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Jamie Winning was first out in the jump off and posted a slick clear round in 42.44 seconds to place third, Amber Fuller finding Twins Lovesong getting a little strong to put one rail on the floor and fourth placing. Tom McDermott was the fastest four-faulter from the first round riding Dal Santo to finish fifth. The Section 2 horses had their second start with six horses jumping clear from the 17 starters. First and second went to the young guns in the sport. Tom McDermott was first out against the clock jumping a super round aboard the careful grey mare CP Romantic Dream – clean, fast and tight. Evie Buller, just back from New Zealand where she was a member of the winning Australian team in the Trans Tasman Cup, jumped a smooth tight round against the clock to win riding her super partner Yalambi’s Landor. They were just a little tighter early to come home half a second inside Tom’s time. Sharon Slater continued her great form to place third riding CP Ulixes jumping a very safe clear round. George Sanna finished fourth riding Twins Quantum with one rail down and George Johnson riding the ever so consistent Wondaree Sprite was fifth also with one rail down. Colleen Brook and PB Poet’s Corner retired from the jump off after a ‘whoopee’ at the combination – how Colleen stayed on was just amazing – a true champion. All three senior sections competed on day four of the show, Easter Sunday and Jumping was part of the main arena attractions for most of the day. The Section 2 horses started early with a Table C – Werner Deeg setting a great track that included many ‘doable’ options – the height’s 1.45 to 1.50m. Tom McDermott from number one in the draw gave the perfect demonstration of ‘how to ride a Table C’ jumping the most slick clean round, taking all the options, aboard CP Romantic Dream to finish on 61.03 seconds a cool 7.78 seconds ahead of George Johnson riding Wondaree Sprite. George finished on 68.81 which included 4 seconds for one rail down. Third was Evie Buller riding Yalambi’s Landor – jumping clear in 69.19 seconds. The young guns Tom and Evie jumped the only two clear rounds of the 18 starters. New Zealander Katie McVean took on all the options to see two rails on the floor and finish fourth in 76.89 seconds riding Dunstan Zimorena. Sharon Slater continued her consistent show to place fifth riding CP Ulixes in 77.56 seconds. The option at the double of verticals at number six saw the most faults including two eliminations when the seasoned campaigners Colleen Brook and George Sanna parted the company of PB Poets Corner and Twins Qantum. A jump off class for Section 3 was next – the course a strong 1.35m course from the very first fence. There were only two clear rounds in the first round. Again it was Tom McDermott riding LH Annie Elka out first with Jamie Kermond riding Yandoo Laughtons Legacy following. It was a battle of youth and experience against the clock, Tom set a fast pace with one rail down in 45.12 seconds. Jamie used his experience to cover Tom’s time up until the last narrow oxer off a left turn away from the gate where he allowed extra room to guarantee a clean jump. So it was a win to Jamie clear in 46.98 seconds, Tom second. Chris Chugg third riding Diamond B Verona with a rail down in the first round – Verona certainly on track for the leading Section 3 horse and leading young horse of the show. Fourth went to the lovely young horse CP Argento ridden by Ally Lamb from Denison in Victoria. Fifth Robert Moffatt riding AEA Orox followed by Vicki Roycroft and Cache, Jamie Winning and Yando Zenzel HBC, Aaron Hadlow and BB Albury, Andrew Inglis and Fiorella 104 all finished on 4 penalties for one rail down. 1 70


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