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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