Carmen Edwards’ sizzling form in Valencia, Spain, continued as he recorded another double just 24 hours after narrowly missing out on a hat-trick.
Carmen scored his second win in 24 hours with Geodina HS in the classic 1.30m two-phase. Sixteen made a bid for victory but Carmen was firing on all cylinders with the eight-year-old Bodinus/Corland mare to win by 1.75 sec. Four faults in the second phase on second ride Magic Chanti dropped Carmen to 10th.
Tinkas Brook II came to the fore in the 12-horse master 1.35m speed for Carmen, the Zambesi eight-year-old claiming two sec in hand.
Mark Armstrong jumped an easy clear in the 42-strng world ranking master 1.45m speed on the Echo Van’t Spieveld nine-year-old Juharah to take eighth some five sec behind the winner.
Four faults in the eight-strong jump-off of the master 1.40m dropped Abbe Burchmore Eames into sixth on the Berlin 11-year-old Booming Blue Z.
Claire Beecroft galloped to the top in the bronze 1.35m speed on seasoned campaigner Vanda Cartier. Thirty-one contended with Claire and the Lord Z/Rubert R 13-year-old mare scoring a win with almost three sec to spare. Four faults dropped Laura Jackson and Boulahrouz down to 16th.
Brits filled the top two places in the bronze 1.30m speed, Tess Carmichael leading the way to win by 1.44 sec on the 10-year-old Chin Chin mare Bangle SR over Tom Hollins in second on the Ard Grandpa 15-year-old How About Now. Maja Burnell was fourth on the Carnaval Pleasure 12-year-old Carnaval Komombo in the 67-horse class.
Tony French was 0.81 sec off victory in the 45-strong silver 1.25m two-phase on the Chin Chin/Burggraaf 13-year-old Boda RE. And a steady double clear in the 56-horse world ranking 1.45m two-phase handed Tony and Finnisk Castor 19th place.
Sophie Stockdale slotted the 12-year-old Winningmood mare Hella into second in the 37-entry bronze 1.10m speed 7.78 sec off the pace. Natasha Dunsdon eased Captain Morgan EW into third and Emma Bayliss Hollamby finished 11th on Rocklands Cherry. Alicia Store claimed 14th and 17th on Capellini II and Oki VH Gelutt Z and Rhiannon Lawrence was 18th aboard Reveur De Illinoise.
Tess finished seventh in the 59-strong bronze 1.20m speed on Chisinau W Z 14 sec behind the pace. Natasha Dunsdon slotted NN Celine into 10th place.
Remy Ellis eased the Clinton nine-year-old Flinton C N into 10th place in the 38-entry gold 1.40m speed with a steady clear.
Laura Renwick jumped an easy clear in the world ranking 1.45m with Bintang to take fifth place at Real Club Pineda in Sevilla.
Sixty contended this speed class with Laura and the British-bred Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve 13-year-old finishing a little over six sec off the pace. Ireland’s Mikey Pender took the win on HHS Fortune. Jane Annett guided the eight-year-old Billy Du Montois into seventh, William Funnell was ninth on Billy Diamo and Lucy Townley returned on just one time fault with Billy Angelette for 14th place.
Lucy was just 0.21 sec off a win in the 23-strong seven-year-old speed and finished second, third and fourth with two sired by Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve – Billy Spiral and Billy Nala – and the Billy Mexico mare Billy Mozette. Lucy’s boss William Funnell also posted three clears with Billy Take That, Billy Galleon and Billy Hood for sixth, eighth and ninth.
Winners the day before, Jane Annett and the VDL Zirocco Blue/Zwalinde mare Iwalinde had to settle for second spot in the 14-horse six-year-old two-phase 1.55 sec off the pace.
Brits filled three of the top four places in the small tour 1.20m two-phase with Arabella Prior in the winning spot on the Azteca VDL nine-year-old Friso. Andrew Saether was just 0.12 sec in arrears for second on the eight-year-old Baika De L’Abbaye and Julie Slade picked up fourth and seventh with Nicholas 55 and Billy Gogo. Joseph Stockdale was also double clear for 13th on Union Jack in the 41-strong class.
Joseph jumped into fifth in the 65-strong small tour 1.30m speed with the eight-year-old mare Cacharel almost six sec behind the winning time. Lucy jumped a steadier clear on Billy Honest to take 16th.
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