Top Ten Horse Among Four Held in Bramham Final Horse Inspection

CCI4*-L leaders Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around fly through the final horse inspection. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Two horses in the CCI4*-L were withdrawn before this morning’s final horse inspection: Georgie Spence‘s Feloupe and Wizz Leyland‘s Cruise the Town didn’t come forward to present to the ground jury of Polly Ann Huntington (AUS), Annabel Scrimgeour (GBR), and Xavier le Sauce (FRA). A further three horses were held throughout the course of proceedings, with just one rider, Sammy Oliver with Kellypsa van T Asschaut, opting to withdraw from the holding box. The rest of the held horses — Dan Jocelyn‘s Cooley One To Many, eighth after cross-country, Julia Norman‘s Ardeo Berlin, 29th, and, in the under-25 class, twelfth placed Josie Smailes‘s Ars Vivella.

Dan Jocelyn’s eighth-placed Cooley One To Many makes it through after a trip to the hold box. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

We now move very swiftly onto the Under-25 CCI4*-L showjumping, which will see all sixteen cross-country finishers come forward to jump for the title. Phoebe Locke and Bellagio Declyange hold onto the overnight lead, but the margins are achingly close — just one rail separates the top six in this class. The 39 remaining competitors in the CCI4*-L will follow on shortly after to try their luck over Di Boddy’s challenging course, with Izzy Taylor holding the lead with Monkeying Around by a 2.8 penalty margin over Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel.

Here’s a look at the leaderboards in both classes:

The top ten in the under-25 CCI4*-L after cross-country.

The top ten after an influential day of cross-country in Bramham’s CCI4*-L.

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