and bought him for me a year ago,” added Jay.
WIN BY A WHISKER
THE Dynamic B&C had the show’s closest finish, with the top three — all from the grade C section — divided by just half a second. The honours went to Dan Delsart after a great round on Chicago Blue, with Kate Whitaker’s sevenyear-old Val De Vauxelles Z and Michael Potter on Ben Maher’s Diablo VII just behind.
Chicago Blue, by Chacco Blue, came from Michaela Webb as an untried six-year-old a year before this show, after Dan’s long-term livery client Francesca Wignell decided to invest in two horses for him to ride.
“He’s also qualified for the Karma final and I think he’ll be a really nice horse for this year’s seven-year-old qualifiers,” assessed the popular French international rider.
Dan was due to move to
Keysoe with 26 horses the following weekend.
“There are exciting times ahead. I’m hoping to run clinics here, as well as work with my existing clients,” he said.
There were plenty of other good performances throughout the show. Saturday’s 1.35m honours went to a brilliant round from Dale Burnham and the 11-year-old Romanella Gold, a mare back after a long break and looking full of enthusiasm here.
Local event rider Barry Meningen scored a double with his 19-year-old News For You, Ondine King also had two wins on her little mare Eliene I, Holly Broad (Enrico P) added two more red rosettes to Team Mincher’s tally and Adrian Speight had a win each day on a new ride, the sevenyear-old PK Kellykeen Us.
France’s Dan Delsart pilots Chicago Blue to head the Dynamic B&C
Smart turns propel Jay Halim (Aragon Z) to Karma Performance glory