Jamie Wingrove headed a British blitz in the 4* 1.50m in Samorin, Slovakia, winning with the scopey stallion Happydam.
Fifty-nine initially contended this class but a tough track realised only six clears to go forward to the jump-off with Jamie smoothly guiding the Quidam De Ravel 12-year-old into the top spot by 0.33 sec. Max Routledge eased Sarah Williams’ Balou Du Rouet nine-year-old Balulu into second and Jack Whitaker provided the steadiest of the double clears for fourth on Elucar VE. Eight faults in the jump-off dropped Lance Whitehouse and Vik II to sixth.
Max guided the 10-year-old Ebriolita into 12th in the 44-horse 2* 1.45m speed more than seven sec off the pace.
Graham Babes slotted Glencoe into third in the 64-horse 2* 1.40m, the Chellthago Z eight-year-old 0.99 sec behind the winner in the 16-strong jump-off. Chad Fellows jumped an initial clear but elected to withdraw from round two and took 16th on Eindhoven GH.
Jack Whitaker steered Scenletha into 12th in the 25-horse 4* 1.40m speed with a steady clear and Joe Clayton was right behind for 13th on Carreau of Greenhill Z. Jack also picked up eighth in the six-year-old 1.30m on Finoporto, eight faults in the jump-off dropping them down the order.
Olivia Skinner claimed sixth on Harov in the 35-entry 1* 1.30m two-phase more than six sec off the pace. Four faults in the second phase put Giorgia Distefano and Dincky Toy Z into 13th.
A steady double clear in the 1* 1.15m two-phase put Kate Whitehead and the seven-year-old HSE Grand Slam into 16th.
Winners 24 hours earlier, Georgia Tame and Clintofino had to settle for second in the 2* silver tour 1.40m in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands.
Sixty-six started in this two-phase class with Georgia and the Clinton I/Corofino I 10-year-old just one tenth of a sec behind the winner. Olli Fletcher was also double clear on Disckoboy DN for eighth.
Olli claimed seventh in the world ranking 2* gold tour 1.45m with Temple Rebus. The 12-year-old finishing 3.64 sec off the pace in the 18-horse decider. Four faults dropped Alex Gill and Fyenda P to 15th.
Alex finished third in the 98-strong 2* bronze tour 1.35m two-phase on the Lux/Indoctro eight-year-old Gutascha 0.69 sec off the pace. Georgia Tame rode Harvey into eighth with Will Fletcher and Everytime Anywhere B in ninth.
James Billington posted the steadiest of the clears in the five-year-old 1.15m to take 16th on Jucatan.
At Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium, John Daker finished fifth in the 62-strong 1* 1.30m two-phase with Sweet Candy, the Heartbreaker 10-year-old 0.93 sec off the pace. Romilly Simmons also returned a double clear to take 17th on In The Air.
Ashlee Harrison claimed second in the 1* 1.25m two-phase on the 12-year-old mare Toupie Du Quesnoy 1.01 sec behind the winner. Laura Robinson also came home penalty-free on Bagghera for sixth in the 37-strong class.
Mischa Irving guided Halvador (Bugatti VDL/Lennard) into fifth in the 46-strong seven-year-old 1.35m two-phase 3.48 sec off the pace. Biba McCaul was also double clear for eighth on Hillandra.
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