Robert Whitaker takes another win in Eschweiler

April 17, 2019

 Robert Whitaker continued with his winning run with Wyoming 19 and 24 hours after their first win in Eschweiler, Germany, the pair again topped the seven-year-old.

Twenty-one contended this 1.35m two-phase but Robert was on form with the Plot Blue/Azarro gelding and eased ahead to win by 1.94 sec.  Felix McCartney steered Free Willy 38 (Flipper D’Elle/Cheerful Z) into third 5.85 sec in arrears and Louise Whitaker was also double clear for fourth on Meriarta (Argento/Indoctro).  One time fault in the second phase put Robert and second ride Vermento into sixth while Jack Whitaker returned clear and four on Fatima to take ninth.  

Joe Clee was 0.78 sec off victory in the gold tour 1.40m grand prix with Lafayette Van Overis.  Thirty of the 46 starters posted first round clears with Joe cruising into second spot on the Kashmir Van Schuttershof eight-year-old.  A much steadier clear gave Christina Gachoud 13th place on Daquar CC 1236 and Max Routledge posted clear and four for 17th on Ebriolita.  

Joe popped Cassy De La Valiere (Diamant De Semilly/Éclair Des Bois) into fifth in the seven-year-old 1.40m two-phase 1.68 sec behind the pace.  Skye Higgin guided Cobalt Du Tillard into 10th and Christina Gachoud was also double clear for 13th on Lopez 39 in the 25-strong class.

Sienna Charles was best Brit in the world ranking diamond tour 1.45m grand prix with Chinta Van Geluut Z.  Thirteen of the 43 starters returned to tackle the jump-off with Sienna and the Chintan/Chin Chin Z 10-year-old taking fifth 2.06 sec behind the winner.  Joe Clee was right behind for sixth on Alzu Ohio while four faults in round two for Harry Charles on Borsato finished in 11th place.  Louise Whitaker picked up one time fault in round one to put Leen OL into 15th place.

Felix McCartney eased Cash (Cornado NRW/Contender) into third in the five-year-old 1.15m with a double clear 0.75 sec off the pace. 

Joanne Whitaker steered the home-bred Argento/Chellano Z seven-year-old Arge into 13th with a double clear in the silver tour 1.25m grand prix more than nine sec off the pace.  Skye Higgin also came home penalty-free to take 15th on Gotcha.

 

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