Lance Whitehouse posted victory in Samorin, Slovakia, with Cartino III.
Fifty-four contended the 2* 1.35m but Lance found all the shortcuts on the naturally quick Cartano/Topas 11-year-old to slot into the top spot by 0.84 sec. Chloe Winchester claimed fourth on the Asca Z 11-year-old Alena and and Ashlee Harrison jumped into seventh aboard the Clearway 11-year-old Charity 41.
Richard Howley jumped into third in the 4* 1.50m on Dolores.
Sixteen of the 57 starters accessed the jump-off with round one clears, Richard and the 10-year-old Berlin/Voltaire mare posting another clean round to finish just 0.35 sec behind the winner, Mexico’s Enrique Gonzalez on Chacna in a fast and furious jump-off. Sam Hutton produced the fastest time of the lot on the 11-year-old Quidam De Revel stallion Happydam but four faults dropped them to sixth.
Lance eased Whitesparke Blanko into fifth in the 38-strong 4* 1.40/1.45m speed, the Arko/Ard Ohio eight-year-old finishing more than five sec off the pace.
Chloe Winchester claimed second in the 31-horse 1* 1.30m two-phase with Daranta, the Heartbreaker/Indoctro 10-year-old three sec off the pace. Carmen Edwards was also double clear for fourth on the Bodinus seven-year-old Geodina HS.
Giorgia Distefano jumped the It’s the Business/Tinka’s Boy seven-year-old Kimba into third in the 2* 1.25m two-phase 1.57 sec to finish behind the pace. Sam Hutton guided L’Avonture VD Oude Molenhoeve into fifth place in the 29-horse class.
Will Edwards jumped clear in the 2* 1.45m speed to take sixth on the eight-year-old chacco Blue/Heartbreaker mare SHW Candies B 3.15 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Marc Bettinger on My Way. Four faults dropped Chloe and Sheyenne 27 down to 16th.
Will finished third in the five-year-old 1.20m two-phase with I-Bless (Warrant/Phin Phin) four sec off the pace. Four faults in phase two dropped Carmen Edwards and Da Vinci Massuere down to eighth with Olivia Skinner ninth on Irresistible B.
Four faults in the 4* 1.45m speed dropped Sam Hutton and Durein down to 18th.
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