Phillip Spivey claims victory in Vilamoura

February 17, 2019

Phillip Spivey raced to victory in the 3* 1.40m with Darya I Nur in Vilamoura, Portugal. 

Forty-nine contended this speed class with Phillip holding off all challenges on Greg and Tracey Forrest’s home-bred Diamant De Semilly 11-year-old mare to win by 0.51 sec.  Jude Burgess guided the Ugano Sitte 11-year-old Comeback De Fremis into third while steadier clears from Alfie Bradstock on H D’Or and Chris Franks with VC Vie De Valencio finished ninth and 12th.

Ellen Whitaker claimed third in the 3* 1.50m grand prix with Jack Van’t Kattenheye.  A tough, challenging track saw only five of the 39 starters post round one clears to access the jump-off with Ellen providing a quick time but a rail down dropped the pair to third.  Italy’s Roberto Turchetto took the win with the only double clear on Baron.  Four faults in round one put Chloe Aston on Amigo T and Laura Mantel with Glory B V in eighth and 12th.

Chris steered the 10-year-old Mega Byte/Goodtimes mare Mega Times into fifth in the 76-horse 1.30m speed 1.45m off the pace.  Sammie-Jo Coffin eased Georgina EB into ninth and Skye Higgin took 19th on Brooklyn De Larquey.

Gemma Tattersall almost made it a double in the lower height classes, winning the 1.20m and taking second in the 1.10m.  She headed the 65-horse 1.25m by a good margin with Billy Shania.  Seventeen accessed the jump-off with Gemma forging ahead to win on the Billy Congo nine-year-old by 1.71 sec.  Howard Ephgrace slotted Elton into third with Josie Symons on Quidde Du Buisson Z and Louis Frost aboard Quantum Trost in fourth and fifth.  Olli Fletcher returned the steadiest of the double clears for seventh on Willi Wonka LVS Z and Adele Rand (Calypso Blue), Gemma on second ride Hot Air and Josie Symons’ Concordette RR in 11th, 15th and 16th.

Gemma slotted Chillis Prince into the runner-up spot in the 50-strong 1.10m speed, the Chilli Morning seven-year-old finishing 1.44 sec behind the pace.  Ellie Burrell-Squibb claimed third on the Kalusha 21-year-old Rusty and Ria Ward slotted Cayenne CLH into sixth.  Naomi Howard-Batts rode Billy Starlet into ninth with Carolyn Rondel in 12th on Carels Harlequin just ahead of Victoria Kuligowski and Milenio 2 in 13th.


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