Joe Davison hit form in Oliva Nova, Spain, with a double of wins, including the top-billed gold 1.45m on new ride of one month Quentucky Jolly.
Only ten of the 40 starters reached the jump-off but Joe took charge on the Nirvana V 14-year-old to record a win by 0.44 sec. Jodie Hall-Mcateer steered the Stolzenberg nine-year-old Salt’N Peppa into third with Ben Maher and his GCT champion Explosion W in fourth after returning a steady double clear. Four faults dropped other Brits down the line, Deborah Jackson on Winning Girl Z, Reece Oliver’s Chacco Boy and Olivia Gent on Zipiro finished eighth, ninth and 10th.
Joe headed the silver 1.30m speed on Vilenco, the Je T’Aime Flamenco/Nabab De Reve eight-year-old mare taking an impressive win by 2.48 sec in the 74-strong class. Adrian Whiteway guided the 11-year-old Lux De Lux (Lux Z/Clover Hill) into fifth with Reece Oliver’s Cranny Chippy Lady and Flo Norris on Kadance Van’t Lozerhof in seventh and eighth. Alice Watson was 10th on Cloud No. 9 and Jo McGlory rode Flaming Key SR Z into 12th.
Brits filled five of the top six places in the silver 1.40m, Matt Sampson claiming another win on Candy 763. Eleven of the initial 55 contended the jump-off with Matt racing ahead to take the win on the Candiro eight-year-old mare by 0.25 sec. Emily Moffitt jumped into second on the Winningmood nine-year-old Winning Good with Lance Whitehouse and the Argento eight-year-old Bazento in third. Tony French filled fifth place on Arkol with Jodie Hall-McAteer sixth on Colette. Four faults dropped Jamie Wingrove and Pampelonne down to eighth and Christina Gacoud took 11th with Charity 33.
Mark Armstrong jumped to victory in the gold 1.30m accumulator on Fabienne, the Alba 69/Calido I eight-year-old taking the win by 0.56 sec.
And Mark also claimed third in the 60-horse gold 1.35m speed on the Echo Van’t Spieveld eight-year-old Juharah more than four sec behind the pace. Christina took 13th on Empire Van Wuitenshof just ahead of Ben on Concona with Stacey Babes in 16th on Castlefield, Jess Dimmock was 18th aboard Primo Bella Swan and Emily Moffitt took 19th with Copain Du Perchet CH.
Nissi Ladell topped the 31-strong bronze 1.10m two-phase with Exclusive Vant Schaaphof, the eight-year-old Emilion Vant Schaaphof mare winning by half a sec. Adrienne Howells took sixth on the seven-year-old Billy Fagin and Lucy Wood was also clear for ninth on Hobalo.
Carmen Edwards took two of the top four places in the 37-entry bronze 1.40m speed, claiming second on the Bodinus/Corland seven-year-old Geodina HS 0.86 sec behind the pace and fourth on the Verdi six-year-old Happy Valerie. Richard Jenkinson claimed sixth on Cobalt II and Jo McGlory was 10th on Darcobal Fravanca. Drew Coogan jumped the steadiest of the clears for 11th on Bachelor K and four faults proved very costly for Anna Wilks, denying her the win and dropping L Primero Di Gala down to 12th.
Ruby Fryer steered Didante into second in the bronze 1.30m two-phase half a sec off the pace. Claire Beecroft was sixth on Sam W with Kayleigh Watts ninth on Unex Garcon De Lui just ahead of Giorgia Distefano in 10th with Cassia DS in the 60-strong class. Romilly Simmons (In The Air), Jo McGlory (Calimera) and Amelie Gachoud (The Precious One) provided the steadiest of the double clears for 12th, 13th and 14th and Nissi posted the fastest four in the second phase for 15th on Ayonie.
Jasmin Head was just 0.96 sec away from winning the 97-strong bronze 1.20m speed and had to settle for second place on the Andiamo seven-year-old Gandi. Lucy Wood slotted the Toulon six-year-old Heerdelon into fifth and Jo McGlory took seventh on Endarlo just ahead of Claire Beecroft’s Vanda Cartier in eighth. Julie Slade finished 10th on Billy Gogo with Imogen Beecroft in 11th and 13th on Roscoe’s Amour and Untouchable and Richard Barton was 14th with TGF Couleur Gold. Tom Reilly (Carden Moon Beam), Francesca Draycott (Fernhill Fair Cruise) and Julie with second ride Nicholas 55 also posted clears for 17th, 19th and 20th.
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