Brits landed a one-two in the feature 3* 1.45m on the Vilamoura Atlantic tour in Portugal, Emma Stoker leading the way on the consistent Cool Cash.
Fifty originally contended this class with 12 moving forward to the jump-off, Emma flying ahead on the Cadensky/Dollar Dela Pierreeight-year-old mare to win by 1.21 sec. Douglas Duffin eased the 14-year-old Quasimodo Z stallion Quidam B Z into second and an on-form Emma also took fifth with Townhead Tallulah V – the 14-year-old Tabasco La Silla daughter posting the fastest time by almost two sec but incurred four faults.
Two other British ladies known for their speedy prowess also returned quick rounds on four faults, Ellen Whitaker taking sixth on Jack Van’t Kattenheye and Laura Renwick claimed eighth on Bintang. Olli Fletcher finished in 10th spot on KBIS Caicos on five faults.
Douglas claimed fourth on Fan in the 24-horse 1.40m speed, the Clinton/Orlando nine-year-old mare crossing the finish line almost five sec behind the winning time. Jude Burgess was right behind for fifth on Comeback De Fremis and Olli Fletcher took eight aboard Horst Van De Mispelaere.
Douglas eased the eight-year-old Linares BG into fourth in the 43-strong 1.35m two-phase almost two sec off the pace. Ria Ward took sixth with Loughlans Bridge, Will Fletcher finished ninth on Drewmain Cedric just ahead of Joao Charlesworth’s Unicorns Rubberball in 10th and Howard Ephgrave finished 12th with one time fault on Felton.
Arabella Prior jumped Friso into third in the 39-horse 1.20m speed, the Azteca VDL nine-year-old finishing 0.95 sec behind the pace. Jude was fifth on Dreams of Don with Alison Rogers seventh aboard Cupido II.
A steady clear 8.51 sec behind the pace put William Wherton into sixth in the 28-entry 1* 1.10m speed with the six-year-old Pure Gold I (Fantaland/Toulon).
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