Lily Attwood is in the money at Sentower Park
Mammoth entries at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium, saw the 2* 1.40m grand prix qualifier split into two with Lily Attwood claiming third in the first section.
Eighty-eight started in this speed class, Lily and the 10-year-old Cor-Leon VD Vlierbeek Z finishing 2.72 sec behind the winner, Czech’s Martin Reznicek on Chanya. Emma Stoker guided Happynes into fifth just ahead of Laura Renwick on Dublin Vand Jess Dimmock was 15th aboard Billy Fleance.
Eighty-seven contended the second 1.40m section and Jackson Reed-Stephenson urged the Cornet Obolensky eight-year-old Muna VD Bisschop into second 2.45 sec off the pace. Chloe Aston clinched 10th spot on Flavie Van de Helle, David Simpson took 13th on Foudre F with steadier clears from Antonia Platt (Marvin Van De Waterhoeve) and Jack Whitaker’s Parkmore Rowan earning 17th and 18th places.
Brits were out in force in the six-year-old and claimed the top three places. Sixty-three started in this 1.20m two-phase class with Jackson commanding the top spot on Obelia VD Bisschop, the Nabab De Reve/Baloubet Du Rouet mare claiming a 1.13 sec advantage. Laura Renwick guided Jolita L (Ustinov/Nabab De Reve) into second with Emma Stoker in third on Skylandria Z (Super Trooper De Ness/Indoctro).
Antonia Platt jumped into second in the seven and eight-year-old 1.30/1.35m handicap over a two-phase track with the seven-year-old Rock’N Roll Semilly daughter Imerald S almost two sec behind the winner. Emma was close behind for third aboard the seven-year-old Nazarine VD Axelhoeve (Emerald Van’t Ruytershof/Chellano Z). Tom Whitaker finished 11th on Happiness with Charlotte Ash 15th aboard Calini, David Simpson rode Namaco Vant Keldertje and Annabel Shields also recorded a double clear on Cartender for 20th place.
Jodie Hall-McAteer claimed fourth in the 78-strong 1* 1.30m speed with Jalanna, the eight-year-old Jalil/Fabriano mare proving 3.62 sec off the pace. Jude Burgess on Ivascalle and Jo McGlory aboard G. Zara Zing were hot on her heels for fifth and sixth while Jude also picked up 10th on Dreams of Don. Steadier clears from Leonie Aitkenhead (Clane K), Jess Dimmock (Imette) and Chloe Aston (Luxalike) earned 12th, 13th and 17th.
Maisy Williams led a British one-two in the 29-horse 1* 1.10m speed to claim a 1.41 sec winning advantage on the nine-year-old Chaccos Land (Chacco-Blue/Landgold 3) over Arianna Kuligowski in second aboard the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve nine-year-old Gimona. Brits were well represented in this class with Morgan Donald in fourth on RSH Totally Tribal, Stacey Willsone rode Newton Nickel into sixth ahead of Ethan Bracken on Order By Post and Crista Lockhead Anderson aboard Ricky Ricardo in seventh and eighth and Elizabeth Cunningham returned the steadiest of the clears for 13th on Fabienne C.
Jo rode Triomphe Kervec into seventh in the 93-horse 2* 1.35m two-phase 3.65 sec behind the pace. Tom Whitaker brought Budgie into ninth with Jack Whitaker’s Desterly in 17th and Kelly Connor was also double clear for 19th on Bailande Van De Kapel.
Scarlett Ward was 0.98 sec off the pace for second in the 56-entry 1* 1.20m two-phase with the 17-year-old Con Capitol/Landkaiser mare Chianti Rufina. Caroline Breen claimed fourth on the 15-year-old Kilmastulla Douglas, Daniella Stapleton and Classic Touch V were eighth, Stacey Willsone took 12th on CSF Olympic Lady, Max Routledge jumped Kalifornia Blue into 14th and Graham Gillespie posted the steadiest of the double clears on Calacas D Aubigny for 17th.
Scarlett steered Billy Comet into sixth in the 27-entry five-year-old 1.10m two-phase almost five sec behind the winner. Charlotte Ash finished 11th on Preben Van De Doorknakker with double clears from Alexandra Somerville-Cotton (Amazing-K Van’t Kattenheye Z), Philip Spivey (Koh-I-Noor) and Stephen Lohoar (Kirana LSH) claimed 14th, 17th and 18th places.
Ireland’s Jack Ryan riding for Shane Breen hit immediate form to head the initial 2* medium 1.40m two-phase with Granada S at Peelbergen in The Netherlands.
Entries were at a maximum at this show with 96 starting in this class but Jack outpaced them all on the Singapore/Numero Uno nine-year-old to win by 0.79 sec. Charlie Jones was 1.78 sec in arrears for fourth on the Wittinger VDL 12-year-old Dexter and a double clear from Graham Lovegrove with Elgrando PS finished 22nd.
Scott Dollemore was another on form and registered a victory double. Brits claimed the top two places in the 31-horse 1* 1.20m two-phase, Scott seizing the top spot on the Stakkatol eight-year-old Sir Henry PS with a 0.77 sec advantage over Carmen Edwards aboard the eight-year-old Heartbeat daughter SHW Early Dawn. Ronnie Jones guided Billy U2 into 14th and Sally Hopkinson posted the steadiest of the double clears for 16th while British-based Irishman Michael Duffy picked up one time fault for 17th aboard Cadeau W Z.
Scott headed the five/six-year-old 1.10/1.20m, holding off all 68 rivals to win with one sec in hand on the six-year-old Caskkato TW (Casallco/Stakkatol). Jessica Hewitt eased Casallato into eighth and Ronnie Jones (Key West), Louise Saywell (King Blue), Charlie Jones (Jacquard) and Jessica with second ride Vinnie TW returned steady double clears for 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd.
Louise jumped into second with in the 56-strong seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase with N-Ambassador (Amaretto Darco/Indoctro) 1.03 sec off the pace. Georgia Tame finished fifth on the Don VHP Z daughter Donavaya with Amy Inglis aboard Applaus and Louise with Kingsborough Kasper returning penalty-free for 11th and 16th.
Michael Duffy steered Zilton SI Z into third in the 2* 1.40m grand prix qualifier over a speed track 1.07 sec of the winning time set by Italy’s Antonio Alfonso on Dream Van Generhese. Katinka Brogaard claimed fifth on Galveston G just ahead of Chad Fellows with Tachini Z and Charlie (Crocus La Sillardiere) and Louise (Arakan) came home clear for eighth and ninth.
Anna Wilks slotted La Force De Tamerville into third in the 54-strong 1* 1.30m two-phase, the Spartacus TN/Animo nine-year-old finishing 0.49 sec behind the winner, British-based American Laura Kraut on Seleste B Z. Christina Gachoud claimed 13th place on Venivici De Beaufour and James Wilson returned a double clear to take 16th on Heavens Fire.
Louise Stoner netted second in the 28-horse 1* 1.10m two-phase with the Cevin Z 12-year-old Oscar Zee 0.56 sec behind the winner. Jack Stowell on Billy Gretel and Carmen Edwards aboard Epona G were close behind for third and fourth and Lauren Morrisroe picked up sixth with Falou. Olivia Howe provided the steadiest of the double clears for 12th and 13th on Jorden Power and Jelectra while one time fault put Shane Breen (Vistogrand) and Amy Inglis (Baglioni) into 14th and 15th.
Jessica Hewitt slotted the Conthargos eight-year-old Miss Conthargos TW into fifth in the 76-entry 2* 1.35m two-phase 1.65 sec off the pace. Amelie Gachoud was right behind for sixth on The Precious One and Christina returned a double clear for 21st on Daquar CC 1236.
James Emblen jumped to the top in the seven-year-old 1.30m with Qui Est-Elle. Fifty-one contended this two-phase class with James racing into the top spot on the Quidam De Ravel/Stakkato mare to win by 0.96 sec. Alex Bishop guided Thomascourt Emirates (Pacino/Douglas) into third 1.59 sec in arrears and Robert Whitaker finished eighth on Vermento.
Alex claimed victory in the 25-horse five-year-old 1.10m two-phase with Nobelle Casscania, the Typhoon S/Cascane mare having just 0.16 sec to spare. Charlotte Hayes was a further two sec behind for fifth on Keet V/D Zwinkhoeve (Don’t Touch It M/Zacharov).
Charlene Bastone recorded victory in the 57-entry 1* 1.20m two-phase, winning on the 10-year-old Fyberlinus H (Zirocco Blue VDL/Nimmerdor) by 0.71 sec. Alex finished fourth and sixth on Furore S and H. Little Uno SR ahead of Ellie Guy in seventh aboard Ard Cluedo with steady penalty-free rounds from Harriet Biddick (forest Quality) and Michaela Tomlinson (Birmena) took 14th and 15th.
Charlene claimed fifth in the 111-horse 2* 1.30m speed with Gurtera Cara Dubh, the VDL Arkansas 11-year-old finishing 3.30 sec behind the pace. Elizabeth Baker eased Birdy Du Thot into 12th and Chloe Winchester returned an easy clear for 17th on Keep Away VD Molendreef.
James picked up seventh in the 43-strong six-year-old two-phase on Elan (Quatro De Riverland/Negro) 1.83 sec behind the pace. Robert was also double clear on Cavaso Z for 16th place.
Anna Rose Beijen finished sixth in the 24-entry 1.05m two-phase on Fitalis V almost eight sec off the pace. Four faults dropped James on Centurion V and Alex with Carmel Bay into 13th and 17th.
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