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3 The Silver Grand Prix Final only had four clear combinations in the first round. They were joined by the three fastest combinations with four penalties in the second round. Katie McVean left no doubt with her victory, recording a double clear in the fastest second round time of 51.74 seconds. Sharon Slater showed her experience with a careful clear on CP Ulixes to take second place. Jamie Winning returned to the winner’s line up with a third on Yandoo Zenzel HBC. George Johnson continued his top form with yet another place on the talented little mare Wondaree Sprite finishing fourth and David Dobson placed fifth with Oaks Zena. The Young Rider Grand Prix moved the crowds back along the trade village to the White Arena. This hotly contested class thrilled the crowds with the young riders showing no fear over the 1.30m track. Monique Barrett qualified in the top spot on Saturday with Hollywood Attraction and was also third on Deo Juvante. Natalie McNeill, celebrating her 19th birthday, was ninth out into the arena on Vasandra. They left all the rails up to move in to the second round with zero penalties. Monique Barrett joined her with Deo Juvante, but was unable to repeat her previous victory on Hollywood Attraction who dropped two rails in the first round of the final. Alice Cooney and Sam Buchanan were the only other clears moving into round two. They were joined by four combinations with four faults. Natalie McNeill put in a cracking round going clear in a time of 46.03 seconds. The last three riders were under enormous pressure and the crowd was full of advice, but none could match Nat’s time. Sam Buchanan added four penalties to his clear round one, finishing in fourth place. Alice Cooney was clear in a time of 49. 39 seconds taking third place with Belcam Alida and Monique Barrett was clear in a time of 48.53 seconds on Deo Juvante. The Gold Division, that had the crowds speculating on possible winners, brought the action back to the Black Arena for a battle over 1.55m jumps. Jamie Kermond was the last rider out and went for it, winning the qualifying class by two seconds with Yandoo Laughton’s Legacy. The Gold Grand Prix on Sunday began with an exciting clear round to Sidney Roberts on The Prince and You. Sheridan Manuel on the flamboyant Renmarno, David Dobson on Akon, Jamie Grant on Cool K, Vicki Roycroft on Kartoon De Breve and Jamie Kermond on Yandoo Laughton’s Legacy all joined Sidney with clear first rounds. Nick Taliano and Ambrose made up the top seven moving into the second round as the fastest of the four faulters. Vicki Roycroft was slightly defensive with her time in the second round of 61.17 seconds but posted a clear round that put pressure on the remaining two competitors to go clear and fast. David Dobson, who never looks to raise a sweat, calmly shaved his lines to go clear in a time of 57.98 seconds on Akon putting him ahead of Vicki. Jamie Kermond entered the arena on Yandoo Laughton’s Legacy with a no guts no glory attitude. It paid off with a clear in a time of 57.17 seconds giving him a very popular victory with his local crowd. 1) Brooke Campbell and Yandoo Lady Gold won the 7 year old class 2) Jamie Winning and Yandoo Zenzel HBC were 3rd in the Silver Grand Prix 3) Nat McNeill and Glen Ida Vasandra 4) Yandoo Laughton’s Legacy and Jamie Kermond 5) Sam Tripp won the Junior Grand Prix Final on Flowervale Diamond Images by Furdography 4 5 75


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