Emily Ward jumped to the top in the seven-year-old with Tilla Flamenco in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.
Eight contended the jump-off with Emily and the Je T’Aime Flamenco/Hattrick mare producing the fastest of the two double clears to take the win by 0.65 sec.
Jack Whitaker guided Queen Elisabeth into third in the 3* 1.40m two-phase, the King Louie 10-year-old finishing just half a sec behind the winner.
Christopher Frazer was best Brit in the 3* grand prix with the consistent Quisandro. Ten contended the jump-off with Christopher easing the Quintero nine-year-old finishing 4.60 sec behind the winner. Eight faults dropped Jack and Scenletha down to 10th place. One time fault denied James Smith a jump-off chance and he finished 12th on Twix De La Roque.
Lorraine Lock posted an easy double clear in the four-horse decider of the six-year-old 1.30m on Artisan (Cevin Z/Premium De Laubry).
Time faults in round one dogged the Brits in the 1* grand prix and denied a place in the six-horse jump-off, Harry Wainwright taking eighth on Jana Van’t Lozerhof on one fault while Jack returned on two faults with Elucar VE for 13th spot.
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