Michael Fursedonn is enjoying a great trip out to Bonheiden in Belgium and claimed a win on day one of week two in the six-year-old with Ilserov.
Twenty-nine contended this 1.20m two-phase with Michael and the Zacharov/Burggraaf mare forging ahead to win by 1.05 sec. Holly Hammond made it a British one-two with second place on Landown New Edition while Michael also picked up fourth aboard Newton just ahead of Charlotte Barry on Sovereign Equestrian’s Durango MA. Rose Moss returned a steadier double clear for 11th on Indewinde VDB.
Long-time leader Liz Forrester had to eventually settle for second in the 32-entry 2* 1.15m two-phase with Gassara, the eight-year-old Zirocco Blue VDL/Indoctro mare finishing 2.92 sec behind the winner. Katinka Brogaard posted the steadiest of the double clears for 10th on Hotline with Danielle Farnsworth’s Pequena Beech and Scarlette Norman aboard Will Power S on clear and four for 12th and 13th.
Liz came home penalty-free in the five-year-old 1.10m two-phase for third on Blackson O’Jack Z 2.05 sec off the pace. Peggy Baker on Jozie VD Zwinkhoeve and Lydia Campbell’s Jirola jumped double clears to take fifth and sixth while Charlotte Hayes returned on one time fault for eighth aboard Showstoppers Electric Blue.
Holly claimed seventh in the 67-strong 2* 1.35m with Landown Illusion, the Bastion/Touchdown 10-year-old finishing more than five sec behind the pace. Charlotte Hayes guided Big Cruiser into 10th just in front of Nicola Barry on Sovereign Equestrian’s Darien II in 11th and Natasha Piper jumped a steady clear on Valentijn O to take 20th spot.
Nick Benterman eased the seven-year-old Mistral V/D Roshoeve into fourth in the 41-horse 2* 1.30m two-phase 5.19 sec off the pace.
Jodie Hall-McAteer got the five-day youth meeting at Sentower Park, Opglabbeek in Belgium off to a goo start, claiming second in the young rider 1.45m with Coquin De Coquerie Z.
Sixty-seven contended this speed class with Jodie and the 10-year-old Consul Di Vie Z/Fergar Mail stallion finishing 0.68 sec behind the winner.
Alena Hughes dismissed her horrendous fall from C’Mon Girl last Friday to guide the 13-year-old Cornet Obolensky mare into 13th in the mammoth 98-horse children-on-horses 1.25m more than seven sec behind the pace.
James Smith celebrated his birthday in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, and rode an easy double clear on the Kannan/Cumano 12-year-old Twix De La Roque to take seventh in the 53-strong 3* 1.40m two-phase 3.52 sec behind the winner.
Harry Wainwright jumped an easy clear in the 3* 1.30m with the Carrick Diamond Lad 13-year-old Muckno Princess to take eighth seven sec behind the winner.
Lorraine Lock posted the steadiest of the double clears for sixth in the young horse 1.30m on the home-bred six-year-old Artisan (Cevin Z/Premium De Laubry) 6.29 sec behind the winner.
Four faults in the second phase of the seven-year-old 1.35m dropped Emily Ward and Tilla Flamenco down to 13th place.
Lance Whitehouse posted a double clear in Wednesday’s six-year-old 1.20/1.25m in Arezzo, Italy, to finish sixth in a 10-horse decider on White Sparke Argo (Argento/Ard Ohio) more than seven sec off the pace.
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