Paul Bevan is best Brit in Sancourt


Paul Bevan was best Brit in the feature 2* grand prix to conclude the four-day meeting in Sancourt, France, with the scopey Deangelo II.

Sixty-one originally contended this 1.45m track with 12 providing initial clears to return for the jump-off. And Paul and the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Kashmir Van Schuttershof 11-year-old he has produced for the past five years chased all the way but had to settle for third 0.96 sec behind the pace.

France’s Alexander Francart took the win on Appolon Bleu. Steven Franks was also double clear with the Billy Congo 13-year-old Brutus III and finished sixth.

Robert Whitaker claimed third in the diamond tour 1.45m on Javas Wild Child at the Eschweiler 3* Masters in Germany.

Fifty-eight contended this world ranking two-phase class with Robert guiding the Ard VDL Douglas/Clover Hill 15-year-old into third 0.47 sec behind the winner, France’s Alexa Ferrer on A Vie Du Calvaire.

William Whitaker made a quick return to Germany from the Global Champions tour in Miami to take sixth with the Clearway/Silvester 10-year-old RMF Charly. Four faults in the second phase put Sienna Charles and Chinta Van Geluut Z into 18th.

William was also in the 1.45m table C speed with RMF Hortensia and RMF Bella Baloubet, taking 11th and 13th. Douglas Duffin finished 15th on Fan and Sienna took 16th with Controe.

James Whitaker jumped into third in Saturday’s diamond tour 3* 1.40m on Lammy Beach. Seventy competitors contended this speed class with James and the Beach Ball 11-year-old finishing 3.39 sec behind the winner. Robert Whitaker rode Cash Sent into seventh with Skye Higgin 13th on Typie Du Tillard and Harry Charles picked up one time fault on Chicago’s Boy for 20th.

James eased Papillon into ninth in silver 1.20m speed, the eight-year-old Perigueux/Metternich mare finishing 4.33 sec behind the pace. Douglas was also clear for 17th on La Force De Tamerville.

An easy clear in Saturday’s 1* 1.35m put James in 15th on the Didi 11-year-old Come Back Didi Des 4 ES seven sec behind the pace.

Skye claimed fourth in the six-year-old 1.30m speed on Faraway Del Colle, the Corofino/Carthago mare almost two sec off the pace. Felix McCartney guided Free Willy 38 (Flipper D’Elle/Cheerful Z) into sixth closely followed by Jack Whitaker in seventh on Fatima. Four faults dropped Robert Whitaker and Wyoming 19 down to 14th.

Skye jumped an easy clear in the seven-year-old 1.35m speed for 12th on Gotcha (Full Monty/Corland) nine sec behind the pace.

Jamie Wingrove netted fourth in the five-year-old 1.15m speed with Giannino Billy Um Bongo/Giovanni) almost nine sec behind the winner.

And Skye finished ninth in Saturday’s ladies 1.30m speed seven sec behind the winner on the eight-year-old Brooklyn De Larquey.

Amy Inglis posted a double clear to take fifth in the 2* 1.45m grand prix in St Tropez on Every Way. Ten of the 50 starters reached the jump-off in this world ranking class with Amy again coming home penalty-free on the Upsilon Van De Heffinck/Beach Boy 15-year-old mare to finish 0.84 sec behind the winner, France’s Fanny Skalli on Anthemis Du Fresne.

Four faults in round one of the 4* grand prix dropped Ellen Whitaker out of contention and she finished 23rd on Jack Van’t Kattenheye. France’s Pagtrice Delaveau on Aquila HDC topped the 15-strong jump-off with 0.26 sec in hand over Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Flair.

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