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1 2 Internationally renowned designer Leopoldo Palacios returned to the Classic to present the Australian riders with world class courses, producing some spectacular competition in ring one. The opening A2 1.20m class sponsored by Bayer Imax Gold, was won by a speedy Andrew Inglis riding Twins Quantum, the only combination completing the round in under 60 seconds. Andrew and Twins Quantum went on to win all three days of the 1.20m class. The Winning Appliances Future Stars Qualifier held on Friday had only a handful of clear rounds. Eventer turned show jumper Sam Fasher riding World News was the winner of the class giving him last spot on the draw for Saturday’s final. This is one of the most prestigious classes in Australia for young horses and many combinations with their name on the trophy from previous years have gone on to compete successfully at World Cup. There were only three clear rounds making it through to the jump off in the final, with Dave Cameron out first on Tarwin Grove Sydney. They set a great time but Mark Lindh on Six Pack took a stride out to the last to beat Dave’s time. Sam Fasher on World News set out in a blistering pace (perhaps using his cross country experience). With the crowd cheering he galloped to the last, went for a flier and took a whole second off Mark’s time. The first Wentworth Saddles Mini Prix qualifier had a great jump off, with several double clear rounds was won convincingly by Tom McDermott on the experienced Statford Delight. Tom McDermott returned for another win with Statford Delight on Saturday. The Kingsland Australia Mini Prix Final on Sunday was a difficult track at 1.50m in height with only one clear in the first round, coming from Billy Raymont and the recently imported big grey Carneol. On Friday in ring 2 the juniors in the Fernhill Estate Junior Qualifier jumped a Mark Atkins track that was encouraging with more than a third of the field making it through to the jump off. Nicole Bruggemann, also jumping in the higher levels, took out the competitive class. On Saturday the 60 plus juniors had their last chance to make the cut for Sunday’s final in the main arena. The A2, sponsored by Tallara and Dave Equestrian, was fast with all wanting to finish in a good position. Georgie Grove and Nawarrah Park Austin Powers ended up in first place booking their berth in the final with the highest point score across the two qualifier. The Fernhill Estate Super Junior qualifier kicked off Sunday’s programme with seven combinations making it through to the jump off over a solid 1.20/1.25m track. The experience of Nicole Bruggemann showed as she flew around the jump off with Master Darnley into first place. 3 88


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