Guy Williams is on winning form in France

September 28, 2019

An on-form Guy Williams doubled up in Canteleu, France.

Firm favourite Rouge De Ravel topped the 3* 1.45m speed for Guy, the selle Francais 14-year-old galloping ahead to win by an impressive 2.58 sec.  Keith Shore guided Iron Lady Van’t Meulenhof into fifth and Lily Freeman-Attwood finished 11 th on Cor-Leon VD Vlierbeek Z.

Guy went straight to the top in the 2* 1.40m speed with Cupido.  Seventy tackled this class but none were a match for Guy and he claimed the class by 1.33 sec in typical speedy style on the L’Esprit 12-year-old.

Joe Stockdale guided Tornado Des Monts into fifth with Keith Shore in 10th and Djoel and Alex Barr also posted a clear for 14th on Ferrara Durona. 

Nicole Pavitt jumped into second in the 58-strong seven-year-old 1.35m speed with Giselle D’Ecaussines 0.89 sec behind the winner.  Alex jumped a steadier clear for 16th on HBF-Delta.

Lance Whitehouse eased White Sparke Argo into fifth in the 28-horse young horse 1.30m speed, the Argento/Ard Ohio six-year-old more than six sec off the pace.  Skye Higgin with Djordania Du Tillard and Joe on Corloti took ninth and 10th.

Alex Bishop rode the Dutch-bred nine-year-old Fenna De Go into third in the 48-horse 1* 1.20m speed 2.50 sec off the pace.  Sean Curran was also clear on Emerati Van De Vallei for 17th.

Maisy Williams claimed third in the 24-entry 1* 1.10m speed on the Robin Z 16-year-old Prodige Des Etisses just 0.28 sec behind the winner.


Matt Sampson fired Firefly W straight to the top in the 2* 1.40m in Waregem, Belgium. 

Forty-three contended this two-phase class with Matt holding off all challenges in typical style to take the win on the Nabab De Reve/Voltaire nine-year-old by 0.78 sec.  Matt also claimed 13th on Marvin Van De Waterhoeve and Jess Mendoza posted a double clear for 14th on Dollar Girl 46.

And Matt was in the frame in the 2* 1.45m.  Twelve of the 48 starters reached the jump-off with the Brits bunched together – Matt finished fourth on the Eldorado Van De Zeshoek eight-year-old Geneve R 0.89 sec off the pace, Ashlee Harrison was fifth on Charity 41 and Jess rode Diamants Aurora into sixth.  One time fault in the first round put Joe Clee and Hello Guv’Nor into 14th.

James Wilson posted a clear in the 46-horse 5* 1.45m speed, the Singapore 10-year-old Eskola M finishing 3.54 sec behind the winner, Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer on Balou Rubin R.

Joe jumped into second in the 35-entry 1* 1.35m with the Clinton 10-year-old Calorie VH Marienshof Z exactly two sec behind the winner.  Anna Wilks was also double clear in the eight-horse jump-off for fifth with the Cicero Z Van Paemel seven-year-old Guestlist.

Two foot-perfect rounds in the 47-strong 5* 1.55m handed Alexandra Thornton and the Cornet Obolensky 13-year-old Cornetto K eighth place in a 13-horse decider.


John Whitaker eased Sharid into third in the 4* 1.45m speed in St Tropez, France. 

Forty-one contended this class with John and the Toulon 10-year-old finishing 1.04 sec behind the winner, France’s Megane Moissonnier with Sultan Du Chateau.  Robert Whitaker brought Major Delacour into fourth with John on Cash Sent and William Funnell’s Billy Angelette also clear for 10th and 11th.  Richard Howley returned easy clears on Seahorse Z and Girocco-D for 16th and 18th.

Anna Camille Vlasov topped the 1* 1.15m two-phase with 0.94 sec in hand on the Air Jordan Z 11-year-old Arouca Noesar Z.

Robert Whitaker guided Strides Hatton’s Treasure into third in the 85-entry 2* 1.40m two-phase, the Billy Mexico 10-year-old crossing the line 0.91 sec behind the pace. 

A steady clear in the 39-horse 2* 1.25m speed handed Robert and the six-year-old Vermento 11th place 10 sec off the pace. 


Placed 13th in day one’s 1.30m speed at Bonheiden, Belgium, Abbe Burchmore Eames and Booming Blue Z went on to take fourth in Friday’s 1.35m speed, the Berlin 11-year-old finishing almost six sec off the pace. 

Abbe finished third with the steadiest of the double clears in the 18-strong five-year-old 1.10m two-phase with Justify (I'm Special De Muze/Stakkato).

And Abbe finished sixth in the 1* 1.20m two-phase with Casti Aneira 1.43 sec behind the pace. Michaela TTomlinson on Birmena and Scarlette Norman wiht Merci De Gelaveaux also jumped double clear for 12th and 19th. 

Annelise Prag claimed 10th in the first day’s young horse seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase 2.69 sec behind the pace on Elle Flip De Muze Z.  And the Elvis Ter Putte/H&M Butterfly Flip mare jumped into fourth on day two 1.20 sec behind the winner.

Emily Llewellyn jumped an easy clear on Sue Evans' Sieco in Friday's 71-horse 2* 1.40m speed for 16th place. 


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