Ireland’s Michael Nolan and SBT Good Guy have taken over the CCI4*-S lead at Bromont after an influential show jumping phase.
Propelled by a beautiful clear round, Michael and “Killer,” a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse owned by Sue and Bob Martin, launched from fourth to first on 34.3 penalties.
Though they knocked one vertical, Dom Schramm and Burghley-bound Bolytair B, a 13-year-old KWPN owned by the Naked Horse Eventing Syndicate, remain in second place on a score of 36.7.
Lillian Heard and her own LCC Barnaby were making moves around Marc Donovan’s show jumping track — moving from ninth into third thanks to their double clear effort. Lillian and the 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse will join Dom and “Boly” in Burghley for their sixth five-star start.
Overnight leader Jessica Phoenix saw two come down and had two seconds too many, dropping into seventh with Watson GS (41.6), but one of her other four rides, Bogue Sound, produced a nearly clear round — just one second over the time — to move into fourth place on a score of 38.2.
Jessica is also 8th with Dr. Sheldon Cooper (41.8) and 12th with Wabbit (50.1).
The CCI3*-S is looking much the way we left it after dressage, with Colleen Loach and Foreign Quality still out in front.
Peter Barry’s 8-year-old KWPN continues to the final phase after a clear round and as the only horse in the division on a sub-30 score (29.2).
Melissa Boutin stepped up from third into second after a clear round with her own EWSZ Jalando, a 10-year-0ld Zweibrucker. They’ll continue on with a score of 31.3.
Amanda Beale Clement is the new leader of the CCI3*-S U25 on a score of 29.8 with The Get Ready Syndicate’s Carlson 119. Produced by Germany’s Frank Ostholt, the 9-year-old German Sport Horse joined Amanda’s barn last year.
CCI2*-S dressage winners Sloane Pierpont and Indie jumped clear Saturday to keep their favorable position. They have a two-phase score of 31.3.
Olivia Hayes maintained her top spot in the CCI2*-S U25 with Astrana De La Galerna. The 18-year-old rider keeps a score of 31.6 going into the final phase.
Next up: Derek di Grazia’s cross country course on Sunday morning.