Phillip Dutton once again showed why he’s one of the best in the business today on cross country at Fair Hill, picking up the win in the CIC3* as well as second place aboard Mr. Candyman and Z, respectively. Time was tricky, and no one in the division made it but Phillip turned in two of the quickest rounds of the day to cement the win and move up from third with Z.
Mr Candyman finished on a final score of 54.5 followed by his stablemate on a 55.7. Moving up from fourth into third is Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy, who made his three-star debut this weekend.
Erin Sylvester also had a rocking day in the Advanced, picking up the win with Campground, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Marnie Kelly who completed the CCI3* at Fair Hill last fall in the top 25. Campground will finish the weekend on a final score of 43.2, followed by Boyd Martin with Steady Eddie (43.7) and Cracker Jack (44.3) in second and third positions.
Moving to the West Coast, Mackenna Shea and Landioso are your winners of the CIC3* at Twin Rivers, making quick work of today’s cross country to come home with 7.2 time and the win on a final score of 66.7. Tamie Smith and Kevin Baumgardner’s Wembley finished in second position, followed by Robyn Fisher and Carol Singh’s Betawave.
Rolex bound James Alliston and Parker are your Advanced winners at Twin, finishing on a final score of 47.8 for their last prep before heading to Kentucky. This pair hardly needs any introduction, as they will be contesting their seventh Rolex together this year after finishing in the top 30 in 2016.
Emily Pestl-Dimmitt and Michelle Pestl’s Arlington picked up time today and moved into second place to finish the weekend, followed by Sabrina Glaser and Patricia Yust’s Rembrandt.
We’ll be putting together a social media recap from all of the big events this weekend, so be sure to tag your posts at the event location to be included! Go eventing.