Georgia Tame was best Brit in the world ranking 2* 1.45/1.50m in Lier, Belgium, with third place on Z7 Cordanos V.
An initial 59 contended but only 10 produced round one clears to go forward to the jump-off with Georgia and Team Z7’s Catoki 12-year-old Cordanos slotting into third 1.19 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Bart Clarys on Joie De Toulon. William Whitaker was the fastest four-faulter in round one to take 16th on Furmint behind five riders on just one time fault apiece.
William picked up fourth in the 1.35/1.40m on the Zurich nine-year-old Junior Van Het Hulst 1.90 sec behind the pace. Georgia was also clear in the 26-strong jump-off for seventh on Clyde VA and four faults dropped other Brits down the order – William (Iron Lady Vant Meulenhof), Georgia (Clintofino) and Millie Allen (Newton Tigra) taking 17th, 18th and 22nd.
Jay Halim almost claimed a double victory in the seven-year-old classes with Gentle. The Libero H/Lord Calando seven-year-old topped Saturday’s speed class with 0.17 sec in hand. Rose Moss slotted African Affair into seventh.
Jay was less than a second off winning on the final day, Gentle finishing 0.74 sec off the pace. Millie Allen was close behind for third on Fashion Statement (For Fashion/Newton) and Rose returned on one time fault in the 13-strong jump-off for seventh on African Affair.
David Simpson claimed third on the 11-year-old mare Curly Sue 163 in the 1.35m speed 1.76 sec behind the winner. Millie jumped into fourth on Newton Tigra and William claimed 11th on Junior Van Het Hulst. David guided second ride Chessy 17 into 13th just ahead of Georgia in 14th on Clintofino and Stuart Neads took 20th on Freya in the 79-horse class.
Rose eased the Rash R 15-year-old Weston into fourth in the 1* 1.25m almost two sec behind the pace in the eight-horse decider. Jai Snelling clocked just one time fault in round one on Ringo R to take ninth.
Rose and Weston filled third place in the 1.20m speed three sec off the pace. Adam Cove claimed 11th on Wendy Woo with Emma Rust on Dieter in 16th and Jai took 21st with Ringo R.
Dan Moseley provided the steadiest of the double clears in the five-year-old final for sixth on Imbeer (Etoulon VDL/Burggraaf) five sec behind the pace. Jay came home on four faults with Donna Sion in the 11-horse jump-off for 10th.
Dan also claimed second in Sunday’s 1.10m speed with a steady round on the Harley VDL/Indorado six-year-old Highlina almost 10 sec off the pace.
In Saturday’s 1.10m, only five contended the jump-off with Jai taking fourth on Billy Hasselhof, posting the fastest time of the class but with a rail down. One time fault in round one put Dan and Highlina in sixth.
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