William Funnell takes second in the Sevilla grand prix


William Funnell claimed second in the big tour grand prix with Billy McCain in Real Club Pineda, Sevilla, Spain.

Fourteen of the 58 starters provided first round clears to access the jump-off, Joseph Stockdale unlucky not to join them on one time fault for 15th place with Don Diego De Plata.

Eight provided clears in round two, William slotting the Cevin Z 11-year-old McCain into the runner-up spot 1.03 sec behind the winner, Luxembourg’s Charlotte Bettendorf on Hope Street. Joseph still participated in the jump-off with Gunner, but four faults second time out dropped them to 10th. Jane Annett also returned on four faults with Billy Du Montois for 11th and Laura Renwick finished 14th on Bintang.

William also secured second place in the seven-horse jump-off of the seven-year-old on the Billy Congo mare Billy Galleon 1.81 sec behind the pace. William also steered Billy Take That into fourth, sandwiching Lucy Townley and Billy Mozette into third while Jane Annett posted a double clear to finish fifth with Cliasira BH.

Jane posted easy clears in the 57-strong 1.35m speed to take ninth eight sec off the pace and 13th on Hold Up and Billy Tudor.

Karl Robins claimed third in the master 1.45m grand prix on the Valencia tour in Spain with G Camille HBF.

Twelve of the 37 starters posted first round clears to reach the jump-off with Karl and the VDL Zirocco Blue/Cassini eight-year-old jumping another clear to take third 1.78 sec behind the winner, Kevin Gonzalez Fernandez on Urbain Des Grezils. Mark Armstrong also returned double clears for fifth and seventh on the Cornet Obolensky 13-year-old Areeb OL and the nine-year-old mare Juharah.

Carmen Edwards continued with his consistent form to take two of the top three places in the 11-horse master 1.35m two-phase, winning on the Verdi/Dutchboy seven-year-old Happy Valerie by 0.97 sec and finishing third aboard the Zambesi eight-year-old Tinkas Brook II.

Madeleine Kellett followed suit in the premium 1.20m speed, taking victory aboard the seven-year-old Heartbeat/Landetto mare SHW Early Dawn by 1.44 sec and finishing third with the Zambesi seven-year-old Heolita M. Four faults dropped Bethany Curtis to fifth and sixth on Atomic Dual and Fae Singapore.

Four faults dogged British riders on the final day of the MET tour in Oliva Nova, Spain.

Remy Ellis incurred four faults to drop to fourth place in the gold 1.30m speed with the Mylord Carthago eight-year-old Good Friends.

Ruby Fryer came home on four in the gold 1.40m speed with the Larino 11-year-old Didante to take seventh spot.

Four faults put Laura Jackson and the Goldfever seven-year-old Gloria into sixth in the 20-horse bronze 1.30m speed. And Laura also posted four faults in the bronze 1.40m two-phase to finish fifth on the 13-year-old Boulahrouz.

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