Amanda Derbyshire narrowly misses out on a New York victory

Amanda Derbyshire secured second place in the Sam Edelman Masters One 1.50m at the Longines Masters of New York.

Ten of the 19 starters accessed the jump-off with Amanda immediately heading the top of the leaderboard as first to go on the Luidam/Abantos mare Luibanta BH with a great round. And there she stayed as riders came and went until last to go Pieter Clemens pulled off a daring inside turn to edge ahead on Caldero and snatch victory by just 0.23 sec.

Amanda had featured in round two in Friday’s New York’s Masters One 1.55m with Luibanta.

Seven of the 26 starters reached the jump-off with Amanda and the 11-year-old in contention, but a rail fell to put the pair into sixth. The USA’s Adrienne Sternlicht claimed her second victory in 24 hours, guiding Toulago into the top spot with just 0.21 sec in hand over fellow American Beezie Madden on Breitling LS.

Amy Inglis jumped two foot-perfect rounds to be in the mix in the world ranking 4* 1.55m grand prix with the home-bred Wishes in St Tropez.

Only seven of the 50 starters posted first round clears to access the jump-off with Amy up there with them. Another super clear on the 11-year-old Guidam/Wellington mare handed Amy fifth spot with the steadiest of the double clears 4.40 sec behind the winner. France’s Guillaume Foutrier took the win on Valdocco Des Caps with a 0.67 sec advantage over Italy’s Piergiorgio Bucci on Deniro in second.

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