Trevor Breen almost made it a double in the 2* classes on the first two days at Valkenswaard in The Netherlands.
The Guidam/Akteur 11-year-old Lord Luidam stepped up to the plate in the 1.35m for Trevor. Twenty-two of the 54 starters came forward to the jump-off with Trevor executing all the tight turns to win with 1.57 sec to spare over Belgium’s Jos Verlooy and Kontador VDM. Emma Stoker took seventh on the Kannan eight-year-old Balkana Du Tillard and Tess Carmichael was also double clear for 12th on Berlin’s Kojak.
Trevor claimed second in the initial 1.45m with Serpico. Twenty-four of 58 starters reached the jump-off with Trevor guiding the Ars Vivendi/Adatus Z 11-year-old into the runner-up spot 1.06 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Jeroen Appelen on Grappeloup Van Het Reenhof. Four faults dropped Emma Stoker and Townhead Tallulah V down to 18th.
Scott Brash netted second spot in Monday’s 61-strong seven-year-old 1.35m two-phase with Hello Zachary (Elvis Ter Putte/Lord Z) just 0.23 sec behind the pace. Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet took the win on Melia De Regor. Steadier double clears from Trevor on Donvier and Biba McCaul’s Hero Blue took 17th and 21st.
Emma Stoker had to settle for second place in both Monday’s five and six-year-old classes. The Quaid/Stakkato gelding Q Seven was more than two sec behind the winner for Emma in the six-year-old 1.30m two-phase. Chris Moyce with Brambley Boy and Harrison Hatteea on Ivory also returned penalty-free to take 16th and 17th.
Emma guided Skylandria Z into second in the five-year-old 1.15m two-phase, the Super Trooper De Ness/Indoctro mare finishing 0.55 sec off the pace. Biba eased Jackpot (Vittorio/Ahorn) into seventh just ahead of Chris in eighth on T’Oyster Bay Z (Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve/Clearway) and Emma was also double clear with Chico II for 14th.
Emma steered Milton into third in Tuesday’s seven-year-old 1.35m speed, the Emerald Van’t Ruytershof/Heartbreaker gelding finishing 5.37 sec off the pace. Biba jumped a steadier clear to take 16th on Hillandra.
Emma was also third in Tuesday’s five-year-old 1.15m speed exactly two sec behind the winner on Chico II (Cador/Escudo I). Emily Sage eased Centino Blue TW into sixth with Biba on Jessie LH ninth and a steadier round from Emma on Skylandria Z finished 17th.
Emily finished second in Tuesday’s six-year-old 1.30m speed with the Harley VDL/Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve I Am A Harley 2.86 sec behind the pace. Harrison and Ivory (Harley VDL/Indoctro) claimed seventh in the 54-strong class.
Caroline Breen claimed a double victory with Kilmastulla Douglas and Dokyra Fortuna. In the 1* 1.10m two-phase, Caroline and Dokyra Fortuna galloped into the top spot, the Canturano/Quasimodo Z 11-year-old taking the win by 1.13 sec. Emma Rust jumped into fourth on the Cambio/Nougat six-year-old Nougat Des Sources more than three sec in arrears.
The consistent Kilmastulla Douglas came to the fore in Tuesday’s 1* 1.15m speed, flying into the top place with 3.76 sec in hand. And Caroline also picked up third with Dokyra Fortuna and Emma netted sixth on Nougat Des Sources.
Caroline was a fraction off claiming a hat-trick and had to settle for second in the 1* 1.20m two-phase 0.21 sec behind the winning time on the Ard VDL Douglas 14-year-old Kilmastulla Douglas. Tess Carmichael rode the Van Goh 10-year-old E.Harley into third and John Daker finished sixth with the Heartbreaker 10-year-old Sweet Candy. Camilla Bingham was also double clear in the 65-strong class to take 17th on Cassini II.
Camilla and the Vingino/Heartbreaker 12-year-old Cassini II claimed in Tuesday’s 1.25m speed to take sixth eight sec off the pace. Chloe Winchester guided Don Corleone 111 Z into 10th place.
A double clear in the 2* medium 1.40m two-phase earned Ashlee Harrison and Atout Des Trambles 15th spot five sec off the pace.
Chloe jumped into sixth in Tuesday’s 1* 1.35m speed on Arco D’Obercourt, the Darco/For Pleasure nine-year-old finishing more than six sec behind the winner. John and Sweet Candy claimed ninth with Tess Carmichael and Atlantis PP Z in 12th and Chloe also picked up 13th on Candro Van De Zuuthoeve.
Easy double clears in Monday’s 1* 1.35m two-phase earned Brits lower placings – Tess eased Atlantis PP Z into 10th just ahead of Caroline on Farina and Chloe with Candro Van De Zuuthoeve in 11th and 12th and Emma picked up 17th on Denada.
Ben Talbot claimed victory in Friday’s 29-strong seven-year-old two-phase with Hertogin VI S in Busto Arsizio, Italy. The pair won with 0.77 sec in hand. And they finished ninth in Sunday’s seven-year-old speed three sec off the pace.
Dan Neilson claimed 13th on Carat in the initial six-year-old two-phase more than 12 sec behind the pace. And the pair also finished with a double clear for 13th in the 22-horse jump-off of the following day’s six-year-old.
A steady round in Sunday’s 1.15m speed handed Dan and Lyon 10th place.
Douglas Duffin jumped into fifth in Saturday’s 55-strong 1.35m two-phase with Fan, the Clinton nine-year-old finishing 1.20 sec behind the pace. Dan on Edinburgh and Katie Gygax with Ubie De Givre were also double clear for eighth and 10th.
An easy double clear in Saturday’s 90-entry 1.40m earned Douglas 13th place on Linares BG in an 18-horse decider.
Katie Gygax slotted the 14-year-old Vigo Mail into fifth in Friday’s 1.20/1.25m two-phase 1.55 sec behind the pace. And the pair claimed sixth in Saturday’s 1.30m speed more than four sec off the winning time.
Four faults in the 17-horse jump-off of the small 1.30m grand prix put Richard Jenkinson with Capri Sun and Julie Andrews on Madinah into 13th and 14th.
Easy clears in the Saturday’s 1.20/1.25m speed put Julie on How Easy and Richard with La Force De Tamerville into 15th and 16th. Again, easy double clears were the order of the day in Sunday’s 1.25m speed with Julie (How Easy) and Richard (Cobalt II) taking 16th and 19th.
Clear and four in Friday’s 1.45/1.50m two-phase put Julie Andrews and Ayrton IV into 16th place.
In Mannheim, Germany, Georgia Tame jumped into fourth in the 22-strong 3* young rider academy 1.45m speed, the eight-year-old Coltaire Z mare Z7 Caretina finishing 4.63 sec off the pace. Amy Inglis claimed sixth on Jule Van Den Tinnenpot and Graham Babes was close behind with Glencoe to take seventh.
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