Harley Takes Top Honours in the $37,000 1.50m Classic at WEF

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A successful week at WEF continued for Gavin Harley (IRL) and Corbawido PS, owned by Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc, as they flew to the top of the podium in the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3* on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village.A starting field of 66 was narrowed down to 16 for the jump-off, which featured eight jumping obstacles set by Catsy Cruz (MEX). Harley and the nine-year-old Polish Warmblood gelding by Cornet’s Balou x Widolan, stuck to their plan and it paid off, finishing with a double-clear effort in 39.44 seconds.“He’s quite inexperienced at this level,” said Harley. “It’s kind of his first proper test, and he just keeps proving to us how good he really is. I started riding him at the end of his seven-year-old year and had a great summer on him last year. We gave him a bit of a break and started back with him for the winter circuit, and it has started off well. My trainers on the ground were giving me strict instructions to stick to my numbers and my plan, and it worked out.”A regular contender at WEF, Jessica Springsteen (USA) piloted Hungry Heart, owned by Stone Hill Farm, to a quick double-clear just off the mark, as she and the nine-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Baltimore 1178 x Loucaibo took second place in 39.72 sesconds.First to return in the second round, Daniel Deusser (GER) and Calisto Blue, owned by Stephex Stables, galloped effortlessly across the track to set the pace for the rest of the field, with a fault-free round in 39.99 seconds. He and the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Con Air held the lead until the final few horses, ultimately landing them in third position.Earlier in the week, Harley and Corbawido PS jumped to a second-place finish in the $1,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers CSI3*. The 26-year-old rider also finished sixth in the Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup on Friday with Very Chic Du Tillard.Harley, who was all smiles after the victory, will give Corbawido PS a much-deserved break next week after a pair of solid outings on the turf.“He’s a funny, funny character, and he’s a fighter,” he said. “He always wants to fight for you. It was a good experience to have him in here and other than the first day, today was his only class this week so we gave it a shot. He’s only nine so we don’t want to overdo it. He’ll have a little break now, and we’ll probably gear him back up again for something similar to this class next.”To open the day on the Derby Field, Tanner Korotkin (USA) and Deauville S, owned by Castlewood Farm Inc, captured the Hermès Under 25 Welcome speed class. Korotkin and the 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Diamant De Semilly x Lux Z topped the starting field of 66 entries, posting a time of 60.46 seconds.Final Results: $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3*:1. CORBAWIDO PS: 2012 PZHK gelding by Cornet’s Balou x WidolanGAVIN HARLEY (IRL), Wolfstone Stables and Sales Inc: 0/0/39.442. HUNGRY HEART: 2012 SWB gelding by Baltimore 1178 x LoucaiboJESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 0/0/39.723. CALISTO BLUE: 2007 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Con AirDANIEL DEUSSER (GER), Stephex Stables: 0/0/39.994. CATOKI’S SON Z: 2009 Zangersheide gelding by Catoki x Aldo du ReverdyERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/40.645. MADIBA AG Z: 2012 Zangersheide gelding by Mylord Carthago*hn x CorlandSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Shane Sweetnam, Spy Coast Farm and Paul Tracy: 0/0/41.846. LINCOURT GINO: 2003 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Gino III x Graf MagnaALEJANDRO KAROLYI (VEN), Monica Carrera: 0/0/45.117. INDRA VAN DE OUDE HEIHOEF: 2008 Belgian Warmblood mare by Casantos x Action-BreakerSHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), The Blue Buckle Group: 0/4/38.278. LIGHTHOUSE GIRL: 2010 Westphalian gelding by Light On x RockwellSPENCER SMITH (USA), Michael Wittschier: 0/4/39.629. BELO HORIZANTE: 2008 Holsteiner gelding by Baloubet du Rouet x ClearwayDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Oakland Ventures, LLC: 0/4/40.5510. VITTORIO 12: 2011 Hannovarian gelding by Van Helsing x CarismoCAPT. BRIAN COURNANE (IRL), Capt. Brian Cournane and Glenbeigh Farm, LLC: 0/4/42.21 Tags: Erynn Ballard, WEF, Catoki’s Son Z, CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI3*, Gavin Harley (IRL), Corbawido PS, Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Gareth Barry: Ross Barkley can be as good as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard

first_img Barkley on Tuesday scored his third goal of an impressive start to the season when he equalised to inspire Everton to defeat hosts Reading 2-1 in the third round of the Capital One Cup. After disappointing last season, the midfielder is again on course to fulfil his exceptional potential. Barry, alongside James McCarthy, frequently partners Barkley in Everton’s midfield and, having occupied the same position for England when both Gerrard and Lampard were near their peak, he believes his Toffees team-mate is similarly gifted. Gareth Barry believes that Ross Barkley is capable of reaching the same level as Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. “Ross has got all the potential to become as good as them,” Barry said. “He’s got everything that they had, to match their ability, but the one thing he’s gonna need is consistency: performing, scoring goals, assisting on a regular basis. “Them two players you mentioned done that for 10, 12 years in the Premier League, so that’s the target. “Ross has got all the ability to go on and be a really top player. He’s obviously still young so he’s still learning certain parts of the game. He’s got the manager here that’s really trying to find the right position for him to flourish. He showed in his first season how good he is, and how consistent he can be; last season was a bit up and down, a massive learning curve for him, so I’m not surprised this year he’s really kicked on again.” Potential explanations for Barkley’s disappointing 2014-15 season included fatigue following selection for the 2014 World Cup, Everton’s largely underwhelming form and the fact that manager Roberto Martinez played him in a variety of positions. Barry similarly played in several positions while in his youth before eventually settling in central midfield and he believes that Barkley’s recent development owes much to him again having a consistent role. “I think he’s a lot better coming from deeper, Ross,” he said. “Probably not in ‘the hole’ at the moment, it’s a tough position and he’s probably still young to be going in there, so the role he’s playing at the moment with James (McCarthy) and myself has certainly been suiting him this season. “It’d have been a learning curve not just for Ross but the manager using him last season, he was stuck out wide sometimes, played in the hole, played deeper, so it’s tough for a young player to settle down and play to your strengths when you’re not getting a run in one position. For Ross mainly, last year was a big learning curve, and I think we’re reaping the rewards now.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more