Trevor Breen takes second in the Valkenswaard 2* grand prix

Trevor Breen’s run of good form continued on the final day of week one at Valkenswaard in The Netherlands and the British-based Irishman claimed second in the 2* 1.45m grand prix with Serpico.

Twenty of the 62 starters accessed the jump-off with Trevor slotting the Ars Vivendi/Aldatus Z 11-year-old into the runner-up spot 1.16 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Jeroen Appelen on Grappeloup Van Het Reenhof.  Scott Brash was also double clear to take fifth on the Krake ASK 12-year-old Hello M’Lord. 

 Chloe Winchester claimed two of the top four places in the 1* 1.25m, winning with Don Corleone 111 Z.  Thirteen of the 34 starters contended the jump-off with Chloe and the Der Senaat 111/Ideal De La Loge eight-year-old taking victory by 0.32 sec.  And Chloe slotted the Darco nine-year-old Arco D’Obercourt into fourth 0.99 sec in arrears.

Emma Stoker was in the money throughout the day on the Townhead team of horses.  She finished seventh in the 2* 1.40m speed with Cool Cash, the Cadensky eight-year-old just over four sec off the pace.  And the eight-year-old Kannan daughter Balkana Du Tillard stepped into fifth for Emma in the 2* 1.35m speed 4.79 sec behind the winner.

Emma also gained results in all three of the age classes.  She Skylandria Z (Super Trooper De Ness/Indoctro) into third in the five-year-old speed 2.35 sec behind the pace.  Emma also claimed seventh on Chico II with Chris Moyce eighth aboard T’Oyster Bay Z and Biba McCaul was also clear for 13th on Jessie LH.

Emma took fifth in the 19-horse jump-off of the six-year-old 1.30m with Q Seven, the Quaid/Stakkato gelding finishing 2.30 sec off the pace.  And Happynes (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek/Cicero Z Van Paemel) was double clear in the seven-year-old 29-horse decider for eighth 1.64 sec behind the winner.  Chris jumped a steady double clear for 18th place on Golden Eye.

Tess Carmichael claimed victory in the 1* 1.15m with E.Harley, winning by just 0.13 sec in the 10-horse jump-off.  Caroline Breen finished 10th on Kilmastulla Douglas.

Four faults in the 19-strong jump-off of the 1* 1.35/1.40m small grand prix dropped Camilla Bingham and Feliano B down to 16th.  Caroline came home on eight with Farina to take 18th.


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