Hannah Berryman was less than a second off victory in the five-year-old 1.15m on HG’s Joy at Magna Racino in Austria.
Thirteen contended this speed class with Hannah and the Billy Congo/Holland mare – in equal first with five others the previous day – crossing the line 0.90 sec behind the winner. Mackenzie Ray slotted the Peppermill daughter OS Chateau Pape Clement into fifth with Jack Stirling providing the steadiest of the clears on the OBOS Quality mare OS Le Corton Grand for sixth.
Eoin Gallagher claimed third in the seven-year-old 1.35m speed with the Elvis Ter Putte sired Milando with an easy clear 7.67 sec behind the winner.
Karl Robins was best Brit in the 53-horse diamond 1.45m speed with ninth place on Stapleton Mist, the Cascane 14-year-old finishing more than six sec behind the pace.
A steady clear in the 55-strong silver 1.30m speed put Ashley Ray and Care For into 13th place more than nine sec off the pace.
Mackenzie also picked up 13th in the 81-entry gold 1.35m two-phase on Valse De Boguin five sec behind the winner.
Steady clears in Wednesday’s six-year-old put the Oakingham Stud horses into the lower places. Shane O’Meara took 11th and 15th on Oakingham Kia The Door and Oakingham Escudo while Mackenzie finished 14th and 16th with Oakingham Sterling and Oakingham Lira.
Mackenzie on Oakingham Sterling and Shane with Oakingham Kia The Door maintained their consistency with clears in Thursday’s six-year-old 1.25m speed for 11th and 12th 11 sec off the pace.
Robert Whitaker guided Javas Wild Child into third in the 3* 1.45m on day one in Le Touquet, France.
Seventy-three contended this speed class with Robert and the Ard VDL Douglas/Clover Hill 15-year-old – the usual ride of Jessie Drea – cruising into third 3.78 sec off the pace. A steadier clear earned Trevor Breen and Escapade H 15th spot.
Laura Renwick eased Sharon Whiteway’s Novita Jovial Z into fifth in the 3* 1.35m speed, the Nabab De Reve/Carthago Z eight-year-old mare finishing 1.07 sec behind the winner.
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