Jardy ERM CIC 3... The Return of the King continues!

Jardy ERM CIC 3... The Return of the King continues!
NZL-Jonelle Price rides Cooley Showtime. 2018 FRA-Haras de Jardy Event Rider Masters. Friday 13 July. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

For those not familiar with the Tolkien epic Lord of the Rings then the Return of the King will not mean so much… but for a South Island boy like Tim who is most assuredly aware of the fact most of the trilogy was filmed in the South Island even if he is not familiar with Elvish ( sigh, catch up non-Tolkien fans, “the last alliance of men and elves”) he is certainly on board with the fact that Wesko ( Dash) returned to the world stage with a vengeance today and posted a 25.2 in his first international since 2015.  That leaves him just 1.8 off the lead and totally justifies his “goody two shoes” tag much vaunted by Jonelle.

Cooley Showtime ( Eddie) is never going to be labelled as such.  He is the original poster boy for Rebel Without a Cause, probably should have been named Jim and he used his tactics today to display some fun stuff like bucking a change.  Jonelle was not impressed, the girls are not impressed, Dash certainly is not a fan of such wayward behavior and now poor Eddie is left to ponder how he can climb from 28th up into the top 10.

I have no doubt that Eddie will work it out… that the attraction of bad boys, they stuff up a little bit and then they come back all guns blazing which is why they are so adored.  And Dash.. well, he is just adored anyway.  Let the Return of the King commence!  ( And that’s Aragorn to the luddites out there….)