Louise Saywell netted second in the 2* 1.35/1.40m in Kronenberg, The Netherlands, with PLS Halo Diamond.
The original 53 were reduced to 15 for the jump-off with Louise and the Irish-bred 11-year-old taking the runner-up spot 0.84 sec behind the winner, Brazil’s Thiago Ribas da Costa on Kinky Van’t Heike.
Four faults in round one of the concluding 2* 1.45m grand prix put Louise and Jelellah OL out of contention and into 21st place. Thiago Ribas da Costa again took the win in a 13-strong jump-off, this time riding Kassandra Van’t Heike.
Jessica Whall eased Eclipse into second in the 1* 1.10m speed, the Dakar TN seven-year-old crossing the line 2.46 sec behind the winner. Kirsty Keating posted a clear in the 19-strong class to take sixth on the Marius Claudius 10-year-old Esso.
Alex Gill slotted the nine-year-old Hickstead/Cantos mare Fyenda P into fifth in the 66-strong 1.35/1.40m two-phase 2.12 sec behind the pace.
Eight riders came home on just one time fault apiece in round one of the 34-horse 1* 1.20m, including Domenique Bonelli (Clariba W Z) and Demi Dole (Lovini) for 11th and 14th places.
Four faults in the 22-horse decider of the 1* 1.30/1.35m grand prix dropped William Whitaker and RMF Retro down to 17th place.
Georgia Tame posted a double clear to take fourth in the 3* 1.50m grand prix with Jeff Ten Halven in Bonheiden, Belgium.
Twelve of the 59 starters returned to contend the jump-off with Georgia and the Toulon/Crown Z 10-year-old finishing 1.07 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Virginie Thonon with High Tech Vy De Septon.
In typical style, Guy Williams was up on the clock by almost three sec with the super-speedy Rouge De Ravel but a pole got in the way and four faults dropped the pair to sixth.
Four faults in the first round of the 59-horse 2* grand prix denied Olli Fletcher a jump-off chance and Disckoboy DN finished 13th. Belgium’s Dieter Vermeiren topped the 10-strong decider with 1.82 sec to spare on Piepke 111 Z.
In Jardy, France, Jackson Reed-Stephenson eased Casparow into sixth in the 2* 1.30m two-phase, the Clarimo 10-year-old finishing 2.52 sec behind the winner. A steadier round in the 41-strong class put Jodie Hall-McAteer and Mademoiselle-A into 20th.
Four faults in the 46-horse 1* 1.25m speed dropped Ellie Hall-McAteer and Crisanta down to 16th.
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