Laura Renwick is in the money in Vilamoura

Laura Renwick eased the home-bred Arkuga into second in the 61-entry 3* 1.40m speed on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour in Portugal.

Sixty-one contended with Laura and the Arko/Heartbreaker eight-year-old finishing 2.42 sec off the pace. Chloe Aston claimed third on the eight-year-old mare Flavie Van De Helle with Skye Higgin seventh on Balkana Du Tillard and Daniel Moseley took 14 th aboard Arrogant Un Prince. A time fault on both Quidde Du Buisson Z and Duffy II put Josie Symons in 18th and 19th.

Anthony Condon left every fence intact on the scopey SFS Aristio in the feature 3* 1.50m grand prix but incurred one very frustrating time fault to deny the Arko/Voltaire stallion a jump-off chance and the pair had to settle for fourth. Only three clears from 42 starters were realised over a tough track with Italy’s Piergiorgio Bucci taking the win on Deniro. Brits Douglas Duffin (Quidam B Z), Graham Babes (Eccosse) and Ellen Whitaker (Jack Van’t Kattenheye) all returned on five faults for 13th, 16th and 17th.

Chris Franks outpaced all 79 rivals in the 1.30m speed on Mega Times, the Megabyte/Goodtimes 10-year-old winning by 0.68 sec. British-based Joao Charlesworth steered the 17-year-old mare Hartleymanor Venus into second, Alana Collett finished seventh on Rathbride Millie and Daniel Moseley posted the steadiest of the clears for ninth on Plasir De Reville.

Brits claimed the top three places in the 45-horse 1* 1.10m speed with Arianna Kuligowski the winner with 1.40 sec in hand on the eight-year-old Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve daughter Gimona. Ellie Burrell-Squibb jumped into second on the Cantos 15-year-old Zalander and Arabella Prior netted third on Friso. A rail down dropped Ellie and second ride Rusty down to 11th.

Fifteen of the 55 starters in the 1.25m made their way to the jump-off with Rebecca Moseley netting sixth on Dexter X more than five sec behind the winner. Abbie Hosegood was seventh on Qualin Du Liban, Gemma Tattersall clinched eighth spot on Facari MG, Abbie Summers was 14th with Acajou Il Faut and Arianna Kuligowski finished 15th on Coco Fino.

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