In rather less clement conditions than at the first horse inspection, the remaining international competitors presented their horses in front of the relevant Ground Juries.
Three horses were withdrawn overnight, most notably Nicola Wilson’s Elite Jaguar who was lying in third place. Iona Campbell’s Edelwijs II and Jess Bell’s Ballybrack Dakota also failed to present in front of the Ground Jury, Janet Surr and Douglas Hibbert. Ibby Macpherson’s Omard On The Ball was sent to the hold box but passed on re-presentation while Naidene Urquhart withdrew Perihelion Peridot from the hold.
Two star withdrawals were Sophie Platt’s Be Be III, Sian Davies-Cooke’s Fatomone and Christine Buckle’s Darco III. Daniel Scott’s Alvescot Mr Nice Guy was asked to present twice to the Ground Jury of Carolyn James and Peter Crafts, but was accepted.
Four horses were withdrawn before the horse inspection: James Avery’s Optimus Prime, Alice Pearson’s Samba, Phil Brown’s Miss Brodie and Caroline March’s Touch Too Much. The Ground Jury of Les Smith, Katrin Eichinger-Kniely and Xavier Lesauce sent Katie Magee’s Dollarney and Ellen Cameron’s Hanleen Crown Jewels to the hold but passed both on reinspection.
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