Joe Davison claimed the opening International class on the home-bred Vilenco in the 2* St George 1.30m two-phase on day two at Royal Windsor.
Nineteen contended here with Joe and the eight-year-old Je T’Aime Flamenco/Nabab De Reve mare taking the win by 0.14 sec. British-based South African Charles Luyckx rode the seven-year-old Golia into second with Scarlett Charles and the Quidam’s Rubin 15-year-old Quick Stepp in third. Tess Carmichael slotted Bangle SR into fourth.
Tracy Priest landed the 2* Thames speed stakes 1.30m with Caristo VDL, the Silverstone/Quick Star 11-year-old racing ahead to take the win 0.22 sec to spare. Charles again had to settle for second, this time riding the Carambole nine-year-old Elina. The USA’s Noel Fauntleroy claimed third on Mae ahead of Sienna Charles and Chaitanya 2 in fourth place.
Ben Maher – fresh from his amazing hat-trick of victories on the Global Champions tour of Madrid – claimed the win in the Land Rover B and C on new ride Eracantos, a Cantos/Kroongraaf nine-year-old recently acquired from The Netherlands. He denied Georgia Tame – winner of day one’s Land Rover A and B – a second win by just 0.05 sec, Georgia and Z7 Diamond taking second place. Tracy claimed third on Diamants Aurora with Alfie Bradstock on Ferdi I in fourth in the 16-strong decider.
William Rekert topped the 50-horse six-year-old with Hot Bluebird with two sec in hand over Megan James and Mendocino RF. Alfie Bradstock eased How’s My Name into third ahead of Tristan Grey on Old Kent Road in fourth place.
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