Zoe Potter flew into second place in the 2* 1.35m with Wings Z in Lier, Belgium.
Forty-one tackled this speed class with Zoe and the Eurocommerce Washington/Amethist seven-year-old finishing 1.66 sec behind the winning time. Max Routledge guided the Sandro Boy nine-year-old Sandro’s Boy Z into fourth with Alexandra Thornton posting steadier clears for 14th and 18th on Charielle and HHs Figero.
Emily Llewellyn claimed second in the 33-entry seven-year-old speed with Qualyse Be-St Z, the Quasimodo Van De Molendreef/Sandro Boy mare finishing 2.32 sec behind the pace.
Barry Dove eased Chataga Z into second in the five-year-old two-phase 0.52 sec behind the winner. Michael Potter rode My Lady into third while four faults dropped Michael’s second ride Esto De Viscourt to 12th.
Deborah Jackson was one of nine to incur one time fault in round one of the 1.45m to be denied a jump-off chance and took ninth with Cassino. The Netherlands’ Kevin Jochems took the win in the seven-horse decider by 0.71 sec on Famous H.
Emily Llewellyn slotted Denver V into fourth in the 47-horse 1* 1.20m speed. And a steady round in the 61-strong 2* 1.40m speed put Emily and Mr Bullseye into 20th spot 14 sec behind the winner.
Both Joe Clee (Diego Maradonna 111 Z) and Joe Clayton (Luniko) picked up two time faults in the 1.30m speed to take 14th and 16th places.
Alex Gill was in the money in the concluding 2* grand prix in Wierden, The Netherlands, with Goldenstar.
Only nine of the 47 starters reached the jump-off with Alex posting a second clear on the eight-year-old Corland daughter to take sixth place 3.58 sec behind the winner, The Netherlands’ Willem Greve on Gogo.
Remy Ellis steered the seven-year-old Helsinki into fifth in the young horse 1.25/1.30m 3.63 sec behind the pace. James Billington on Harwich VDL and Alex Gill’s Inaico VDL posted steady double clears for 12th and 14th.
Peter Moloney claimed victory in the 1.45m speed with Compelling Z in Weisbaden, Germany.
Thirty-seven contended this 4* class, British-based Irishman Peter and the Chellano Z/Carthago Z 11-year-old holding off all challenges to win with 0.95 sec in hand.
On the Baltica tour in Poland, Jamie Gornall jumped an easy clear on the Cartoon 21 14-year-old Townhead Campus in the 26-strong gold 1.35m table C speed (four sec added for a knock-down) to take sixth place. A rail down added four sec to Charlene Bastone’s time on Miami 19 and dropped them to ninth.
One time fault in the first phase of the gold 1.30m put Charlene down to seventh on Fyberlinus H. And four faults in the 1.45m speed put Charlene and Sanlou into 16th.
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