A good day in sunny France for the team and at the end of the CCI 2 star cross country Tim still retains the lead with Spartaco ( Spartacus).
Spartacus added just 0.4 ( 1 second) to his dressage score to retain the lead with French favourite Thomas Carlisle hot on his heels in 2nd and 3rd just over a point behind him. Jonelle and Grappa Nera ( Grape) clearly went equally.. if not better.. cross country to add nothing to their dressage score and they have moved up from 10th to 7th with less than a rail between them and Tim and the lead. No pressure there then!
Meanwhile in the exciting world of the CIC 1 star where the French reign supreme Ascona M ( Ava) has dropped 2 places to 5th as she had a rail in the showjumping. Adding 4 faults at CIC 1 star is about as exciting as Ava’s day became and I have no doubt that she found the course a tad too easy for her spectacular jump! Ava gets to go cross country tomorrow so no doubt that will put a smile on her face although since I suspect Tim may run her slowly it may not…she is going to be a demon at Pau when she finally gets to be the star of the show. I cannot imagine she is impressed with being with the Great Unwashed whilst Grape and Spartacus get to be a part of the big class. There will be a payback I am sure of it!
With grateful thanks to Jackie Olivier we now have a link to results: