Jude Burgess comes out on top in Chepstow

April 28, 2018

Jude Burgess claimed victory in the big tour 1.40m with Comeback De Fremis on day two at Chepstow 2*. 

Fifty-five tackled this two-phase track of 14 fences designed by Portugal’s Bernado Costa Cabral with Jude taking smooth, tight lines to secure the top spot by 1.12 sec from the 16th draw.

Dan Neilson guided Cirrus into second ahead of Gemma Ellison’s late challenge on Rambler VDL.  Rose Moss netted fourth on Carlos F ahead of early leader Emma Slater on Art D Usance in fifth and The USA’s Julie Welles took sixth on new ride Billy Fanta.   

And Jude doubled up in the six-year-old accumulator, winning with Hartbreker GB Z with 0.86 sec to spare.  Robert Whitaker claimed second on Sulara Van Het Sonnishof Z with Donny Janciauskas third on Cool Quarz and Zak Beesley was fourth aboard Hermione.  Lauren Edwards jumped into fifth on Carumba and Ruby Fryer took sixth with Hallmark.

A winner in the silver tour with Zandokan Z on day one, Joss Williams doubled up on day two with medium tour and silver tour victories.  Joss claimed almost two sec in hand on his “princess and horse of a lifetime”, the feisty 18-year-old chestnut mare Culmore Prospect.

Mark Edwards had to settle for second place for the second day running on Antony Hill’s Quidde Du Buisson Z and Chelsea Skelton claimed third on Caramba in the 61-horse speed class.  Ruby Fryer rode didante into third with Mark Armstrong’s Fabienne fifth and Georgia Tame in sixth on Bolien.

And Zandokan again came to the fore on day two for Joss to win the silver tour 1.20m for the second consecutive day with an impressive four sec in hand.

The Zando Z/Furioso II 16-year-old joined Joss in October and is a regular winner.

“He’s very easy and loves to jump,” said Joss.

Amy Pritchard rode Hellza Poppin II into second in this 67-strong speed with Morgan Henderson third on SSH Leagh.  Joss also claimed fourth spot on Think It Over with Holly Coles fifth on Elamo Ustina and Sammie Jo Coffin took sixth place aboard Churchill Z.

Daisy Mckinlay topped the 44-strong small tour 1.30m accumulator with 0.47 sec to spare on Ciara Ballerina, a nine-year-old Lord Luis daughter she has ridden since the beginning of the year.

Stuart Harvey guided Lowhill I No Dat into second spot with Emily Seal third on Willow’s Wisp.  Nicole Kershaw jumped into fourth on Divident SB ahead of Poppy Stronge’s Tullreavy Its Me in fifth and Paul Crago in sixth on June Hof Ter Zeedycke.

Already winners earlier in the week, Julian Mincher topped the gold tour accumulator with the consistent Calista with just 0.12 sec to spare.  Ronnie Jones claimed second on Billy Rhodes in this 50-strong class with Katie Waldock-Smith in third aboard Creevagh Tompico.  Rachel Walker’s Bo Gi finished fourth with Alfie Bradstock on Ferdi in fifth place and Dani Cuomo took sixth with Quality Street.


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