Guy Williams had to settle for second in the 3* 1.45m by a fraction in Mons Ghlin, Belgium, with Cicero II.
Sixty-nine contended this two-phase class with Guy easing the 12-year-old Cicero into the runner-up spot just 0.28 sec behind the winner, Canada’s Kyle Timm and Double T.
Amy Inglis featured in the 3* grand prix with Wishes in Knokke, Belgium.
She was one of 13 to jump clear in the 56-strong 1.55m class but four faults in the jump-off dropped the 11-year-old Guidam/Wellington mare down to 11th place.
Isabel Saywell scored a win in the 1* 1.10m with Courage. Twenty-two provided first round clears from the 39 starters but Isabel outpaced them all on the Ukato/Numero Uno 12-year-old mare to win by 0.75 sec. Stacey Willsone was 3.50 sec in arrears for fourth on the Casall 10-year-old Cirrus and four faults dropped Ellie Burrell-Squibb and Zaronda II down to 16th.
A big entry of 83 contended the 1* grand prix over a tough 1.30m track and only six reached the jump-off. Jess Mendoza was one of the elite on the scopey seven-year-old I-Cap CI Z (I’m Special De Muze/Air Jordan) but four faults put them into fifth. Two time faults in the first round denied Jane Annett a jump-off chance and the six-year-old Impala finished ninth.
Joe Clee was a fraction off winning the 61-strong six-year-old 1.30m with Ballinalard, finishing 0.45 sec behind the pace in the 32-horse jump-off for second. James Fisher took sixth on Ivanta with a double clear.
Emma Stoker accessed the jump-off of the 45-strong seven-year-old 1.40m but eight faults in the 10-strong second round dropped Happynes to 10th.
Emma picked up third in the 23-strong five-year-old 1.15m with a double clear in the eight-horse decider on Skylandria Z (Super Trooper De Ness/Indoctro) just 0.26 sec behind the winner. Deborah Jackson returned on one time fault in round one to finish ninth with RR Vitaly.
Sam Hutton rode the nine-year-old Centuria 7 into sixth in the 44-entry 2* 1.35/1.40m two-phase 4.86 sec off the pace.
Brits were dogged by four faults in the 36-entry 2* 1.45m and only three round one clears were realised – Belgium’s Evelyne Blaton taking the win with the only double clear on Falousha Van T Vlasmeer. Jess Dimmock finished seventh on Primo Bella Swan with Emma (Balkana Du Tillard) and Joe Clee (Ekita) also made one mistake for 13th and 14th.
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