Angie Thompson steered Bayard into second in the 2* 1.40m speed on day one in Opglabbeek, Belgium.
Sixty-four contended this class – which was split into two sections due to the massive entries – with Angie and the Numero Uno 14-year-old finishing 4.21 sec behind the winner.
Steady clears from James Davenport on Crush and Emma Stoker with Malaga VD Middelstede fr 10th and 19th in the 63-horse second section of the 1.40m.
Brits filled the top four places in the seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase with Tom Whitaker claiming two of them. Fifty-three contended this class with Tom on the Cordess 2 gelding Clever By Jun taking the win by 0.24 sec and also claiming third with Django De Paulanne (Untouchable/Diamant De Semilly). Angie finished second aboard the Don Diarado daughter Donna Sion and Emma Stoker was fourth on Nikka VD Bisschop.
Charlene Bastone slotted the Zirocco Blue VDL/Nimmerdor 10-year-old Fyberlinus H into fourth in the 97-strong 2* 1.30m two-phase 0.70 sec behind the pace. Angie was also double clear for 13th on Flint K.
Ellie Guy piloted the Luidam 11-year-old Ard Cluedo into second in the 17-entry 1.20m two-phase 3.45 sec off the pace. Tom provided the steadiest of the double clears on Imagine H for seventh and Molly Davies returned clear and four to drop form a possible second to eighth with Nistria E.
In Zuidbroek, The Netherlands, Sally Hopkinson jumped into second in the 52-strong 2* 1.30m speed on Happy Solier, finishing 0.90 sec behind the winner.
A steady clear in the 63-horse 1.35m speed handed Sally and Gestelle M 16th place.
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