Emily Moffitt dominates the Valencia grand prix


Emily Moffitt came to the fore in the master grand prix of Valencia, Spain, taking two of the top three places including victory on Winning Good.

Fifteen of the 44 starters accessed the jump-off with Emily hitting top form, racing into the top spot on the Winningmood/Sir Corland 10-year-old to take victory by 0.23 sec. And she slotted the 14-year-old Conteur stallion Copain Du Perchet CH into third just 0.39 sec in arrears. James Smith was also double clear on the 10-year-old Simply Splendid to take fifth.

James Smith eased For Ever into second in the 24-strong premium 1.20m speed, the nine-year-old Carambole/Ahorn mare 1.41 sec behind the pace. Louise Morley was also clear for eighth on Easy Boy Z.

Laura Renwick had to settle for second place less than a second in arrears of the winning time in the 2* 1.45m grand prix with Dublin V in Oliva Nova, Spain.

Thirty-nine contended this world ranking class with 11 coming forward to the jump-off, Laura and the Vigaro/Calvados 11-year-old finishing 0.72 sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Pedro Veniss on Anaya Ste Hermelle.

Arabella Prior jumped to the top in the bronze 1.20m two-phase with Friso. Thirty-two contended this class with Arabella and the Azteca VDL/Phin Phin nine-year-old taking the win with 1.21 sec to spare.

Sarah Barker posted a double clear in the 23-horse bronze 1.30m two-phase for fifth on Vifdeva, the Toulon/Diamant De Semilly 10-year-old more than five sec behind the pace.

Howard Ephgrave claimed third in the gold 1.40m speed with the Clinton nine-year-old Felton 1.98 sec behind the winner. Jo McGlory was hot on his heels with fourth and sixth on Calimera and Cupid.

Jane Annett slotted Billy Tudor into sixth in the 36-horse gold 1.40m two-phase, the Cevin Z/Andiamo Z eight-year-old finishing two sec behind the pace. Nina Barbour was also double clear on AK’s Culcha Candela for eighth and Abbe Burchmore-Eames returned clear and four to take 11th on Booming Blue Z.

Ellie Burrell-Squibb was one of the quickest in the bronze 1.10m speed but a rail down dropped Zaronda II to seventh spot.

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