Harry Charles was the sole Brit in the jump-off of the 5* 1.50m on the Longines Global Chamions tour in Monaco with Borsato but four faults dropped them down the order.
Thirty-six originally came forward with just eight surviving round one to access the jump-off, Harry and the Contendro I/Nijinsky 13-year-old tapping out one rail to drop to seventh. Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs claimed the win on The Sinner with a 0.62 sec advantage over Sweden’s Henrik von Eckermann and Best Boy 2.
Tess Carmichael on Atlantis PP Z teamed up with Germany’s Marcus Ehning riding Tess’ Bangle SR to form the Tennor tean and provided penalty-free rounds in the pro-am to finish fifth. Laura Kraut and Inigo Lopez as the Monaco Aces were the winners.
Four faults in the 2* 1.15m speed dropped Flossy Polland and Southbound down to seventh place.
Laura Renwick eased MHS Washington into fourth in the 2* 1.40m in St Tropez, France.
Seventy-seven contended this two-phase class with Laura and the OBOS Quality/Cavalier Royale 11-year-old mare finishing 0.81 sec behind the pace.
Laura was dogged by four faults in the 4* classes. One mistake dropped Laura and Gangsters Paradise down to 12th in the 1.45m speed. And four faults in round one of the world ranking 1.50m put Laura and Dublin down to 19th. Fifteen of the 47 starters accessed the jump-off, won by France’s Pierre Marie Friant on Urdy D’Astree.
Michael Whitaker claimed a place in the 5* 1.50m to conclude the evening in Knokke, Belgium, on the inexperienced For Fun.
Ten of the 46 starters jumped initial clears although three withdrew from the jump-off to see seven come forward in round two. Michael finished on four faults second time out on Emma Riordan’s Carosso VDL/Andiamo nine-year-old mare to drop into sixth place.
Amanda Derbyshire claimed second in the 3* 1.45m with Cornwall BH. Nineteen of the 62 starters claimed a place in the jump-off with Amanda speeding into the runner-up spot on the Con Air/Cambridge 11-year-old, finishing 1.10 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Darragh Kenny on Sweet Tricia.
Jess Mendoza jumped into third in the 2* 1.45m with Dublin. Ten of the 57 starters reached the jump-off with Jess and the Cobra 18/Calido I 12-year-old finishing 2.05 sec behind the winner. Joe Clayton guided Franka Trichta into fifth with the steadiest of the double clears and Kayleigh Watts returned on clear and four with Ninkie De Vy Z to take seventh.
British-based Irishman Peter Moloney guided Compelling Z into seventh in the 5* 1.45m two-phase, the Chellano Z/Carthago Z nine-year-old finishing 2.03 sec behind the pace. Michael Whitaker on Valmy De La Lande and Amanda’s Roulette BH both retuned double clears for 11th and 15th.
Michael picked up ninth in the 5* 1.30m speed with an easy clear on Freud Del Cabanon Cavalier – Pro.
Emma Stoker headed the six-year-old 1.25m speed, holding off the challenges from 29 rivals to win by 1.80 sec on Q Seven (Quaid/Stakkato). A steadier clear from Joe Clee on Ballinalard earned seventh place.
Emma slotted Happynes into third in the 51-horse seven-year-old 1.35m speed 1.05 sec behind the pace. Joe Clee rode Cassy De La Valiere into fifth, Anna Wilks finished 14th on Mijnheer Van De Lentamel and Emma was also clear on Milton for 20th spot.
Ellie Hall-McAteer topped the 44-strong 1* 1.30m speed with Unex Arantos, galloping ahead on the Concorde/Hamlet 14-year-old to win by 0.37 sec. Kayleigh jumped the steadiest of the clears to take 14th on Melvin VD Bisschop.
Ellie finished fifth in the 40-strong 1* 1.20m two-phase with the Heartbreaker 14-year-old Unex Handyman 1.50 sec off the pace.
And four faults dropped Kayleigh and Kilbarron Rue down to 12th in the 32-strong 2* 1.35m speed.
An easy clear in the 3* 1.35m speed earned Jodie Hall-McAteer and the Mr Visto 10-year-old Fantom 10th spot while Jack Whitaker picked up 13th on Elucar VE.
Chloe Winchester guided the Cadensky eight-year-old Cava into fifth in the 2* 1.30m speed more than seven sec off the pace.
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