Brits took the lion’s share of the prizes in a great day for the Union Jack on the Spanish sunshine tour in Vejer de La Frontera.
Brits dominated the 3* big tour 1.40m speed, won by Jake Saywell on Touch of Chilli. Fifty-nine contended with Jake racing ahead to win on the Out of Touch/Diamond Chin 15-year-old by an impressive 6.72 sec. Holly Smith eased the Zambesi nine-year-old Fruselli into second with Jodie Hall-McAteer in fourth aboard the Lord Z 12-year-old Caravelle. Leonie Aitkenhead finished eighth on LSS Barbados and steadier clears from Harry and Sienna Charles on Sieco and Chinta Van Geluut Z took 16th and 17th.
Holly landed the big tour 1.30m speed where again Brits filled three of the top four places. Holly topped the 35-horse class with the Irish-bred nine-year-old Grennanstown Sarco Luxhill (Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan/Olympic Lux) with 0.33 sec to spare over Jodie on the Quintender 11-year-old TJ Quincy. Harriet Nuttall jumped into fourth on Grey Fortune and a steadier clear from Jake on Darco Native finished 10th.
Max Routledge headed the medium tour 1.40/1.45m two-phase with Caruso D’Eres Z, the Calvaro Z/Radiator 10-year-old winning with 0.93 sec in hand. Jess Dimmock slotted Primo Bella Swan into third behind second-placed Cian O’Connor on Carasina and Lulu Warren claimed eighth on Deltina. One time fault dropped Sally Hopkinson and Galaxy down to 13th.
Tim Gredley netted the top two places in the small 1.25/1.30m two-phase, winning on Unex Arantos (Concorde/Hamlet) and taking second aboard Unex Omega Star (Quick Star/Quatoubet Du Rouet), 0.58 sec separating the two. Nathan Bull was a further 1.56 sec in arrears for third on the Cupido seven-year-old Milton Van Vrijhern. Jessica Gracie slotted Bridgette into seventh and Sofia Abramovich finished 10th on Greenacres Diadoro. Also posting double clears was Richard Barton on Be Cool Harry and Elizabeth Lutener’s Caloro Ex Z for 16th and 20th.
Jay Halim topped the medium 1.30m two-phase with Abrisco, the Unistar 14-year-old seizing victory by 2.27 sec. Ellie Hall-Mcateer steered Crisanta into fourth with Lauren Turnbull in sixth on VIP and Tom Reilly was 13th aboard Carden Moon Beam.
Jay had to settle for second in the medium 1.35m speed, the Libero H eight-year-old Gentle finishing 1.08 sec off the winning time. Laura Robinson slotted the Diamant De Semilly eight-year-old Bagghera into third with Daisy McKinlay in sixth on Dumolga and Charlie Jones seventh aboard Dewpoint Diamond in the 61-horse class.
James Wilson finished fourth in the 14-horse decider of the 3* 1.45m small grand prix on the Singapore 10-year-old Eskola M 1.82 sec behind the pace.
Matt Sampson was fourth in the big tour 1.35m two-phase with Geneve R, the Eldorado Van De Zeshoek eight-year-old finishing exactly two sec behind the winner. Harriet was sixth on Carla X, Jake picked up 10th on Lukas Van De Kievitsdriesen and Peter Moloney was 12th on Casey 33.
Lucy Wood came home victorious in the small 1.15/1.20m on Heerdelon, the Toulon/Lux seven-year-old taking the win by 1.30 sec. Daisy clinched fourth on Ashwey Patchwork Sparrow, Ellie Guy was sixth on Ard Cleudo, Holly Matthews finished eighth on Tinneys Cruise and Ava Vernonwas 11th on Here I’m B.
Ellie Guy claimed fourth in the 1.05/1.10m two-phase with Ballymurphy Lizzie 0.80 sec off the pace and Lucy Wood was sixth on Hobalo.
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