Monday 3 May 2010

Seven horses withdrawn overnight, but leading contenders all pass horse inspection

The leading contenders all passed this morning’s final trot-up leaving Paul Tapner, Mary King and Simone Deitermann at the top of the leaderboard going into this afternoon’s final showjumping phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Seven horses have been withdrawn overnight.

Sian Wynne Morris’s Just Appeal (31st), Sacha Pemble’s I’ve Been Dun (32nd), Geoff Curran’s Balladeer Alfred(pictured) (49th) and Selina Bodiliy (44th) were not presented, while Annabel Wigley’s Black Drum (18th), Sara Burdess’s Shiver St George (42nd) and Nicola Malcolm’s McFly (54th) were held and then withdrawn from the holding box.

Showjumping starts at 11am for the lower placed riders, followed by a parade of competitors at 1.45pm. Showjumping for the top 20 will begin at 2pm.

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