Guy Williams jumps to the top in Rouen
Guy Williams jumped straight to the top in the 4* 1.35m on Igor Van De Dorpshoeve in Rouen, France.
Forty-two tackled this speed class but no-one could catch Guy and he forged ahead on the 10-year-old Kashmir Van Schuttershof stallion to take victory by 0.12 sec.
Ellen Whitaker guided Casaktie into fifth in the 61-strong 4* 1.40m two-phase, the nine-year-old Cascari mare finishing 1.58 sec behind the pace.
Guy’s luck didn’t hold out in the 79-entry 1.50m and four faults in round one put Rouge De Ravel out of contention and into 20th place. France’s Olivier Guillon topped the 18-horse jump-off on Vitot Du Chateau.
In Stuttgart, Germany, Shaunie Greig eased Lisa Holmes’ nine-year-old Granouche into third in the FEI ponies 1.25m.
Twenty-two contended this speed class with Shaunie finishing 2.56 sec behind the winner. Red Morgan was also clear for 11th on Bodyssee Des Avelines.
An easy clear from Michael Duffy put the El Thunder/Unbelievable Darco eight-year-old Rumbolds Starlight into 10th in the 47-strong 1.45m speed. Germany’s Felix Hassmann was five sec faster to take the win on SL Brazonado.
Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer maintained his sizzling form to become the Mercedes German Master 1.55m on Living The Dream in a three-way decider with 1.98 sec over Austria’s Max Kuhner with Vancouver Dreams. Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum eased Cool Feeling into third.
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