Helen Tredwell stepped Phillip Tuckwell’s home-bred Galtur up to the world ranking 1.50m grand prix in Uggerhalne, Denmark, and claimed second place.
Only six of the 44 starters posted first round clears to access the jump-off with Helen producing one of only two double clears on the Cornet’s Stern/Balou Du Rouet nine-year-old to take the runner-up spot 1.84 sec behind the winner. Italy’s Silvia Bazzani took the win with Jack Daniels Van Het Eetzeveld. Four faults in round one put Max Routledge and Ebriolita in 13th place.
Max claimed third place in the 1.60m grand prix with Balulu, just one time fault marring their two foot-perfect rounds.
Ten of the 40 riders went forward into the jump-off under the 25% rule; five clears joined by two on one time fault and the three fastest four-faulters. Only one double clear was in evidence, Finland’s Juulia Jylas on Finishing Touch Wareslage taking the top spot. Max posted a clear second time out on the Balou Du Rouet/Guidam nine-year-old to jump up the order and take third. Millie Allen also got through to the jump-off but 12 faults dropped Quinu De Pravia to ninth.
Ellen Whitaker topped the 1* grand prix with the 11-year-old Locarno daughter Lavarno in a 12-horse decider, flying into the top spot to win by 0.64 sec.
A steady round in the 37-strong medium 1.45m speed saw Millie pick up one time fault and put Erik into 13th place.
Sadly, Great Britain didn’t make the cut in the 3* Nations Cup, missing out by one place for ninth. Georgia Tame was best Brit on one time fault with Cash Up, Will Fletcher and Persimmon came home on five faults, anchor Ellen Whitaker returned 11 with Jack Van’t Kattenheye and Graham Babes retired Eccosse for the team to total 18 faults in round one, one fault behind Morocco.
Ireland were forced into a jump-off situation with Poland on nine faults apiece, but Jenny Rankin came up trumps with a steady clear round on Bennys Legacy for Ireland to take top spot after the Polish rider Wojciech Wojcianiec on Naccord Melloni came home on four.
Scott Brash was denied victory by a fraction with Hello Shelby in the 5* meeting in Rome. Twenty-four contended the 1.50m accumulator with Scott and the Stolzenberg/For Pleasure 10-year-old Shelby finishing just 0.05 sec behind the winner, Italy’s Michael Cristofoletti on Debalia. Anthony Condon also scored a maximum with Zira V/H Kapelhof Z to take 10th spot.
Four faults in the first round of the 44-strong 5* grand prix of Rome dropped British-based Irishman Peter Moloney on Ornellaia and Ben Maher with Concona down to 15th and 16th. Israel’s Daniel Bluman claimed victory on Ladriano Z with 1.17 sec to spare over Ireland’s Cian O’Connor on Irence Horta.
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