Chloe Aston was on flying form in Vilamoura, Portugal, winning the top-billed 3* 1.45m on season campaigner and consistent winner Amigo T.
A mammoth 99 competitors came forward in this speed class but Chloe and the Padinus 13-year-old outpaced them all, racing ahead to secure the top spot by 0.48 sec. Emma Stoker was two sec in arrears for fifth on Townhead Ballulah – a Cartani nine-year-old out of her top mare townhead Tallulah.
Chloe eased the Carlow Van De Helle seven-year-old Flavie Van De Helle into second in the 83-horse 1.35m speed just 0.33 sec off victory. James Smith galloped into third on the eight-year-old mare The Black Flyer (Diamant De Semilly/Cavalier Royale) with Charlotte Geddes 10th on Caelle and Louise Simpson’s steadier clear aboard Felix X finished 13th.
Chloe guided J Adore VD Keihoeve into fourth in the 90-strong 3* 1.40m speed, the Cicero nine-year-old finishing six sec behind the pace. Charlie Jones was close behind for fifth on the nine-year-old Clinton stallion Charming Fellow Z.
Louise Simpson and the consistent Starouge (Stakkatol/Papillon Rouge) claimed second in the 11-horse-decider of the seven-year-old just 0.64 sec behind the winner.
Chloe also picked up third in the six-year-old 1.25m two-phase on the Centadel/Stakkatol stallion Centa Radol 1.84 sec off the pace. Tom Lloyd finished ninth on Shakira, Zak Beesley was 12th with Speediway, Megan Williams was close behind on Mistral V/T Dauwhof for 13th and Emma Stoker was also double clear aboard Milton for 17th.
Emma Stoker was little more than half a sec off the pace with Q Seven in the five-year-old speed, the Quaid/Stakkato gelding finishing 0.61 sec in arrears for second place in the 33-strong class. Emma Rust rode Nougat De Sources into 11th with Sophie Fawcett on Calson in 11th and Jude Burgess was also clear with Indira-Linda FH for 17th.
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