Annabel Shields races to a win in Le Mans

Annabel Shields led a British one-two in the 2* 1.35m in Le Mans, France. 

Only 11 of the 62 starters provided round one clears to go forward to round two with Annabel forging ahead on the Hermes De Reve 11-year-old Carnoneybridge Challenger to take the class by 0.68 sec.  Louise Saywell guided the 14-year-old Feigtling into second and Adrian Speight posted clear and eight to take 10th on Heartstring.  Louise was one of six on one time fault in round one to take 13th on second ride Sharp Image.

Adrian guided Judith Whitham’s Millfield Baloney into eighth spot in the 82-strong 2* 1.45m speed four sec behind the winner, France’s Jeremy Le Roy on Razzia De Sables.

Harry Wainwright jumped the steadiest of the double clears in the 1* grand prix over a 1.35m track to take seventh on Jana Van’t Lozerhof.  Fourteen of the 81 starters reached the jump-off with Harry and the Contact Van De Heffinck 10-year-old finishing six sec off the pace.

Skye Higgin posted a double clear in the 39-horse 1* 1.25m two-phase to take 10th on Amazone Du Tillard.

And Emily Renouf was double clear in the 22-entry amateur 1.15m two-phase for seventh spot on Hulten 10 sec off the pace.  Abbie Hosegood was almost 10 sec behind the winner in the 37-strong amateur 1.20m speed for eighth on Carascada.  

 

Brits claimed the top two places in the pony 1.25m speed in Nevers, France, led by Elsi Jacques. 

Sixteen started in this class with Elsi forging ahead on the Irish-bred nine-year-old mare Westward Sunshine to take the win by 1.41 sec.  Cleo Loizzo steered the Irish-bred 12-year-old Banner Girl into second and Elsi also picked up sixth place on four faults with Trevoulter Ladies Man.

 

 

Guy Williams eased Cupido into second in the 2* 1.30m on the Hubside Fall tour in St Tropez, France. 

Forty-five tackled this speed class with Guy and the L’Esprit/No Limit 12-year-old finishing 0.85 sec behind the winner.  A steadier clear from Anna Camille Vlasov on Beaumont W/V claimed 15th spot.

Anna produced a double clear in the 12-horse decider of the 1* 1.15m grand prix to take fourth on the Air Jordan Z 11-year-old mare Arauca Noesar Z exactly one second behind the winner.

Four faults in the 18-strong 4* 1.50m speed dropped Alexandra Thornton and Charielle from a possible second down to ninth.

 

Billy Twomey eased Kimba Flamenco into sixth in the 4* 1.40m speed in Rabat, Morocco. 

Thirty-nine jumped in this class with Billy and Kim Barzilay’s home-bred 10-year-old (Je T’Aime Flamenco/Heartbreaker) finishing 4.27 sec behind the winner, Saudia Arabia’s Abdullah Al Sharbatly on Beau Limit.  Jackson Reed-Stephenson was slightly steadier for ninth on Casparow.  

Forty-four started in the 1* grand prix over a 1.35m track but only six gained access to the jump-off with Helen Tredwell one of them. But a rail down on New Priory Stud’s Casall/Carthago Z seven-year-old Super Nova second time out put them into fourth.

 

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