COURSE and distance winners in June, Felicity Ward and Newmarket Sensation repeated the feat to lead the 20 runners in the EI105. Setting out at the head of the field, Brian Daly’s smart son of Newmarket Venture was foot-perfect in both jumping phases, as was the second-placed Johan-Some ridden by fellow producer Heidi Hamilton. None of the remainder were able to keep a clean sheet, but filling third with just time faults to add was Niamh Marsh with her Crecora winner MicMacs First.

Racking up their fourth win of the current campaign, former point-to-pointer Murph’s Legend (Alkaadhem) ridden by Amanda Goldsbury led in the EI100. As the final order remained largely in line with the dressage results, second place went to Beth Burton with the show jumping-bred ESI By Design, from Goldsbury again, this time with her other multiple winner Hale Zorro. Local rider Storm O’Connor will have been delighted with John Lee’s home-bred EI90 winner Moonlight Mist. Only a four-year-old, the daughter of Lancelot out of Carrabawn Z (Ricardo Z) impressed from the outset to hold the advantage over Kate Lenihan with new ride Lake George B, and Hugo Zeig with Golden Ambition.