Laura Renwick is unbeatable in Spain
There was no stopping Laura Renwick in Sevilla, Spain, as she lifted the top two places in the big tour 1.45m grand prix with Dublin V and Arkuga (pictured).
Sixty-five contended this world ranking class but just 10 provided clears to access the jump-off, Laura going in double-handed. And her form continued as she outpaced her rivals with both horses, taking the win on the Vigaro 11-year-old Dublin and second aboard the home-bred eight-year-old Arkuga – by Arko and the first offspring of Laura’s top speed mare Beluga. Just 0.17 sec separated the two and third place was a further 0.45 sec behind.
Joseph Stockdale was also in the mix to post a double clear on Don Diego De Plata for seventh while William Funnell incurred four faults to drop Billy Diamo to ninth. Three riders finishing on one time fault in round one, including Deborah Jackson in 13th with Ebalia.
Just five reached of 39 starters reached the jump-off of the small 1.35m with William Funnell slotting the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve 16-year-old Billy Angelo 5.05 sec behind the winner for second place. Four faults dropped Lucy Townley and Emmy Lou down to 12th place.
Jane Annett jumped to the top in Sunday’s four-horse jump-off of the seven-year-old with Cliasira BH, the pair claiming a 2.41 sec advantage. Lucy was 1.75 sec quicker but four faults dropped Billy Spiral into fourth.
Jane contended the seven-strong jump-off of the 40-entry big tour 1.40m, jumping into third with a double clear on the Cevin Z eight-year-old Billy Tudor 4.30 sec behind the pace. Four faults dropped Jane and the Diarado eight-year-old Hold Up into sixth.
Lucy claimed fifth and seventh in Saturday’s seven-year-old two-phase with Billy Spiral 1.39 sec behind the pace and Billy Mozette. Steadier clears from William on Billy Hood and Billy Take That took 10th and 13th sandwiching Jane on Cliasira B and Lucy aboard Billy Nala in 11th and 12th.
Julie Slade eased Billy Gogo into third in the 43-strong small tour 1.20m speed, the Billy Mexico 11-year-old finishing 3.68 sec off the pace.
In Gorla Minore, Italy, One extremely frustrating time fault in the 50-strong 1.55m grand prix prevented Keith Shore and Mystic Hurricane from contending the 12-horse decider and the pair finished in 15th place behind two others on one time fault.
An easy clear in the 59-entry 1.35m speed with Djoel put Keith into 18th place nine sec off the pace.
In Arezzo, Italy, Lance Whitehouse eased Grandeur III into eighth in the 44-horse silver 1.35m two-phase, the Baltic VDL eight-year-old finishing 4.90 sec behind the pace. Romilly Simmons was also double clear for 14th on In The Air.
Romilly slotted the Cristallo II/Lord Z seven-year-old Avicii into seventh in the 35-strong bronze 1.25m speed more than eight sec off the pace.
Giorgia Distefano claimed fifth in the silver 1.30m speed with the seven-year-old Dincky Toy Z 6.95 sec adrift of the winning time.
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