Guy Williams is narrowly denied a win in Deauville

Guy Williams was in the frame in the 3* 1.50m in Deauville, France, with the ultra-consistent Rouge De Ravel but had to settle for second behind speedy Frenchman Julien Epaillard.

Only 14 of the 80 starters came forward to the jump-off with Guy and the Ultimo Van Ter Moude 14-year-old stallion Rouge slotting into the runner-up spot 0.92 sec behind the winner, Julien on Alibi De La Roque.  Four faults dropped Joe Clayton and Baldur down to 10th place.

Guy guided Mr Blue Sky UK into seventh in the 3* 1.40m speed 3.56 sec off the pace in Deauville, France.  A steadier clear from Skye Higgin on Brooklyn De Larquey earned 20th spot in the mammoth 114-strong class.

Guy’s daughter Maisy is determined to follow in his footsteps and claimed fourth in the initial 59-horse 1* 1.15m two-phase on the Robin Z 15-year-old Prodige Des Etisses just 0.40 sec behind the pace.  Flossy Polland was also double clear on Ilana for 10th place.

Four faults in the 3* 1.45m speed and grand prix qualifier dropped Guy and Rouge De Ravel down to 21st.

Tim Gredley claimed sixth in Friday’s 1* 1.15m speed on Unex Garcon Du Lui, the Plot Blue eight-year-old finishing four sec behind the winner.  Flossy Polland jumped a slightly steadier clear on Ilana to take 12th in the 45-strong class.

Flossy provided the steadiest clear in the 56-horse 1* 1.30m speed for 13th on the eight-year-old Gerswin.

 

In Arnas Champburcy, France, Julie Andrews claimed second in the 68-strong 2* 1.40m speed with Oklund 16-year-old Wilando B 1.37 sec behind the winner.

And Julie went on to take fourth in the 68-entry 2* 1.45m with the Cantos/Burgraaf 14-year-old Ayrton IV in a 10-horse decider, providing another clear to finish 1.02 sec behind the winner.

Julie also posted a double clear in the 61-strong 2* 1.35m two-phase to take 15th on Madinah.  Richard Lochon was close behind for 16th with Aramis De Vesquerie.

 

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