Quick Contender.
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