Emma Stoker outpaced all to head the big class of the day in Oliva Nova, Spain, with Townhead Tallulah V.
Fifty-eight initially contended the world ranking 1.45m but only seven gained access to the jump-off with Emma cruising ahead to claim victory on the Tabasco La Silla/Calvados 14-year-old with a handsome 2.55 sec to spare. Jodie Hall-McAteer also reached the jump-off but Conquin De Coquerie posted an uncharacteristic 22 faults in round two to finish seventh.
Jodie fared better in the silver 1.30m. She has been consistent all week with TJ Quincy and landed a well-deserved win in this speed class. Fifty-one contended with Jodie and the Quintender/Andiamo 11-year-old taking victory by 1.69 sec. A steadier clear from Jo McGlory and Flaming Key SR Z finished 14th.
Lance Whitehouse galloped to the top to take a commanding victory in the gold 1.30m with Cartino III. Only 18 tackled this speed class but Lance out-classed them all, winning with 5.59 sec in hand on the Cartano/Topas 12-year-old.
Giorgia Distefano slotted the Dicasi OH 12-year-old Dincky Toy Z into third in the 26-entry bronze 1.40m speed almost eight sec behind the winner.
Jo finished fifth in the bronze 1.30m two-phase on the Cardento/Indoctro seven-year-old Cupid 1.51 sec off the pace. Anna Vlasov was right behind for sixth with Beaumont and four faults in the second phase dropped Giorgia and Cassia DS to 12th.
Nissi Ladell guided Exclusive Van’t Schaaphof into third in the 45-strong bronze 1.20m. Sixteen accessed the jump-off with Nissi and the nine-year-old mare finishing 1.62 sec behind the pace. Samanha Sellers on Triomphe Kervac and Nissi aboard second ride Ginaselli VD Beekzijde posted double clears for sixth and eighth. And Luke Barham returned an easy clear in the bronze 1.10m speed to take 12th on Illusion.
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