Scott Brash rode to victory in the 2* 1.45m grand prix qualifier on Hello Shelby to round of Saturday night in Kronenberg, The Netherlands.
Eighteen of the 65 starters came forward to the jump-off with Scott easing the Stolzenberg/For Pleasure nine-year-old into the top spot to win by 0.19 sec. Graham Babes on Boucheron and Graham Lovegrove with Alfie 192 also contended the jump-off but eight faults dropped both of them down to 12th and 14th respectively.
Louise Saywell maintained her consistent form with Old Lodge’s Tiger De Old Lodge to take second in the 2* 1.40m two-phase. Fifty contended this medium tour final qualifier with Louise and the eight-year-old Padinus/Cassini II stallion – winners 24 hours earlier – taking the runner-up spot 0.77 sec off the pace. Graham Babes was also double clear on the 10-year-old Eccosse for 20th place.
Bumble Thomas claimed victory in the 58-strong 1* 1.20m speed on the Canto/Quantum 12-year-old Quantum Treat, outpacing all 27 rivals to win by an impressive 4.38 sec.
Amy Duncan as exactly one second off victory in the 1* 1.30m speed with the 13-year-old Indoctro stallion Adagio II. Louise jumped a steadier clear on the Chacco Blue 10-year-old Charina for 14th.
Graham and the ultra-consistent Glencoe (Chellthago Z/Numero Uno) claimed second in the seven-year-old 1.35m speed 2.40 sec behind the pace. Scott Brash jumped a steadier round on the Billy Mexico-sired Hello Franklin to take eighth and Graham Lovegrove picked up one time fault on Stabalossa for 10th.
Abbe Elliott (nee Burchmore Eames) provided the steadiest of the clears in the 1.10m speed for fourth on the six- year-old Hamberlins Chilli more than six sec off the pace.
Georgie Burchmore Eames finished 12th in the 43-strong five and six-year-old speed on the five-year-old One Clarimo (Clarimo/Quidam De Revel) more than eight sec behind the winner. Sam Hutton on Nice Girl de Muze Z and Scott Brash’s Hello Zachary also posted clears for 16th and 18th.
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