Laura Renwick lifted the top two places in the 3* 1.45m dominated by Brits in Vilamoura, Portugal.
Fifty-seven contended this speed class with Laura forging ahead on her seasoned campaigner Bintang II, the fleet-footed Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Orlando 12-year-old taking the win by 1.61 sec. And Laura was not to be beaten, she guided Stacey Willsone’s Ksar-Sitte 10-year-old Major De La Cour into second spot.
British-based American Laura Kraut split up the Brits with third place on Caelle ahead of Chloe Aston in fourth on Kolibri Classic and and fifth-placed Louise Simpson aboard Chessy 17. James Smith was also in the mix with seventh and ninth on Flinstering and Simply Splendid while Emma Stoker was also clear for 12th on Townhead Balullah. A steadier clear earned James Wilson 15th spot on Townhead Imagine De Muze – a former ride of Emma.
James Smith headed the 73-strong 1.30m two-phase with Olivers Diamond, racing ahead to take the class by 0.90 sec on the Luidam/Diamond Lad nine-year-old. Douglas Duffin eased Fan into seventh with Sian Edwards on Elessar in eighth and Louise right behind for ninth aboard Felix X. Anja Moret was also double clear for 13th with Einstein M.
Charlie Jones picked up second in the 1.40m on new ride Charming Fellow Z. Nine of the 42 starters accessed the jump-off with Charlie and the nine-year-old Clinton stallion finishing 1.42 sec behind the winner. Eight faults dropped Emma and Townhead Annie down to ninth.
Laura steered Follyfoot Dolce Vita DB Z into fourth in the 48-horse 1.20m. Sixteen contended the jump-off with Laura and the Diamant De Semilly/Canturo eight-year-old finishing almost four sec off the pace. Stacey Willsone was hot on her heels for fifth on the Wolfgang 14-year-old Newton Nickel and Will Lewis rode the 11-year-old Titanic De Moisenais into sixth. Victoria Hewson was ninth on Zenas Flight and Lulu Warren posted a double clear for 12th on Zeitgeist M2S.
Arianna Kuligowski piloted the 12-year-old Coco Fino into third in the 1.10m speed five sec off the pace. Will Lewsi took sixth on the simply-named E and 14th with Hot Blue, Sarah Krisanda was seventh on Donald Duck 37, Angela Eardley finished 12th aboard Forrella TS with Douglas in 18th on Bandrum Hilux just ahead of Arabella Prior, also clear for 18th on Lurgans Carrick Diamond.
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