Brits again dominated the six-year-old in Vilamoura, filling the top four places with Graham Babes – a double winner 24 hours earlier – again taking the top spot.
Twelve posted initial clears to access the jump-off with Graham guiding the Emerald Vant Ruytershof/Cassini II mare into victory by 1.69 sec. Emma Stoker claimed second on Gotha De Baudignies (Ugano Sitte/Darco) and fourth with the fastest four faults aboard Happynes (Eldorado Van De Zeschoek/Cicero Z Van Paemel, sandwiching Tom Lloyd’s Shakira into third.
Megan Williams finished sixth on Mistral V’T Dauwhof with Jude Burgess and Hartbreaker GB in seventh, Graham on Tuesday’s winner Carlingfords On The Rocks claimed eighth, Lauren Edwards filled ninth and 11th on Carumba and Breit Star, sandwiching Emily Ward’s Tilla Flamenco into 10th and Kimberly White took 12th on Hippo B.
Graham was close to repeating Tuesday’s double but in the event had to settle for second in the seven-year-old with Glencoe, the Chellthago/Numero Uno gelding finishing 1.15 sec behind the winner.
Chloe Aston produced the fastest time of the class in the eight-strong jump-off but four faults dropped Flavie Van De Helle (Carlow Van De Helle/Carvallo) down to fourth and Emma filled sixth spot on Balzane Du Mazes.
Emma topped the 1.25m speed with the six-year-old Graf Top/Stakkato stallion Grand Stakkato with more than four sec to spare.
Tim Page eased Hillcoote Border Fox into third in the five-year-old two-phase 1.55 sec behind the pace. Jackson Reed-Stephenson provided the steadiest of the double clears for 10th and Emma posted clear and four for 11th and 12th on Illonois and Q Seven.
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