Belfast Telegraph

Laura Robinson and Jonti enjoy a spectacular success at Balmoral Show

By Frank Brownlow

Jonti and rider Laura Robinson were the stars of the Balmoral Show, winning the Connolly's Red Mills International Spectacular on day two.

Jonti and Laura edged out Lady Maria and Robert Bevis, who had their moment of glory on day one when triumphing in the Clive Richardson Ltd International Two Phase.

Uptown Girl and Daniel Coyle won the SJ7 Rydale International Speed and Power ahead of the Dermott Lennon-ridden Clinton Jack.

The prize fund for both national and international show jumping has reached an all-time high this year of £38,000.

The feature event at the Maze, the International Grand Prix, is worth £22,000 in prize money and takes place today.

The main arena staged the hackney, private driving and agricultural classes yesterday, while the children's ridden pony classes and the Inter Hunt Chase take place today.

Ten national and international classes will be staged over the three days - during which around 90,000 people are expected to attend the Maze site - when some of the UK and Ireland's most talented riders will battle it out for the big prizes.

SJ6 Connolly's Red Mills International Spectacular: Run 1 No 1 Jonti 103VP73 G & N Robinson/Lando/Cantate/2004/Bay/Gelding Laura Robinson 10041101 GBR 0 79.15 0 42.11 1320; 2 8 Lady Maria 104QO06 E & R Fry/Cartani/Freiav/2006/Bay/Mare Robert Bevis 10002633 GBR 0 82.75 0 42.99 800; 3 40 Monastery Stud More Pleasure 103UL55 M Leddy/Stolzenberg/Formula/2004/Chestnut/Mare Alexander Butler 10037270 IRL 0 84.06 0 45.19 600; 4 38 WKD Diva 104DT73 J Sloan-Allen/Balourado/Virginia W/2007/Chestnut/Mare Sameh El Dahan 10021793 EGY 0 80.85 8 43.50 400; 5 62 Fanadwest Rebel 104QH67 J Carr/Guidam/Winst O/2006/Bay/Stallion Daniel Coyle 10034396 IRL 0 84.11 12 45.05 240; 6 47 Quidam B Z 103LL81 Stal Van Dee Vleuten/Stal Bessemeind/Quasimodo Z/Laranta B/ Bay/Stallion Douglas Duffin 10026012 GBR 1 87.16 180.

SJ7 Rydale International Speed & Power: Run 1 No 60 Uptown Girl 103FU00 L Johnston/Concorde/Nirvana/2001/Bay/Mare Daniel Coyle 10034396 IRL 0 52.93 1320; 2 21 Clinton Jack 103IS80 D&S McFadden/Clinton/ Dermott Lennon 10000424 IRL 0 54.30 800; 3 48 Chiquito Z 102PX11 Stal Rhijssen BV & J A P Cox/Chelland Z/Orlanda/2003/Bay/Gelding Douglas Duffin 10026012 GBR 0 54.75 600

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