Richard Howley jumps to a win in Lier

August 18, 2019

British-based Irishman Richard Howley topped the 80-strong 2* 1.30/1.35m two-phase in Lier, Belgium. 

He guided the nine-year-old Bellisima Z into the top spot, winning with 0.24 sec to spare.


Zoe Potter flew into second in the 2* 1.40m two-phase with Wings Z, the Eurocommerce Washington/Amethist seven-year-old just 0.13 sec behind the winner.  Sienna Charles eased Chaska II into ninth, Karl Robins was 16th on Stapleton Mist, Emily Llewellyn took 17th aboard Sieco and Harry Whall claimed 20th on Exsultate Des Hayettes in the 88-entry class.  

And Zoe claimed victory in the five-year-old with My Lady.  Only seven of the 27 starters with Zoe taking the win with a two sec advantage on the Mylord Carthago/Landor S mare.  She was also double clear on Esto De Viscourt (Qlassic Bois Margot/Mozart Des Hayettes) for fifth more than five sec in arrears.

Tom Whitaker steered the Etoulon/Indoctro six-year-old Imagine H into fourth in the 1* 1.25m grand prix with a double clear 1.21 sec behind the winner in the 16-horse jump-off.

Tom guided the Untouchable mare Happiness into eighth with an easy double clear in the 15-strong jump-off of the seven-year-old 2.87 sec behind the pace.

Four faults in the 16-strong jump-off of the five-year-old dropped Tom and Django De Paulanne down to 15th spot.

Jessica Whall claimed sixth in the 31-horse 1* 1.10m speed on Dolcendro L, the Contendro I/Stolzenberg 11-year-old finishing 3.39 sec off the pace.    


Harry Charles contended the jump-off of the 3* 1.50m grand prix to take money on Valkiry De Zance in Deauville, France.

Fourteen of the 60 starters accessed the jump-off with six providing double clears, Harry and the Diamant De Semilly 10-year-old finishing in fifth 3.87 sec behind the winner, The USA’s Margie Goldstein-Engle on Dicas.  Guy Williams produced the fastest time in round one but four faults denied him a jump-off chance and dropped Rouge De Ravel down to 16th.

Joe Clayton claimed fourth in the seven-year-old 1.40m final, the Emerald/Nabab De Reve mare My Way BV posting a double clear to finish 1.70 sec behind the winner, France’s Nicolas Delmotte on Ciradin Du Chatellier.  Harry returned clear and eight on Exexel (Dexter R/Rubert R) for 10th.

Four faults in the first round of the 1* grand prix put Tim Gredley and the eight-year-old Unex Garcon De Lui into 15th.


Julie Andrews posted the fastest time of the class in the 2* 1.45m grand prix in Arnas Champburcy, France, with Ayrton IV, but a rail down proved very costly.

Only six of the 56 starters mastered a tricky track to access the jump-off with Julie storming home with more than a second in hand on the Cantos 14-year-old Ayrton, but a rail toppled to drop them into third.



Ellen Whitaker guided Jack Van T Kattenheye into third in the 12-strong 1.40m speed in Donaueschingen, Germany, the Diabeau 10-year-old finishing 0.68 sec behind the pace.

Four faults in round one of the 3* 1.60m grand prix dropped Ellen and Arena UK Winston down to 15th place.  The USA’s Lucas Porter took the win in the 10-horse jump-off on C Hunter.


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