Already a winner 24 hours earlier in Geesteren, The Netherlands, James Billington capitalised on his form to take the world ranking 2* grand prix on Comfortuna VDL to claim victory by a fraction.
Sixty-three contended here but only 11 found the answers to the first round track to access the jump-off and James took charge. He utilised all the shortcuts to ease the Berlin/Nimmerdor nine-year-old Comfortuna into a 0.20 sec win over The Netherlands’ Peter Olthof on Dokyra Fortuna.
A steady round in the 2* 1.30m accumulator handed Helena Cassir and the Orlando eight-year-old Aidy Des Forets 17th place.
Sally Hopkinson also opted for easy in the 1* 1.30m accumulator for 16th on the eight-year-old mare Crystal Clear.