Levett leads the way

The Antipodeans have a stranglehold over proceedings at the end of the second day of dressage at the Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials.

The CIC3* for the Scottish Open Championship took place this afternoon amid sunny spells and short sharp showers. Bill Levett conjured a beautiful test from Elisabeth Murdoch, Ali Butler and his wife, Jenny Levett’s, elegant bay 12-year-old Improvise to score 37.5.

Improvise, who finished 15th at Burghley last year, is due to run at the same Lincolnshire four-star next week.

Flora Harris was thrilled with her test aboard Bayano, which leaves her in second place overnight on a score of 42, while another Aussie, Paul Tapner, lies third on Bonza King of Rouges (48.3).

In the CCI2*, Emily Young-Jamieson retains her overnight lead and currently heads the field on a score of 45.6 aboard Gortmore Tommy T. Blair is a happy hunting ground for the 28-year-old Gloucestershire rider, who won the CCI1* here in 2014 with the same horse.

In the CCI1*, the Kiwi stars are piled in at the top of the leaderboard with Jonelle Price firmly at the head of affairs with OBOS Impressive, on a score of 41.3, ahead of Jock Paget and his two rides, Zazu (41.4) and Optimus Prime II (41.9).

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Cross-country action will kick off at 9.30am tomorrow with the CCI1*, while Leg 5 of the exciting Event Rider Masters begins at 8.30am with the dressage phase. Tune into eventridermasters TV to keep up with all the action.