Guy Williams is denied victory by a fraction in France
Guy Williams was denied victory by a fraction in Le Touquet, France.
Guy was in contention in the 45-entry 3* 1.35m speed with Dalton D’Hoyo but the Kashmir Van Schttershof nine-year-old slotted into second by just 0.30 sec. Trevor Breen filled ninth place on Billy Drizzle with Chloe Aston in 10th on Hope Van Orshof and Philip Spivey was also clear on Cadenza for 14th. Tim Stockdale picked up one time fault on the promising Tadeus for 18th and Anthony Condon returned on two time faults to take 21st on Zira VH Kapelhof Z.
Guy was one of the 14 clears forward to the jump-off of the 3* 1.50m on Rouge De Ravel, but an uncharacteristic round resulted in 15 faults and 14th place. Nigel Coupe took 15th on Golvers Hill with one time fault in round one.
Philip jumped into fourth in the 1.40m on Tracey and Greg Forrest’s home-bred Dary I Nur.
Forty-eight contended this speed class with Philip and the Diamant De Semilly 10-year-old finishing more than six sec behind the pace. Tim Stockdale slotted Colin and Ann Garrett’s Flipper D’Elle 11-year-old Tornado Des Monts into sixth spot. Anthony Condon returned on one time faults with the Hales family’s SFS Aristio for 15th and Chloe Aston posted the fastest time of the class by almost four sec on Amigo T but a rail down dropped them to 17th.
Chloe eased the Carlow Van De Helle sired Flavie Van De Helle into second in the seven-year-old speed finishing 1.11 sec behind the winner. James Wilson also posted a clear on Gossip SA for 17th.
Polly Shaw claimed victory in the 1.20m with Galano Ter Klomp, the Nonstop 12-year-old taking the win by 0.43 sec. Jessica Graham eased HHS Faldo into fourth.
Julie Slade eased the Verdi 11-year-old Nicholas 55 into fourth in the 46-strong 1* 1.25m speed some five sec behind the pace. Andrew Davies also posted a clear on Aramac Z for 17th.
Victoria Wearing claimed fourth in a mammoth 118-horse the amateur 1.15m on Drumin Jacko, the Jack of Diamonds nine-year-old finishing 2.94 sec behind the winner. Jessica Graham slotted Chicas Flight into fifth and Julie Slade returned a steadier clear for 16th on Billy Gogo.
In Palaiseau, France, Louise Morley eased the 18-year-old Marcolas G into seventh in the 2* 1.30m two-phase with a double clear. And Louise also claimed third and fifth in the seven-year-old 1.30m speed with Lyon Van De Plataan and Langgeleden.
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