Lily Freeman-Attwood jumps to the top at Sentower Park


Lily Freeman-Attwood jumped straight to the top in the junior 1.40m speed to take victory in fine style at the CSIO Youth meeting at Sentower Paek in Opglabbeek, Belgium.

Ninety competitors contended this class but Lily wasn’t at all daunted and claimed first and third with her two rides. She guided the 13-year-old Barcelona (Mr Blue/Voltaire) into the top spot to win by 0.74 sec and proved 1.33 sec in arrears on second ride Karibou Horta to take third spot. Ben Clark eased Jancovica into seventh place and Allana Clutterbuck was also clear on Vykinbay for 15th.

Ollie Tuff secured second spot in the 66-horse young rider/junior 1.35m speed with the nine-year-old mare Cumana Van Pottelberg 0.60 sec behind the winner. Lily was right behind for third with Alvaro De Reve and Jodie Hall-Mcateer finished in ninth on Quickborn 8.

Ollie eased Esgracia into fourth in the 78-entry junior 1.30m two-phase, the Warrant/Bergerac 10-year-old finishing 0.74 sec behind the pace. A steadier double clear put Antonia Platt and the Mr Blue eight-year-old G Star Blue for ninth.

Joe Fernyhough guided Calcourt Quicktime into second in the young rider 1.35m two-phase in a 46-horse class, the Westpoint Quickfire/Larino nine-year-old finishing 0.63 sec behind the winning time. Alex Gill claimed ninth on the Corland eight-year-old Goldenstar and Taisie de Gruchy also returned a double clear for 16th with Live The Life.

Madison Heath steered the 15-year-old Cisco Bay into second place in the big entry 77-pony 1.25m speed to finish 1.42 sec behind the winner. Elloise Smit guided Newton Samson into seventh and Shaunie Greig claimed eighth and 10th with Granouche and Casino Royale. Holly Truelove was also clear for 18th place on Rexter D’Or.

Madison slotted the VDL Arkansas 16-year-old Blidworths Fluffy Duckling into fifth in the pony 1.10m speed almost six sec off the pace. Lila Bremner was also clear on Foxy Lady 55 for 10th spot in the 29-strong class.

Jasmin Clark was the only British representative in the five-horse jump-off of the 63-entry Dom Webb Sporthorses children-on-horses 1.25m grand prix but 10 faults in round two put the nine-year-old Pippa Acord into fifth. Alena Hughes was on of four riders to complete round one on one time fault to finish ninth on Grannuschka and Eleanor Simpson (My Lucky Day) and Charlotte Bowman (Elido Esprit) returned four faults apiece for 13th and 14th.

Jasmin slotted the Ustinov 11-year-old Curosa III into 10th in the 40-horse children-on-horses 1.15m two-phase 6.65 sec off the pace. Alena was also double clear for 12th with her newly-crowned British Showjumping winter children-on-horsed champion Rainbow.

Four faults in round one denied Alex Gill a jump-off chance in the young rider 1.45m and he had to settle for 14th place on Fyenda P.

In Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, Jack Whitaker eased Arlo De Blondel into third in the 3* 1.45m speed, the Dollar Dela Pierre nine-year-old finishing 1.23 sec behind the winner. Christopher Frazer jumped a steadier clear on the Quintero nine-year-old Quisandro to take 11th spot.

A steady clear in the young horse 1.30m speed gave James Smith 13th place on the seven-year-old HBF-Delmar.

In Sevilla, Spain, Laura Renwick guided the home-bred eight-year-old Arkuga (Arko/Heartbreaker) into second place in the 57-strong big tour 1.40m two-phase 0.57 sec behind the winner. Lucy Townley guided the nine-year-old Billy Angelette into eighth and William Funnell finished 14th on Billy Angelo.

William eased Billy Kodak into fourth in the 49-horse 1.35m two-phase, the Billy Mexico eight-year-old finishing 1.28 sec off the pace. Lucy was also double clear for 13th on Billy Quids In.

Joseph Stockdale slotted Union Jack into 11th in the 43-entry small 1.30m two-phase more than five sec behind the pace.

Four faults dropped Jane Annett and Iwalinde to 12th in the six-year-old speed.

In Gorla Minore, Italy, Scott Brash rode the eight-year-old Hello Franklin into fourth in the 102-strong 2* 1.45m speed to finish 1.06 sec behind the winner.

In Arezzo, Italy, Romilly Simmons and In The Air jumped into second place in the 38-strong silver 1.30m speed, the Indorado 10-year-old finishing 5.48 sec behind the pace.

Katie Fletcher posted the steadiest of the clears in the 18-entry silver 1.40m speed on the Vingino eight-year-old Grace C for eighth place more than 14 sec behind the winner. And Katie rode a similar round in the seven-year-old to provide the steadiest clear in the 1.30/135m speed to take seventh aboard Bridgetown Z (Big Star Jr K Z/Carolus II) almost 15 sec behind the pace. One time fault in the 23-horse six-year-old 1.20/1.25m speed put Katie and Infinity in 14th place.

At Zangershiede in Lanaken, Belgium, Lucy Struthers claimed fifth in the 74-strong 2* 1.25m speed with History, the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Berlin seven-year-old stallion finishing 6.34 sec off the pace.

Lucy was also clear in the 67-horse under 25 1.30m speed with the seven-year-old Dakota to share eighth spot with fellow Brit Charlotte Horne on the Warrant 11-year-old Dynamic III after dead-heating on time more than four sec behind the winner.

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