Angie Thompson continues with her winning form

Brits filled the top two places in the 2* 1.30m in Opglabbeek, Belgium, with Angie Thompson taking the top spot in fine style. 

Thirty-five contended this speed class with Angie – four-time winner at Onley Grounds winter classic the previous weekend – maintaining her form to take victory by 0.11 sec on the Zapetero 10-year-old Flint K.  Charlene Bastone was hot on her heels for second with the Zirocco Blue VDL 10-year-old Fyberlinus H.  Molly Davies guided Voyou Des Rondets into seventh and a steady round from Sam Hutton picked up one time fault for 19th with Gulliver Du Saint-Chene.

Chloe Aston posted the steadiest of the double clears in the world ranking 2* 1.45m with Flavie Van De Helle.  Eighteen of the 80 starters jumped first round clears with Chloe and the nine-year-old mare Flavie again proving foot-perfect to finish 2.75 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet on Spike VD Withoeve.

Sophie Gregory topped the 13-horse 1.20m speed with the 12-year-old mare Darzina by 0.45 sec.  Molly Davies claimed third on the seven-year-old Nistria E and Charlene Bastone was also clear for seventh with Misty Blue.

An easy double clear in the 97-strong 2* 1.35m two-phase handed Tom Whitaker and the eight-year-old Happiness 14th spot.


British-based Irish brothers Shane and Trevor Breen were in the mix in the 1.45m in Abu Dhabi, Al Shira’aa, but fellow Irishman Mikey Pender led the way.

Forty-six contended this speed class with Mikey taking two of the top three places, winning on HHS Fortune by 1.27 sec and finishing third aboard Casanova Van Overis Z.  Shane slotted the Nonstop nine-year-old Z7 Ascot into fifth with Trevor in sixth on Medoc De Toxandria.

Steady clears in day one’s 1.30m speed handed Shane on Guminka and Trevor with Highland President 11th and 12th places.

Eighth in day one’s 1.35m speed, Jack Ryan was fifth in the nine-horse decider of the 1.40m on the eight-year-old Cuick Star Kervac 3.67 sec behind the pace.  Jack was also clear in the 1.30m speed to take ninth on KBS Major Player.

Chad Fellows posted a first round clear in the initial day’s 1.40m on Cayman but opted out of the jump-off to take equal 13th.   

Jessic Kruis Black jumped into sixth in the 24-strong 1.20m speed on Freestyle, just ahead of Amelia Bowring with Donna Bella in seventh.  The pair had taken fourth and sixth respectively in day one’s 1.20m.



Katie Gygax picked up money in Basel, Switzerland, in the amateur classes.  She finished third in day one’s 51-strong 1.30m speed with the Ideal De La Loge 12-year-old Ultimatum Ideal 0.79 sec behind the winner.

And Katie picked up sixth in Friday’s 1.30m two-phase on Ubie De Givre 1.49 sec behind the pace.





In Zuidbroek, The Netherlands, Alex Gill posted an easy double clear in the 25-strong decider of the 2* 1.45m on Grand Slam VDL to take 10th more than five sec behind the winner.

James Billington claimed equal fourth with two others in the six-bar, going out on four faults in the third and final round with Golden Boy.




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