David Simpson eased Jenson 55 into third in the 4* 1.45m speed in Crans Montana, Switzerland.
Sixty contended this class with British-based Irishman David piloting the Verdi TN/Padinus 11-year-old to finish 2.35 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Marc Bettinger on Aston Des Etisses. Fellow British-based Irishman Billy Twomey steered Chat Botte Ed into ninth and Harriet Nuttall was also clear on Galway Bay Jed to take 11th.
Harriet guided Carla X into second in the 4* 1.40m speed, the Capriol eight-year-old finishing 1.87 sec behind the winner, Saudi Arabia’s Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty on Desert Storm II. A steady clear from Billy and Gentleman claimed 15th spot in the 78-horse class.
Robert Whitaker claimed third in the 27-strong young horse six/seven-year-old 1.25/1.30m speed with Wyoming 4.43 sec off the pace.
Jake Saywell claimed third in the 2* 1.35m with Galaxcy in Knokke, Belgium.
Sixty-seven contended this hot, competitive two-phase class with Jake and the Cedric/Rolls Royce eight-year-old finishing 0.46 sec behind the winning time. Jay Buxton took eighth on High Offley Arturos Catch and Jess Dimmock also posted a double clear for 10th on Billy Fleance.
Jay jumped into fifth in the 2* 1.40m two-phase with Flora By Gucci. The 96 competitors in this class were split equally into two sections due to the large entry and in section B Jay and the nine-year-old mare finished 2.50 sec behind the winner. Steady double clears from Scarlett Charles (Lordanos Junior) and Charlene Bastone (Sanlou) for 18th and 19th.
Emma Stoker eased Balkana Du Tillard into ninth in the 48-horse 1.40m section A 1.90 sec behind the pace. Jess Dimmock was right behind for 10th on Primo Bella Swan with Jane Annett in 16th on Billy Tudor and Harry Charles posted the steadiest of the double clears for 20th on Vivaldi Du Dom.
Emma claimed fourth in the 44-entry six-year-old 1.25m speed with Q Seven (Quaid/Stakkato) finishing two sec off the pace. A steady round from Jay and No Fear Van Jonckhoeve earned 17th place.
Jess jumped an easy double clear on Cybel II to take 16th place in the 55-strong 3* 1.35m two-phase.
Lyndsay Scatterty guided Gelesta into 12th in the 59-horse 2* 1.30m two-phase almost three sec off the pace. Richard Jenkinson also returned a clean sheet to take 21st on Capri Sun.
Lyndsay rode Devonte into 13th in the 45-strong 1* 1.25m section A speed eight sec off the winning time. Richard was also clear for 15th on Cobalt II. Isabel Saywell finished 14th in the 46-horse 1.25m section B with Con Chilli more than 13 sec off the pace.
Trevor Breen claimed second in the 2* 1.30m on Lord Luidam to get day one on Chantilly, France, off to a good start.
A big entry of 72 tackled this two-phase class with British-based Irishman Trevor holding the lead at one stage, but the Guidam/Akteur 11-year-old Lord Luidam relegated to the runner-up spot by just 0.05 sec by France’s Alexis Lheureux on Abelia De Pleville. Sarah Barker jumped a steadier double clear for 15th on Vifdeva.
Jess Mendoza jumped Dollar Girl into fourth in the 2* 1.40m. Ninety-two tackled this class with 20 posting first round clears to access the jump-off, Jess and the Dollar Du Murier/Escudo I 10-year-old finishing 2.18 sec behind the winner. Jemma Kirk was just 0.04 sec in arrears for fourth on the French-bred 15-year-old Quelisto and Paul Bevan guided Deangelo II into ninth. Trevor jumped an initial clear but withdrew from round two to finish 19th on Escapade H.
Michael Potter jumped an easy double clear on Haya Loma N (Emerald Van’t Ruytershof/Lupicor) in the seven-year-old in Bonheiden, Belgium.
The pair didn’t look like touching a fence over in 1.30m two-phase to take eighth more than 10 sec behind the pace. Mischa Irving guided Hayco G into 16th on a double clear and took 20th with Halvador on clear and four.
Charlotte Hayes rode the Caretino Gold mare Showstoppers Electric Blue into third in the five-year-old 1.10m two-phase 0.57 sec off the pace. Michael Potter was also double clear for ninth on Esto De Viscourt and four faults in the second phase dropped his wife Zoe and Jolo Van’t Veller to 15th.
Maggie Dunkley eased Ivonneke Chaude into 10th in the 1* 1.20m two-phase more than four sec off the pace. Scarlette Norman was also double clear for 14th on Merci De Gelivaux.
Easy rounds in the 32-horse 1.05m two-phase handed Tamarin Christie and King Kannan Z 12th place 13 sec off the pace. Sofia Masserella Coope came home on four faults to take 20th on Murphy Hof Ter Zeedycke.
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