Georgia Tame takes the lead in Bonheiden

Brits dominated the 3* 1.40m in Bonheiden, Belgium, filling the top four places and led by Georgia Tame.

Eighty competitors contended this speed class with Georgia forging ahead on the Sanvaro/Baloubet Du Rouet 11-year-old Quintella to win by almost three sec.  Joe Stockdale rode the 13-year-old Gunner into second with Guy Williams in third on Mr Blue sky UK and James Wilson pushed Eskola M into fourth.  Steadier clears from Harriet Nuttall on Galway Bay Jed and Will Fletcher with Persimmon earned 14th and 16th places.

Olli Fletcher jumped to the top with Horst Van De Mispelaere in the 3* 1.35m. 

Fifty-eight contended this two-phase class but Olli held off all challenges to win by 0.92 sec on the Wandor Van De Mispelaere/Polydor 12-year-old.  Georgia was three sec behind for third with the seven-year-old mare Coquette Chapotiere and Joe Clee returned a steady double clear for 20th on Calorie VH Marienshof Z.

Olli was also penalty-free in the 3* 1.40m two-phase with Temple Rebus to take ninth.  Nick Benterman (Chaccarino) and Joe Clee (Hello Guv’Nor) produced clean sheets for 15th and 19th in the 55-strong class.

Joe Clee eased Kigali VD Bisschop into 10th in the initial 96-strong 2* 1.35m speed 5.57 sec behind the pace.  Georgia was right behind for 11th and 12th with Harvey and Be Con Champo.

Arabella Prior topped the initial 48-horse 2* 1.15m two-phase with Friso, the Azteca VDL/Phin Phin nine-year-old winning by 0.93 sec.  And the pair finished third in day two’s 47-strong 1.15m speed 1.14 sec off the pace.   

 

 Julie Andrews got Macon Chaintre in France off to a great start with victory in the 1.45m on Ayrton IV.Seventy-three contended this speed class with Julie racing ahead to take the win by 0.48 sec on the Cantos/Burggraaf 14-year-old. John Whitaker jumped an easy clear to take 19th place on Sharid.John eased Unick Du Francport into 11th in the 69-strong 3* 1.35m speed with an easy round eight sec behind the pace.

 

Alex Gill eased Fyenda P into third in the 2* 1.40m two-phase in Kronenberg, The Netherlands.  

This class sported a mammoth 110 entries with Alex in third on the nine-year-old Hickstead mare 1.20 sec off the pace. 

William Whitaker was best Brit in the 2* 1.40m speed with RMF Echo.  A total of 116 tackled this class with William easing into sixth spot on the Virus De Laubry 15-year-old Echo 2.77 sec behind the winner, The Netherlands’ Niels Kersten on Dabelle.  Ashlee Harrison rode Charity 41 into 13th and Louise Saywell took 16th with Arakan.

Louise claimed 12th almost four sec behind the pace in the 60-horse five-year-old 1.20m/six-year-old 1.30m two-phase with the Kannan six-year-old Kingsborough Kasper.  Zoe Potter took 15th on the five-year-old My Lady and Joanne Whitaker was also double clear with another five-year-old, Jinocentia Eickenrode, for 16th.

Jess Mendoza guided the I’m Special De Muze seven-year-old I-Cap CI Z into an easy double clear and 14th in the 53-strong 1* 1.20m two-phase more than six sec off the pace.

 

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