Ricky was doing his advanced test and he scored a 32.5, not in the lead but being handily placed. Silks went a lot better than at Burnham Market finishing on a 44.1.
In terms of the cross country fences the combination that Tommy fell at yesterday definatly wasn’t quite right in my opinion. It comprised an oxer with two long strides to a skinny log four shortish strides to a difficult corner. If you rode the first distance correctly the horse got punished in the second distance. It was just one of those combinations that didn’t work and I saw lots of horses have very difficult times through the combination and there were quite a few that almost fell.
For my boys tomorrow in the 3* it will certainly be the biggest test in terms of lines that they have jumped. It seems like a fair cross country track but not for the faint hearted.
Fingers crossed we have a good day tomorrow.
Posted 13th March