Graham Babes secured victory in the seven-year-old at Fontainebleau, France, with the consistent Glencoe.
Fifty contended this 1.35m speed class but Graham held all challenges at bay to take the win on the Chellthago/Numero Uno gelding by an impressive 1.96 sec. British-based Irishman Peter Moloney provided the steadiest of the clears for 12th on the President/Diamant De Semilly stallion Federal-TH while four faults dropped Nicole Pavitt and Gianni HC to 14th.
James Smith also notched up a win with his riding and driving skills put to the test in the Jump and Drive.
Ten participated with Britain scoring a one-two, James’ speed behind the wheel and on the Luidam nine-year-old Olivers Diamond the deciding factor despite picking up three time penalties. Lowri Ball was penalty-free but still crossed the line almost six sec behind James on the Upgrade 11-year-old Christina III.
Millie Dickinson also incurred three penalties to take fourth spot on Forever C just ahead of Kelly Roberts, clear on Be Impressed for fifth. Graham Babes finished seventh on Farao M and tima Guppy was ninth on Miss Majestic.
James was half a sec off the pace in the 61-horse 1* 1.35m grand prix qualifier on the Diamant De Semilly/Cavalier Royale eight-year-old The Black Flyer for second place. Oliver Tuff claimed fifth with the Verdi 10-year-old Darino B with Jess Dimmock in 12th on Billy In Fashion and a steady clear put Tim in 17th on Miss Fritz.
Jemma Kirk slotted the nine-year-old Corofino stallion Vagabon Des Forets into third in the 1.45m speed. Sixty-five tackled this 2* grand prix qualifier with Jemma 2.45 sec behind the winner. Graham Babes eased the Eurocommerce Berlin 10-year-old Eccosse into fourth and Peter picked up sixth on Crumley. One time fault put Tim Stockdale into 10th on Tadeus and Joe Fernyhough finished 13th on four faults with Calcourt Quicktime just ahead of James Smith and Simply Splendid in 15th place.
Jess finished sixth on clear and four in the 26-entry 1* 1.30m on the 11-year-old Convinced I Am.
Jude Burgess finished fifth in the39-strong 2* 1.35m with the Ugano Sitte/Heartbreaker 10-year-old Comeback De Fremis 1.22 sec behind the pace. Joe Fernyhough also posted two clean rounds for 10th on the Vleut eight-year-old Fergus.
Joe jumped two clean rounds in the 2* 1.30m for sixth on the For Ever Jump/Coriano seven-year-old Fidibus 4.74 sec behind the pace. Clear and four dropped James Smith and Olivers Diamond down to ninth.
Emily Llewellyn steered the Quasimodo Van De Molendreef/Sandro Boy mare Qualyse Be-St Z into second in the six-year-old 1.30m speed 0.21 sec off the pace. Simon Buckley’s steadier clear on Pewit Dezesseis or 16th.
Tina Guppy guided the Continue 12-year-old Conte K into third in the 43-horse amateur small tour 1.15m 1.81 sec off the pace. Lillie Caluori was right behind for fourth on Lanverdel with Sarah Krisanda in sixth on Donald Duck 37 with Mimi Grech on Corgary Atoz and Emily Brooker’s Ali Baba also posting double clears to take eighth and 10th.
A steady clear from Nadine Mulgrew on Hermionie IV finished 13th in the amateur medium tour 1.15m speed.
Four faults dropped the Brits down the line in the 1* 1.25m speed, Louis Frost taking eighth on De Pokemon with Lowri Ball in ninth on Christina III and Sammy Cotton 10th aboard Gregor LV.
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