Michael Fursedonn lands a double victory in Bonheiden

Michael Fursedonn continued with his winning run to mark up a double victory in the age classes at Bonheiden, Belgium. 

A winner just 24 hours earlier, the consistent Zacharov/Burggraaf mare Ilserov again stepped up to the plate in the 28-strong six-year-old 1.20m two-phase to win for Michael by an impressive 1.51 sec. 

Katinka Brogaard eased Begonda Z (Big Star Jr K Z/Massimo) into fourth with Charlotte Barry on Sovereign Equestrian’s Durango MA (Taquin De L’Extase/Nabab De Reve) in sixth place.  Holly Hammond on Landown New Addition, Rose Moss aboard Indewinde VDB, Chris Smith with I and Joe Clee’s Ballinalard all posted double clears for eighth, ninth, 10th and 14th.

Michael also topped the five-year-old with Cevin’s Pleasure, the Cevin Z/For Pleasure gelding taking the win by 0.23 sec in the 13-horse two-phase.  Peggy Baker on Jozie VD Zwinkhoeve (Quicktime/Guidam) and Charlotte Hayes with Showstoppers Electric Blue (Caretino Gold/Larome) also posted double clears for third and fourth.

Donny Janciauskas claimed fifth in the in the 45-strong seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase on Cool Quarz (Quarz/Cassicor) 2.05 sec behind the pace.  Nicola Barry returned an easy double clear to put Sovereign Equestrian’s Be Caprivi (Balloon/World Way) into seventh spot with Zak Beesley also returning on a clean sheet aboard Harmonia for 13th spot.

Joe Clee returned penalty-free in the 42-horse 3* 1.35m two-phase with the Kashmir Van Schuttershof eight-year-old Lafayette Van Overis to take 11th place eight sec off the pace.

A steady clear in the 42-entry 3* 1.40m speed handed Danielle Farnsworth and Eline 12th place 10 sec behind the winner.  Nick Benterman picked up one time fault on Chaccarino for 18th spot.

Danielle claimed sixth in the 31-strong 2* 1.15m speed on the nine-year-old mare Pequena Beech (It’s the Business/Why Me) almost nine sec behind the pace.  Katinka was close behind providing the steadiest of the clears for seventh on the Indoctro seven-year-old Hotline.  Four faults dropped Georgina Marshall (Zodiac Z) and Scarlette Norman (In Time) to 12th and 13th.  

 

 

In Kronenberg, The Netherlands, Louise Saywell steered Fantastico C into third in the medium 1.40m two-phase.  Eighty-six contended this class with Louise and the Eldorado Van De Zeshoek nine-year-old finishing 2.15 sec behind the winner. 

And Louise finished fifth in the 91-horse 1.35m two-phase with Keeley Durham’s Arko/Randi nine-year-old Arakan 3.77 sec off the pace.

Chad Fellows came home on an easy clear in the 76-strong 2* 1.40m speed and grand prix qualifier on Confident of Victory to take 10th place 3.68 sec off the pace.  Eoin Gallagher was also clear on Di Caprio for 21st.

Vicky Lovegrove claimed second in the 68-horse 1* 1.20m two-phase with Codean, the Upgrade 12-year-old finishing 1.04 sec behind the winner. 

Paul Gaff jumped into third in the 31-entry 1* 1.10m two-phase with the Douglas/Emilion 12-year-old Csiko 5.78 sec off the pace.  Chad guided the Kannan seven-year-old Champagne Du Banco into fourth and Paul Crago took sixth on the Baltic VDL seven-year-old Hulten.  Four faults in the second phase dropped Mischa Irving (I Sir Marcus) and Matthew Clayton (Haresco) down to 12th and 13th.

Steady double clears from Paul Gaff on the five-year-old Jonagold and Eoin with the six-year-old Ibesi Cooper claimed 13th and 20th places in the five-year-old 1.15m/six-year-old 1.25m two-phase.

Alex Barr guided Harvey into a double clear in the 55-strong seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase to take 19th place.

 

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