Scott Brash jumped into third in the big class of day one of week two in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, with Hello M’Lord.
Twenty-seven of the 57 starters jumped round one clears to access the jump-off of the 2* 1.45m with Scott and the Krake ASK/Crelido 12-year-old finishing exactly one second behind the winning time. The Philippaerts brothers dominated, Nicola winning on Katanga V/H Dingeshof and Olivier finishing second on Zayado just 0.05 sec in front of Scott. John Daker was also double clear on Credit Card for eighth spot.
Scott also gave Hello Sanctos a run out in the 1* 1.35m two-phase to finish on two time faults in the second phase for 25th place.
Pippa Goddard netted second in the 48-horse six-year-old 1.30m two-phase with Nero Van De Kwade Heyde (Echo Van’t Spieveld/Lux Z) 0.43 sec behind the winner. Four faults in the second phase dropped Emma Stoker and Q Seven down to 15th.
Trevor Breen guided Lord Luidam into fifth in the 2* 1.35m two-phase, the Guidam 11-year-old finishing 2.21 sec off the pace. Emma claimed 11th on Balkana Du Tillard and William Whitaker was also double clear in the 73-strong class for 18th on RMF Bella Baloubet.
Emma finished fifth in the 64-horse seven-year-old 1.35m two-phase with the Eldorado Van De Zeshoek/Cicero Z Van Paelmel mare Happyness 2.56 sec behind the winner. Danielle Dickson was also double clear for 20th on Samarai CS.
Chris Moyce jumped into fourth place in the five-year-old 1.15m two-phase with T’Oyster Bay Z (Thunder Van De Zuutheove/Clearway) 1.53 sec behind the pace. Emma was right behind for fifth on Chico II and took seventh with Carisma II while Emily Sage (Centino TW) and Pippa (Calisey TW) picked up one time fault apiece for 10th and 14th.
William guided the Heartbeat 10-year-old RMF Hortensia into ninth in the 67-entry medium 1.40m two-phase five sec behind the winner, The USA’s Laura Kraut on the nine-year-old Cleopatra.
Brits filled three of the top four places in the 31-strong 1* 1.10m two-phase, Harry Bateman flying into the top spot on Belladonna V with 0.57 sec in hand over Caroline Breen and Dokyra Fortuna. Emma Rust claimed fourth on KEC Kwosity with Natasha Dunsdon in eighth on Captain EW and Chloe Winchester was also double clear for 13th on Neon VD Bisschop.
William Rekert slotted Hot Bluebird into second in the 1* 1.20m, the seven-year-old Hot Blue/Heartbreaker mare finishing 2.79 sec behind the winner. Claire Beecroft was a fraction slower for third on Vanda Cartier with Lucy Wood seventh on Heerdelon and Caroline netted 13th with an easy double clear aboard Kilmastulla Douglas.
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