The Brits sweep to victory in Oliva Nova

November 10, 2018

The Brits were on fire in Oliva Nova, Spain, taking the lion’s share of wins, including Jodie Hall-Mcateer in the feature class of the day.

Fifty-four initially tackled the gold 1.45m with 10 posting round one clears, Jodie easing the Stolzenberg nine-year-old Salt’N Peppa into the top spot with 0.29 sec in hand.  Four faults dropped Taisie de Gruchy into ninth on Winner of Picobello Z and William Funnell opted to withdraw Billy Diamo from the jmup-off for 10th.

Matt Sampson continued on his winning form to take the gold 1.35m accumulator with Perfect Rouge.

Forty six contended with Matt and the Papillon Rouge 15-year-old securing the win with more than three sec in hand.  William Funnell guided the Billy Congo/Kannan eight-year-old Billy Ring into fourth just ahead of Alison Barton with the Salito 12-year-old Saphir in fifth, Jodie Hall-Mcateer in sixth on Fantom and seventh-placed Joe Davison on Vilenco.  Alice Palmer also returned a maximum score for 10th on Can Do It H.

Jo McGlory repeated her win of 24 hours earlier with Nonstop III by topping the 45-strong bronze 1.40m speed, the Clover Echo/Cruising 12-year-old winning by the narrow margin of 0.07 sec.  Anna Wilks slotted the Toulon seven-year-old L Primero Di Gala with Sasha Woodhouse in eighth on Babylon and Nissi Ladell on Ayonie and Romilly Simmons aboard In The Air also posted clears for 10th and 11th.

Ronnie Jones scored a commanding victory in the silver 1.30m speed on Billy Rhodes, the seven-year-old Cevin Z/Billy Congo stallion recording a 7.31 sec advantage over fellow Brit Taisie de Gruchy on the Lupicor nine-year-old Hoodshill First Look.  Deborah Jackson jumped a steadier clear for 14th on Puma.

Brits claimed a top two in the bronze 1.30m two-phase, Ruby Fryer winning with 1.43 sec in hand on the Larino 10-year-old Didante over Claire Beecroft in second on the 12-year-old Vanda Cartier (Lord Z/Rubert R).  Lily Beveridge steere Bebe De Riverland into sixth with Claire on second ride Kandora and Cheslie Moult’s Corfu posted the steadiest double clears for 13th and 14th in the 58-strong class.

Nissi jumped to the top in the 61-horse bronze 1.20m on Exclusive Vant Schaaphof, the Emilion Vant Schaaphof/Quidam De Revel eight-year-old claiming a 0.28 sec victory in the 25-strong jump-off.  Julie Slade took third on the Billy Mexico 10-year-old Billy Gogo with Lucy Wood fifth on the Toulon six-year-old Heerdelon, Tom Hollins was just behind for sixth on Kilcoltrim Perfect In Pink and and Ben Farr finished ninth with Capella De El Tejo.  Anna Wilks was double clear on Dauwdruppel T&L Z and Muze Van’t Beekhof for 13th and 16th while clear and four dropped Honor Draycott and Lux De Lux to 17th.   

Imogen Beecroft topped the bronze 1.10m speed with her Friday winner Roscoe’s Amour, the 10-year-old Ontario daughter crossing the line with 0.31 sec to spare.   Lauren McCarthy eased Darcy into sixth and Ronnie Jones returned a steadier clear for 11th on Hobalo.

Will Edwards produced the steadiest of the clears in the gold 1.30m speed on the Zambesi seven-year-old Tinkas Brook II for fourth more than five sec off the pace.  Lance Whitehouse beat the winning time by more than four sec but a rail down put Cartino III into sixth in the 12-horse class.

Four faults in the 15-strong jump-off of the silver 1.40m grand prix put Alice Watson and the 11-year-old Nearchos into 12th spot.


Photos © Jumping Around & 1Clicphoto/MET

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