Aston impresses in Birmingham

05 October 2012 / 19:10

Teenager Chloe Aston served further notice of her rich potential with a second podium finish in 24 hours at the Horse of the Year Show on Friday.

The 17-year-old, from Tring in Hertfordshire, was runner-up aboard Chateau de Brion Quainton in Thursday's Xerox Special Event Services Cup at Birmingham's LG Arena.

And she followed it up with another impressive second place in Friday's opening international class, the Dick Turpin Stakes, this time riding Amigo T.

Aston pushed Ireland's Dermott Lennon all the way, clocking 54.59 seconds in the one-round speed class.

But the experienced Lennon prevailed, guiding Lougview Lou-Lou home in a time of 54.06, with his fellow Irishman Shane Breen third on Ominerale Courcelle.

Northamptonshire's Jess Dimmock, who is trained by Olympian Tim Stockdale, landed the prestigious Young Riders Championship of Great Britain.

Just three combinations made the jump-off, with Dimmock and Capello II the only partnership to go clear again, as Pippa Allen (Cupido Z) finished second and George Whitaker (Willetton) third.