Chloe Aston claims a hat-trick in Opglabbeek
Chloe Aston hit form in Opglabbeek, Belgium, claiming a hat-trick of victories, and almost made it four.
She galloped to victory in the 2* 1.40m with the consistent Amigo T.
Ninety-one contended this speed class with Chloe holding off all rivals on the Padinus 13-year-old to win with 3.10 sec in hand. Dominic Webb was more than four sec in arrears for fourth on the 15-year-old stallion Whin Whin (Chin Chin/Wolfgang), at his final show before retiring.
John Daker on Bow House Red netted 14th, James Smith took 17th on Flinstering with Tamarin Christie (Jacinthe Van Dorperheide) in 22nd, Chris Fraser (Quisandro) 24th and Anna Wilks (Cooper) in 26th spot.
Hebron VB posted Chloe’s second win, the Lord Z/Lys De Darmen 11-year-old claiming a half sec advantage in the 97-strong 2* 1.30m two-phase.
Not one to rest on her laurels, Chloe went all out to win the 2* 1.35m with the Cabrio Van De Heffink/Bon Ami 11-year-old Hope Van Orshof, just 0.04 sec separating the top two on this occasion. Chris Frazer was more than three sec behind for fifth on the Numero Uno eight-year-old Cassata 4 and Graham Gillespie picked up two time faults giving Andretti a run out for 20th spot.
Chloe was just 0.12 sec from victory in the 54-strong seven-year-old 1.35m two-phase with Flavie Van De Helle (Carlow Van De Helle/Carvallo). Jonathan Dixon was also double clear on the Zirocco Blue VDL daughter HS Agris Gucci Blue and Aghamore (Ars Vivendi/Ard VDL Douglas) for fifth and 19th and Tamarin Christie finished 15th on Lexus Van Het Speienhof.
John Daker netted ninth in the 69-horse 1* 1.20m two-phase on the nine-year-old Heartbreaker daughter Sweet Candy. Olivia Howe picked up 10th with Black Label and Liberty Bramwell finished 14th on Falavsca Fortuna.
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