Georgia Tame scored a handsome double victory at Pyecombe’s first four-day show of the year, including the top-billed 1.45m with Z7 Caretina.
Eleven of the 14 starters posted first round clears over Keith Bristow’s 11-fence track with Georgia flying ahead on the Coltaire Z/Caretino eight-year-old Z7 Caretina to win by an impressive 5.65 sec. Four provided double clears with Ben Walker slotting Emma Ziff’s Zirko Ni Um Z into second ahead of Phillip Miller with Darona in third and fourth-placed Helen Witchell and Irmani D’09.
Georgia also claimed the preceding 1.30m with Z7 Canya Dance. Forty-two contended this single-phase class with Georgia again forging ahead to win by 0.69 sec, on this occasion riding the Canya Makan/Cavalier Royale eight-year-old. Amy Carnet guided Banderas into second ahead of Ben on Titan II in third. Sally Goding took fourth on Amy II and Alice Watson netted fifth with Fiasco TH.
Georgia’s boss Shane Breen was also in the frame at this popular show, taking a one-two in Saturday’s 1.30m. Thirty-nine tackled the two-phase track over a total of 14 fences with Shane filling the top two places, winning aboard the German-bred Sanvaro/Baloubet Du Rouet 11-year-old mare Quintella and slotting the seven-year-old Hollywood VI (Ukato/Warrant) into second, just 0.18 sec separating the two. Amy and Banderas settled for third with Nicole Pavitt in fourth on Victor Blue and Trevor Breen finished fifth on Lord Luidam.
Georgia and Shane were in contention for Friday’s 1.40m but Alice Watson found a shorter route to claim victory on Billy Lemon. A total of 26 competitors contended this two-phase class with Alice jumping ahead on the 14-year-old Cevin Z/Andretti mare to take the win by 0.53 sec. Georgia and Z7 Canya Dance were nearest rivals for second followed closely by Shane and Clintofino II in third. William Funnell rode Billy Angelette into fourth with Sally Goding filling fifth spot on Corbeagh Luxor.
William topped Friday’s hotly-contended 60-strong 1.30m single-phase, flying into the top spot with 0.34 sec in hand on the Billy Mexico/Vechta eight-year-old Billy Kodak. Tony Pearson rode Berlin I into second with Shane in third on Kondy and William also picked up fourth aboard Billy Kat.
Maisie Drea (pictured on Caro Z III) jumped to the top in Saturday’s 18-strong 1.40m speed with Okehurst Abbervail, the Cordoba VDL/Chair Lift 12-year-old claiming a 2.57 sec advantage. Ben again had to settle for second, this time with Warriors Crème and Josh Hutchins finished third with Billy Ring. Nicole eased Xena 16 into fourth just ahead of Morgan Shirley in fifth place on Mr MacVicar.
Maisie notched up a double with a win in Saturday’s newcomers on Caro Z III, the six-year-old Clintissimo Z mare taking the top spot by 0.93 sec over Alex Hempleman’s Ica D’Emma Z. Josh Hutchins netted the next three places with Coolnamona, Billy Coastline – also winner of Friday’s discovery – and Billy McDermit in third, fourth and fifth.
Ben Dalton returned triumphant in the initial 1.40m with Silver Wave. Sixteen contended this single-phase class with Ben and the Der Senaat 111/Cash 11-year-old winning with a little over two sec in hand. Sally and Corbeagh Luxor claimed second with Shane on Clyde VA in third ahead of Miles O’Donnell in fourth on Connection II.
Hayley Webster emerged victorious in day one’s 1.30m single phase, holding off the challenges of her 49 rivals to win by 0.61 sec on the Converter 12-year-old LK Rocky. Georgia had to settle for second on this occasion with Coquette Chapotiere with Maisie third on Okehurst Abbervail and Morgan fourth aboard Mr MacVicar.
Hayley also topped Thursday’s 1.20m on the 16-year-old Trevoulter Lady Utah (Utah Van Erpekom/Novilheiro) by half a sec over Maisie on Kinkeen Diamond.
Ciaran Flynn was a double winner with Brendon Stud’s horses. He filled the top two places in the final day’s discovery, winning on Rash Rock N Roll – a five-year-old Caretino Glory daughter out of Phillip Miller’s top ride, the Unbelievable Darco mare Unbelievable Lady – and taking second aboard Hayley-Fiona Simpson’s El Thuder seven-year-old Royale Thuder, more than three sec separating the two. Luke Thompson was also double clear on Brendon Stud’s Don VHP Z/Hamilton five-year-old Sussex Don for third.
Ciaran also topped day one’s Foxhunter on the seven-year-old Zambesi/Celano mare Heartbreaker Dream, with 0.94 sec to spare over Nicole Pavitt on Idanibur W while Morgan Shirley claimed third on another from Brendon Stud, Twistaire Pleasure.
Izak Ketteridge was another winner for Brendon Stud, guiding the coloured Warrior/Samson Esquire 10-year-old Lady Warrior into a 0.22 sec win in the initial day’s 1.10m over Hannah Tiley on Capistelle JX. And Izak topped Friday’s 1m on the 12-year-old Numero Uno/Lux mare Luxury Number, pushing Hannah’s Dun Over into second by 1.63 sec.
Hannah claimed a double win. She headed Saturday’s 1m two-phase with the Kingstown Cavalier 12-year-old Dun Over by more than four sec over second-placed Jade Gerken on Ayrton II.
Hannah landed Friday’s 90cm on the coloured 13-year-old Mojave with a 0.84 sec advantage over Tracey Cottrell’s 14-year-old Give Me Remus daughter Renkum Graziana – winner of the 90cm on Thursday and Friday. Tony Pearson also added to Tracey’s tally with an impressive five sec win on her Manhattan 14-year-old Amadeus M in Friday’s 1.10m.
Megan White was another double winner, taking both Scope 95cm by almost two sec and the 1m with more than three sec to spare on the final day with the 16-year-old mare Waydeste.
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