Laura Renwick was denied victory by a fraction with Bintang II in the 1.45m in Moorsele, Belgium.
Fifty-nine contended this world ranking speed class but only nine posted clear rounds, Laura slotting the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve 12-year-old Bintang – bred in Britain by the Bleekman family – into second spot just 0.28 sec off the winning time. France’s Gregory Cottard took the win on Regate D’Aure.
Jessie Drea was also in the mix with sixth on Mullaghdrin Touch the Stars and Louise Simpson eased Felix X into eighth place.
William Whitaker proved the quickest in the seven-horse decider of the 53-strong 1.40m on Fandango, but four faults cost him the win. Only one double clear was recorded, Beglium’s Nadege Janssen taking victory on Checkpoint Chacco, almost nine sec slower than William. Steven Franks was also in the mix, but eight faults on Amethyst dropped them into seventh.
Jemma Kirk claimed third in the 1.35m speed on Quelisto 2.29 sec behind the pace. A steadier clear from Alicia Page and Illusion VI finished 11th and four faults dropped Steven and Carlow Cruiser down to 15th.
Nicole Pavitt – who celebrated her 30th birthday at the show – jumped into second in the seven-year-old speed on Goldstar 4.98 sec behind the winner. Alison Barton slotted Billy Rembrandt into fifth and William took ninth on Liarada S.
Winner of the 1.10m 24 hours earlier, Alicia and the Ard VDL Douglas 12-year-old Twitter stepped up to the 1.15m and duly headed the nine-horse decider with 0.13 sec to spare.
Tim Page posted another double clear in the 35-entry five and six-year-old on the consistent Pacino five-year-old Hillcoote Border Fox for third, 2.05 sec off the pace.
Harry Charles slotted Belle Fleur 38 into fifth place in the 1.40m in Redefin, Germany.
Thirty-four contended this speed class with Harry and the Caspar/Gran Corrado 12-year-old finishing four sec behind the winner, The Netherlands’ Jur Vrieling on Baltic VDL.
Amy Inglis jumped a steady clear in the 53-strong 3* 1.35m speed on the Upsillon Van De Heffinck 14-year-old Every Way for 13th more than seven sec behind the pace.
One time fault in round one of the 1.50m put Amy – one of seven riders on one time fault only – and Wishes into 19th spot.
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