Uma O’Neill and Clockwise of Greenhill Z have had a brilliant win in the $36,000 CSI2* 1.45m Welcome class at the Splitrock Jumping Tour Week one in Columbus, Ohio. Fifty-six started the class with Uma and her 12-year-old grey stallion the only combination to go clear and inside time in the opening round.
Daniel Meech has had a good weekend at the CSI3* show in Canteleu, France. He was third in the CSI3* Grand Prix Magazine 1.45m Table A aboard Domnick, coming home double clear in 41.8 seconds in the jump-off. The top three all had clean slates with winner Thomas Lambert (FRA) and Thalie St Loise home in 37.48 seconds. Fourteen of the 74 starters came back for the jump-off. Daniel also picked up a single time penalty aboard Cinca 3 in the opening round but was still just in the prize money.
Daniel and Favoriet HBC picked up a seventh aboard in the Team Jeannette 1.4m Table A against the clock. Thirty-five started the class with the top 10 all clear. The winner, Guy Williams (GBR) and Cupido came home in 59.95 seconds with Daniel and Favoriet HBC stopping the clock at 64.17 seconds. Daniel was also just out of the money aboard Zamia 3 who had four faults in the opener, but in a time that would have seen him finish in the top six.
Daniel and Favoriet HBC were also seventh in the CSI3* 1.35m Table A against the clock. The horse is new to Daniel’s stable, having had its first outing with him in July this year. The 53-strong class was won by Alix Ragot (FRA) aboard Alisea de Presle who came home in 63.14 seconds, with Daniel and Favoriet HBC stopping the clock at 68.05 seconds.
Back on this side of the world, teen Briar Burnett-Grant and Fiber Fresh Veroana placed seventh in the 2019 Melbourne Royal World Cup qualifier, gaining half a MER for Tokyo.
“My little superstar jumped his absolute heart out,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I couldn’t be happier.”
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
30th September 2019