Cross-country has certainly shaken things up at Millbrook today. The Intermediate results showed a slew of problems, with 20 horses failing to finish cross-country today out of about 70 starters. Amy Ruth Borun (Santa’s Playboy) and Whitney Weston (Rock on Rose) were the only two to make the time around the Intermediate course, moving up from 15T to 3rd, and 25th to sixth, respectively, in the OI-B division. [Live Scores]
The Advanced division also saw its share of problems. Buck retired on D.A. Adirmo, and suffered a fall (MR) with Mar De Amor. Overnight leader Jan Byyny retired on Syd Kent after multiple stops. Eight horses in all did not finish the Advanced course, and three others withdrew before starting.
Laine Ashker sits in first after a brilliant round on Anthony Patch, just 9 seconds over the optimum time. And how about Kate and Nyls?! With just 6 time faults, Kate is tied for second with Sarah Cousins and Ideal Contini, who is also 4th with Joule, the fastest ride of the day with 1.6 time. Boyd Martin had a good return to Advanced with Trading Aces, currently 5th. [Results]