Steph Gunn jumped straight to the top in Oliva Nova, Spain on the MET IV tour. She topped the 56-strong silver 1.25m speed on Quastor Du Buisson Z, the Quartz II Adelheid Z nine-year-old taking a 0.65 sec victory.
Jamie Wingrove eased the 11-year-old Luxalike (Lux/Clover Hill) into fourth 1.60 sec in arrears.
Polly Gredley steered Unex Arantos into third in the silver 1.35m speed, the Concorde/Hamlet 13-year-old just 0.31 sec behind the pace in the 40-strong class.
Jamie also featured in the 63-entry gold 1.45m speed, taking ninth on the Vingino/Mermus R nine-year-old Ephonie P almost six sec off the pace. Cressy Neads was also clear for 14th on the 11-year-old Lordanos Junior.
Maisie Drea topped the five-year-old 1.15m two-phase with the consistent Caro Z, the Clintissimo Z/Renkum Valentino mare taking the win by 0.62 sec. Jamie guided Iniesta KS (I’m Special De Muze/Larino) into fourth 1.86 sec behind and Joe Clayton eased Juncus into sixth with Kimberly White’s Ivanhoe GPH the steadiest of the double clears for 10th.
Maisie picked up third in the 54-strong gold 1.40m speed on Okehurst Abbervail, the Cordoba VDL/Chair Lift 11-year-old finishing 0.43 sec behind the winner. A steadier clear from Jane on Chacco Gold earned 14th place.
Winners the previous day, Jane Annett and Hold Up (Diarado/Courage II) had to settle for third in the 35-horse seven-year-old 1.35m two-phase 0.95 sec behind the pace. Jane was also double clear on My Lady OL (Armitage II/Landlord) for seventh.
One time fault in the second phase of the six-year-old 1.25m dropped Kayleigh Watts and the Catwalk IV/Kannan stallion Toyger into 10th place. Adrian Whiteway finished 12th on four faults with Cooley Network.
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