Claudia Moore is denied a win by just half a second


Claudia Moore was the sole Brit in the pony 1.25/1.30m final and slotted Elando Van De Roshoeve into second.

Eleven participated in the jump-off with Claudia and the 15-year-old Elando just half a sec off the pace to take second place.

Holly Truelove had to settle for second in the pony 1.15/1.20m with Dark Spirit VD Kruishoeve 1.03 sec behind the pace. Claudia eased Shamrock Du Gite into third in the 13-strong jump-off.

A double winner earlier in the week, India Piper-Daswell rode Amelia into fifth in the 33-strong pony 1.10m speed 2.53 sec behind the winner.

Bekki Gillespie jumped clear in the 21-strong under 25 1.35/1.40m speed to take eighth on Cactus De Cosniere 17 sec off the pace.

Myrtle Hallion jumped clear in the 60cm to take fourth on Bigwig Billy Boy nine sec off the pace.

Georgia Tame eased Z7 Caretina into sixth in the 2* 1.45m grand prix in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands.

Twelve of the 52 starters reached the jump-off with Georgia posting another clear on the eight-year-old Coltaire Z daughter to finish 2.26 sec off the pace. Four faults in round one put Alex Gill and Fyenda P into 16th.

Alex returned the fastest time of the class in the 2* 1.35m bronze final but a rail down in the 12-horse decider put the Lux eight-year-old Gutascha into sixth.

A double clear in the 50-entry 1* 1.30/1.35m grand prix earned Sally Hopkinson 13th place on Happy Solier.

At Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium, John Daker claimed eighth in the 59-horse world ranking 2* 1.45m grand prix with Credit Card, the Heartbreaker/Zapateado 12-year-old finishing 5.76 sec behind the winner, Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum on La Caramba in the 13-strong decider.

Four faults in the 45-horse 1* 1.35m grand prix denied John a jump-off chance and he took 12th on Sweet Candy. Anja Moret (Levista 6), Laura Robinson (Bagghera) and Romilly Simmons (In The Air) also made one mistake each for 14th, 17th and 19th places.

Romilly rode the Cristallo II seven-year-old Avicii into fifth in the 42-strong 1* 1.15m speed almost 10 sec off the pace.

A steady double clear in the five and six-year-old put Biba McCaul and the five-year-old Vittorio stallion Jackpot into 14th. Biba was also 14th in the 44-entry seven-year-old 1.35m with clear and four on Hillandra.

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