Emma Stoker is in the money in Knokke
Emma Stoker eased Townhead Ballulah into third in the 3* 1.45m two-phase in Knokke Belgium.
Ninety-seven contended this class with Emma and the nine-year-old Cartani daughter finishing 3.57 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Darragh Kenny on Cacan.
Cressy Neads took seventh on the 11-year-old stallion Lordanos Junior with British-based Irishman Peter Moloney in ninth on Compelling Z. Steadier double clears from British-based Swede Angelie von Essen on Daniel and Spencer Roe with Wonder Why finished 18th and 20th.
Chloe Aston jumped into second in the 3* 1.35m two-phase on the Padinus 13-year-old Amigo T 0.96 sec off the pace in the 74-strong class. Emily Moffitt was right behind for third with the 14-year-old Zagerhorn with Cressy in eighth on Freya and Nick Benterman 11th and 19th aboard Chaccarino and Cartobet while Peter took 14th on Polinska Des Isles.
Emma guided Townhead Annie into eighth in the mammoth 117-strong 2* 1.40m speed, the Contendro I 14-year-old finishing 2.69 sec behind the winner. Louise Whitaker’s former ride Udget Du Rozel was just ahead in seventh with Finland’s Anna-Julia Kontio. William Whitaker finished 18th on Junior Van Het Hulst and Cressy’s steady clear on Chinta Van Het Geluut Z finished 23rd.
And Emma also picked up second in the 57-horse seven-year-old speed with the Cadensky/Dollar Dela Pierre mare Cool Cash 2.38 sec off the pace. Jane Annett jumped clear on all three of her seven-year-olds for 12th, 15th and 18th with Billy Du Montois, Billy Tudor and Hold Up and Peter finished 19th on Federal TH.
An easy double clear in the six-year-old 1.25m two-phase handed Emma and Happynes (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek/Cicero Z Van Paemel) 12th and Tom Lloyd was also penalty-free for 15th on Shakira.
Kayleigh Watts finished 13th in the 2* 1.35m two-phase on Ebriolita five sec behind the pace with Jane Annett on Pallas Masterclass and Peter aboard Antionette Manciaise also posted double clears for 16th and 22nd.
Polly Gredley was denied a 2* 1.30m two-phase victory by just 0.03 sec and had to settle for second on the Quick Star 16-year-old Unex Omega Star. Flo Norris finished third on Imago VD Heffinck in the 68-strong class with Danielle Ryder’s Filandria in eighth, Emily Mason took 15th on Cliff 67 and Jess Mendoza finished 17th with Horst Van De Mispelaere.
Polly claimed 14th in the 1* 1.15m two-phase on Unex Clintan MB almost four sec off the pace and Lyndsay Scatterty took 17th on Devonte.
Scarlett Worrow topped the 1* 1.05m speed with the 15-year-old Dancing Hero claiming a 1.60 sec advantage. Four faults dropped Ellie Guy and RLE Second City down to 10th.
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