Jake jumps to a win in the sun

Jake Saywell has enjoyed a terrific Spanish sunshine tour in Vejer de la Frontera and clocked up another win to add to his tally in the big tour 1.40m with Touch of Chilli. 

Fifty-seven tackled this speed class but Jake outpaced them all with the Out of Touch/Diamond Chin 15-year-old to win by 2.54 sec.  Steadier clears from James Wilson on Gossip SA and David McPherson with Marvin Van De Waterhoeve finished 10th and 14th and Jake also picked up 16th on second ride Lukas Van De Kievitsdriesen.


Holly Smith guided Fruselli into third in the world ranking 54-strong big tour 1.45m speed, the Zambesi nine-year-old finishing 2.80 sec behind the pace.  Jordan Gann slotted Lakeland Dancer into fifth just ahead of Spencer Roe’s Wonder Why in sixth.  Billy Twomey returned the steadiest of the clears for 12th on Gentleman and fellow British-based Irishman Peter Moloney took 13th with one time fault on Ornellaia.


Matt Sampson continued with his flying form to take his second victory this week with Firefly W, the Nabab De Reve/Voltaire nine-year-old heading the big tour 1.35m accumulator by almost four sec.  And Matt also conjured up a maximum score with second ride Geneve R to take 16th in the 34-strong class.

Angelie von Essen – based in Britain but rides for Sweden – was a fraction off the pace for second on Cochella in the world ranking big tour 1.50m.  Eighteen of the 63 starters posted clears although only 16 came forward to the jump-off, Holly Smith one of the withdrawals with the decision to save Hearts Destiny for the final day’s grand prix. 

Angelie was in contention all the way with the Cartani 4/Lord 14-year-old but had to settle for the runner-up spot just 0.21 sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Pedro Junqueira Muylaert on C’Est Dorijke.  James Wilson was best Brit with a double clear and fifth on Townhead Imagine De Muze and four faults put Harriet Nuttall and A Touch Imperious into 15th.

Jodie Hall-Mcateer galloped to a win in the 21-entry big tour 1.30m speed and handiness with the Quintender/Andiamo 11-year-old TJ Quincy with 1.26 sec in hand.  Trevor Breen urged Billy Drizzle into fifth and Jake Saywell took eighth on Darco Native. 

Ellie Hall-McAteer recorded victory in the small 1.15/1.20m with Unex Handyman, the Heartbreaker/Cardento 14-year-old winning with almost four sec to spare.  And Ellie claimed sixth with second ride Goldfinger Z and Lucy Wood took 15th with one of the steadiest clears on Hobalo.



Polly Gredley raced to the top in the 31-entry medium 1.35m speed and handiness aboard the Concorde 14-year-old Unex Arantos with 0.69 sec to spare.  Morgan Kent eased Glorialudine into third just in front of fourth-placed Holly Miller’s Felicio and Charlie Jones claimed 12th with Dewpoint Diamond.



Elizabeth Lutener triumphed in the small 1.25/1.30m two-phase with the Cardento/Indoctro nine-year-old Flinstering Du Monden with 0.38 sec to spare.  Jay Halim finished third on the seven-year-old Impossible II Z and Elizabeth also took sixth with second ride Caoro Ex Z in the 28-horse class.

Robert Bevis slotted the 10-year-old Kondy into third in the medium tour 1.40/1.45m speed 1.64 sec behind the winner.  Scarlett Charles was close behind for fourth on Damn Smooth with Charlie Jones in fifth and 10th on First Class and Dexter.  Jay Halim jumped a steadier clear for 16th on Gentle and Kayliegh Watts’ in-contention round on Ninkie De Vy Z dropped from a possible second to 20th when a rail hit the floor.

Kayleigh steered the 10-year-old Ebriolita into fourth in the medium 1.30m speed five sec off the pace.  Lauren Turnbull claimed seventh on VIP and Julie Welles finished 14th with the Hales family’s SFS Vincomte.

Caroline Breen had to settle for second in the small 1.05/1.10m two-phase with the Canturano 11-year-old Dokyra Fortuna 1.48 sec off the pace.  Kayleigh picked up fourth on Lolah in the 15-horse class.


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