READING-BASED Laura Mantel and Muna vd Bisschop came out on top after a huge class in the seven-year-old qualifier at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships.

The Belgian warmblood mare is owned by Sally Jobson Scott from Cornwall who bought her as a three-year-old in foal.

Mantel, who also took seventh on Miss Tangelo, said: “She is a very talented mare and super careful.

"I jumped her in the two star classes at Bolesworth International in June so she is used to the International Arena which also helps.”

Chris Smith and Flaming De Pravia, by the prolific stallion Je T’Aime Flamenco, took second much to his delight.

Smith commented: “He is owned by myself, Billy Twomey and Michael Quirke.

"Billy rode him in Dinard last week so he has experience of big atmosphere shows so wasn’t phased here at all.”