Graham Babes takes a fantastic double in Bonheiden

Graham Babes takes a fantastic double in Bonheiden

Jumping Around

Graham Babes hit top form in Bonheiden on the final day, winning both the 2* grand prix with Boucheron and the six-year-old final aboard Glencoe.  

Thirteen of the 32 starters posted round one clears to reach the jump-off of the 2* 1.45m grand prix, but Graham raced ahead to win.  He found all the shortcuts on the Valentino DDH/Burggraaf 11-year-old Boucheron in a hot jump-off, to take victory by just 0.05 of a sec.

France’s Gregory Cottard claimed the runner-up spot on Team Du Temple.  Four faults in round one put Mark Turnbull out of contention and Cartouch III finished 19th.

Brits filled the top two in the six-year-old final, Graham taking the top spot on the Chellthago Z/Numero Uno gelding Glencoe with an almost two sec advantage over Katinka Brogaard’s Galveston G. Five faults dropped Karl Robins down to 12th with G Camille HBF.