Laura Renwick slotted Arkuga into fourth in day one’s 1.45m at the Longines Masters of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Eighty-four contended this 5* speed class with Laura and the home-bred Arko/Heartbreaker eight-year-old finishing 3.59 sec behind the winner, Italy’s Emanuele Gaudiano on Carlotta.
In Knokke, Belgium, Sam Hutton guided Electric Z into second in the 49-horse 2* 1.35m two-phase, the Erco Van’t Roosakker/Querlybet Hero 11-year-old finishing 1.22 sec behind the pace. Joe Clayton picked up one time fault to take 19th on Franka Trichta.
Nissi Ladell continued with her winning ways. A winner 24 hours earlier, Nissi eased the 14-year-old Furore daughter Ayonie into o the top spot of the 67-strong 1* 1.25m speed with 2.61 sec to spare. Anna Wilks claimed seventh on Hocus Pocus and Jess Mendoza was also clear on I-Cap CI Z for 17th place.
Emma Stoker steered Balkana Du Tillard into sixth in the 72-entry 2* 1.40m two-phase, the Kannan eight-year-old 2.46 sec off the pace. Sam Hutton picked up 13th on Aramis 573 and Anna claimed 17th with Undicci.
And Emma claimed second in the 35-entry six-year-old 1.25m speed with Q Seven (Quaid/Stakkato) 0.42 sec behind the winner. Jane Annett guided Iwalinde into fourth and steadier clears from Jane on second ride Impala and Joe’s Charismo Z finished 16th and 19th.
Joe jumped into eighth with Baldur 75 in the 51-horse 3* 1.45m two-phase 4.37 sec behind the pace.
An easy double clear in the 57-strong 3* 1.35m two-phase earned Jane Annett 14th place on the Cevin Z eight-year-old Billy Tudor.
Alex Gill claimed two of the top four places in the under 35 1.40m at the Youth International meeting in Peelbergen in Kronenberg, The Netherlands.
Only eight contended this class with five reaching the jump-off, Alex taking third and fourth on Fyenda P and Goldenstar with four and eight faults.
Maja Burnell jumped into 11th in the 37-horse under 25 1.25m two-phase with a double clear on the nine-year-old Carlosspri more than four sec off the pace. And Maja finished 13th in the under 25 1.35m two-phase with clear and four on Caluna Z.
In Geesteren, The Netherlands, Chris Frazer on Quisandro and Billy Twomey with Chat Botte Z jumped initial clears in the 1.50m but withdrew their horses to save them for another day and finished equal seventh. Brazil’s Marlon Modolo Zanotelli topped the six-horse decider on J-Figyelem.
A steady double clear in the 2* 1.40m two-phase handed Billy and Gentleman 17th place.
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