Claudia Moore dominates at Cherwell

Claudia Moore hit top form at Cherwell competition centre with two grand prix victories to her credit, winning the top-billed 148cm large grand prix and 138cm grand prix.

Four of the 12 starters posted round one clears to reach the jump-off in the 1.48cm grand prix with Claudia producing the fastest time of the class on Elando Van De Roshoeve to take the top spot by an impressive 5.20 sec. 

Anoushka Mauree provided the only other double clear for second on Miami Moonbeam.  Claudia was denied a one-two when second ride Shamrock Du Gite – winner of the 148cm restricted open – tapped out a pole coming out of the penultimate double but it was sufficient for third place.  Tahnia Jordan Jones rode Jumper into fourth spot.

Claudia dominated the 138cm grand prix with three of the top four places.  Seven of the initial 10 accessed the jump-off with Claudia claiming victory with 2.72 sec to spare on Tullineaskey Fear Deas.  Eloise Squibb netted second spot with the only other jump-off clear on Thelma’s Gift, and Claudia returned four faults with Sonas Barney and My Bugsy Malone to take third and fourth places.

And Claudia topped the 148cm restricted with Shamrock Du Gite in a six-pony decider.  Lila Bremner slotted Lapislazuli into second ahead of Claudia and second ride Elando with Tahnia and Jumper in fourth spot.

Eloise topped the 128/138cm with the 17-year-old Drumaclan Flight with two and a half sec to spare.  Claudia claimed second and fourth aboard Sonas Barney and My Bugsy Malone, sandwiching Elissa Herrmann into third on Fountain Ranger. 

Eloise and Flight almost made it a double in the Graham Heath Construction Scope qualifier, but had to settle for second as Tom Francis-Jones raced ahead to take the class by 0.57 sec on Myerscough Maple.  Claudia finished in third and fourth spots on this occasion with Sonas Barney and Fear Deas.

Olivia Sponer claimed the 128cm grand prix on the 10-year-old Trefriw Eros in a three-way jump-off with three sec in hand.  Ellie Burrell-Squibb claimed second on Telynau Royal Damask with Tia Squibb in third on Wyndham Tom Thumb.  Alice also picked up fourth with My Little Leisel and Tia finished fifth on Gorm And Ban.



Holly Cooper headed the small 148cm grand prix with the nine-year-old Valentino Supreme in a 15-strong decider, taking the win by just 0.02 sec.  Izzi Ryder jumped into second on Woodfield Five Star with Charlotte Hollinshead third on Cross Word and Elizabeth Baker finished fourth aboard Adams Fancy.

Robyn Woodward outpaced all her rivals to take the 1.15m members cup on the 12-year-old Rudgeway Maestro with more than three sec in hand.  Elloise Smit guided Newtwon Samson into second with Claudia in third and fifth on Shamrock Du Gite and Delflip.  Izzi Ryder was sandwiched into fourth on Cuilin Dun.


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