Jo McGlory is a winner at Sentower Park


Jo McGlory forged ahead in the 2* 1.35m with Triomphe Kervec at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium.

Thirty-two riders tackled this two-phase track but Jo outpaced them all on the Kannan/Darco 13-year-old, leaving her rivals trailing in her wake as she secured victory by 1.62 sec. Tom Whitaker steered the Peppermill eight-year-old Pepper Jack into third and Kelly Connor finished fifth on Bailande Van De Kapel. Steadier clears handed Chloe Lemieux (Freya), Red Morgan (True Blue III) and Alice Weightman (Contella) earned eighth, ninth and 10th.

Jo returned on a clean sheet in the 1* grand prix to take fifth with G.Zara Zing. Twenty of the 54 starters provided clears to contend the jump-off with Jo and the nine-year-old Zara finishing 0.97 sec behind the winner. Four faults dropped Jodie Hall-Mcateer (Jalanna), Scarlett ward (Chianti Rufina) and Leonie Aitkenhead (Clane K) down to 13th, 14th and 16th.

Millie Allen was less than one tenth of a second off victory in the 53-strong 2* 1.40m two-phase on the Cayado/Cardino 11-year-old mare Billie Jean SN but had to settle for second just 0.09 sec behind the winner. Chloe Lemieux slotted Barika Van De Helle into seventh with Ella Quigley ninth aboard Off-White and Harry Charles also returned a double clear on Bambina for 14th.

Megan Broadway pushed the eight-year-old Plot Blue/Heartbreaker mare Hot Bluebird into second in the 29-horse 1* 1.30m speed 2.68 sec behind the pace. Jo McGlory was hot on her heels for third with the 10-year-old Calimera (Conthargos/Pontifex) and Jude Burgess was also clear for eighth on Cordano 26.

Stacey Willsone was another Brit to pick up second place, guiding the Luidam/Cruising 10-year-old CSF Olympic Lady into the runner-up spot 1.25 sec behind the winner in the 45-horse 1* 1.20m two-phase. Graham Gillespie took fifth on Calacas D Aubigny with Ethan Bracken seventh aboard Order By Post, Jude Burgess on Coco G 2 and Caroline Breen with Kilmastulla Douglas claimed 10th and 11th while steadier double clears from Lucy wood (Homme) and Tamarin Christie (King Kannan Z) finished 16th and 20th.

The Brits were on fire in the 1* 1.15m taking the top five places with Scarlett Ward leading the way. Nine of the 22 starters reached the jump-off with Scarlett flying into the top spot by 0.76 sec on the 12-year-old mare Fialotta. Crista Lockhead Anderson steered Ricky Ricardo into second ahead of Lucy Wood’s Heerdelon in third. Stacey was fourth on Newton Nickel and Elizabeth Cunningham guided Gicco into fifth.

Graham Gillespie eased Fashion Prince into fifth in the 72-entry 1.45m speed, the For Edition 10-year-old finishing 2.72 sec off the pace. Emma Stoker was right behind for sixth on Happynes and Jack Whitaker rode Parkmore Rowan into 10th. Leonie Aitkenhead on Heart-Third and Antonia Platt’s Marvin Van De Waterhoeve also came home clear for 15th and 17th.

Brits filled the top three places in the 1* 1.20m in Peelbergen, The Netherlands, with Olivia Howe sitting in the top spot on Black Label.

Only seven of the 21 starters contended the jump-off with Olivia and the Catwalk Van De Helle/Toulon 13-year-old claiming a 0.89 sec advantage. Carmen Edwards had to settle for second and third on Golden Times P and Gigolo.

British-based Irishman Jack Ryan topped the 67-strong five and six-year-old 1.15/1.25m handicap with the five-year-old BP Limitless by 0.81 sec. Jack also picked up seventh on Be Constanta and Christopher Frazer provided the steadiest of the double clears for 10th on Othello EC. Jessica Hewitt came home on a fast four to take 11th on Casallato and Georgia Tame also came home on four with Be Noble for 14th.

Jack also netted fifth in the 58-horse 2* 1.40/1.45m with Granada S, the Singapore nine-year-old finishing 1.99 sec behind the pace in the 11-strong jump-off. Four faults put Charlie Jones and Crocus De Sillardiere into 10th. Louise Saywell was one of six on one time fault in round one to take 17th on Edgarrento.

Louise Saywell eased Kingsborough Kasper into third in the seven-year-old. Twenty-one of the original 54 reached the jump-off with Louise and the Kannan/Revenge seven-year-old finishing 0.90 sec behind the winner. Georgia claimed fourth on the Don VHP Z daughter Donavaya with Michael Duffy in fifth aboard Jammy Dodger (Vagabond De La Pomme/Heartbreaker). Ronnie Jones posted a steadier clear on Invictus for 10th and four faults dropped Louise and second ride N-Ambassador down to 14th.

Christina Gachoud jumped into third in the 66-entry 1* 1.30m speed with the Lux Z 12-year-old ESI Hazel 1.99 sec off the pace. Carmen piloted SHW Early Dawn into eighth and Christina picked up 11th with a clear on second ride Venivici De Beaufour.

Carmen clinched second spot in the six-horse decider of the 1* 1.10m with the nine-year-old Epona G (Unaniem/Damiro) 0.84 sec off the pace. Olivia returned clears on Jorden Power and Jelectra for third and fourth while four faults dropped Jack Stovell and Billy Gretel down from possible victory to fifth.

Alex Bishop has enjoyed a great show at Bonheiden, Belgium, and recorded another win in the 1* 1.05m on Carmel Bay. Twenty-three came forward in this two-phase class with Alex and the Messenger/Conthargos six-year-old with 0.81 sec to spare. James Emblen rode the 10-year-old Centurion V (Centus/Darco) into second and Ellie Guy picked up fourth on Ijver.

Tim Page eased the Diamant De Semilly/Cento nine-year-old Diacento into fourth in the 76-strong 2* 1.40m speed 1.38 sec behind the pace. Charlene Bastone claimed seventh with Avalon Du Carpont and picked up 13th on Gurtera Cara Dubh. Ollie Tuff finished ninth on Felix X and Charlotte Hayes returned a clear on Big Cruiser for 15th.

Adrian Speight was top Brit in the world ranking class after posting a double clear in the 25-strong jump-off of the 74-horse 2* 1.45m to take eighth on Judith Whitham’s Millfield Baloney. The Balou Du Rouet 14-year-old finished 2.49 sec behind the winner, Belgium’s Andres Vereecke on In The Mood. Tim came home on four second time out to drop Goldstar to 18th.

Charlene was in contention for the 44-strong 1* 1.20m and provided the fastest time in the 15-horse decider but a rail down dropped Fyberlinus H from certain victory to seventh. Ellie Guy and Martells Hocus Pocus II finished 14th.

Four faults in the eight-strong jump-off of the five-year-old 1.10m put Charlotte Hayes and Keet V/D Zwinkhoeve into seventh.

James Emblen finished eighth in the six-year-old 1.20m with four faults in a 13-horse decider on Elan. Robert Whitaker and Cavaso Z finished 13th.

Text and Photos © Jumping Around & courtesy Eddie Stobbart

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