Jack Whitaker takes victory in Valence


Jack Whitaker claimed victory in the under 25 grand prix of Valence, France, with Queen Elisabeth.

Only three of the 13 starters accessed the jump-off with round one clears, Jack forging ahead in round two to take the win on the King Louie nine-year-old with 1.33 sec to spare.

Four faults in the 5* 1.60m grand prix dropped Robert Whitaker and the Colman 15-year-old Catwalk IV down to seventh in the 13-horse decider.

Louise Whitaker rode Contendro Star into fifth in the nine-horse jump-off of the 2* 1.20m, the Contendro I 10-year-old finishing 2.56 sec behind the pace.

Scott Brash jumped a steady double clear in the 5* 1.45m two-phase with the Cooper Van De Heffinck nine-year-old Hello Jefferson to take 16th place.

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