2014 Equestrian: Burghley Horse Trials


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The event horse has to be the complete equine athlete. There are

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three different disciplines that test its physique and temperament to

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the max and Avebury is one of the best in the world. This striking

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grey as victory in its sights because he and Andrew Nicholson

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could be the first partnership to win here three years in a row. You

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will find out over the next few hours if they can do it or not.

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Welcome to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

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The eventing circus is always on the move and those riders that were

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representing their country at the World Equestrian Games in France

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have packed up their horse boxes and headed across the channel to

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Lincolnshire. We will take you to Normandy at the end of the programme

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to show you the very last event and the medals being decided in the

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individual show-jumping. For now we will concentrate on the Burghley

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Horse Trials because this is one of the toughest cross-country courses

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in the world and the toughest cross-country courses

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prestigious titles. Let's look at the key contenders. Top

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prestigious titles. Let's look at always have to be this man, William

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Fox-Pitt, the world number one, six time champion and recent individual

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bronze medallist at the World Equestrian Games. The key French has

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Jakata, back from a break, and Westwood Marina. -- Piggy French.

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Aiming for his place in history books, Andrew Nicholson brings back

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burly winner Avebury looking for the hat-trick. Fellow New Zealander and

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fourth placed in France last week, Jonelle Price is not afraid to put

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her foot down. Sam Griffiths took the title at Badminton. A win here

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would put him on track for the rare Rolex treble. And Izzy Taylor was

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named in the Great Britain team for the World Equestrian Games but had

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to pull out. She is some cross-country rider. The riders are

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only half of the team because the horses oche. They have to be the

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best athletes because as well as swimming, cycling and running they

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have to excel at show-jumping, cross-country and dressage. We

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turned to Andrew Nicholson to explain what is required.

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What a horse does need to be competitive at Burleigh is a very

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good engine in it. When I say engine, I mean they don't have to be

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a furore in terms of speed, they just have to be able to keep going

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along at that consistent speed, up and down the undulations without

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getting tired for 11 and a half minutes. You know pretty much when

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you do your first couple of novice events which ones can do that and

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which cannot. Pretty much all the top events, we go there knowing that

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we have to be very good at the dressage, very good at the

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cross-country and very good at the show-jumping. This sport has got to

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such a level now that you cannot afford to have a weak link. And when

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I plan which horses I will take to Burleigh purely because they can

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cope with the cross-country to rain, they all can do the jobs but they

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can't all be competitive at the right speed and to rain. -- ter

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rain. Temperament is a big part of a competition horse. You want one to

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go into the dressage and be very calm but alert. You need ones that

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can go in and raise their whole game for the crowd. You want them to be

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able to walk from the start box at the cross-country, alert, sharp but

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listening to you. You have walked the course and you know the heavy

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bits, the rough ground, the ups and downs, the difficult jumps. If they

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are listening to you, you can help them a lot. And then with

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show-jumping, you want them to go in, respect offences, realise they

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don't have to jump over the top bit, they just have to leave the

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coloured poles up. As with other equestrian disciplines, breeding

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must play its part and Jumbo has sired four winners at Burleigh and

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Avebury is the most successful of them. If you can have a full

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thoroughbred, they are hard to find. I have a good supply of young horses

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but they are not thoroughbreds. At least they have a lot of

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thoroughbred in their breeding but they have some warm blood as well,

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and that gives them more movement on the flat. They jump nicely. They are

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not as fast as thoroughbreds, but if I buy them young, I feel I can train

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them and they start galloping when they are four years old. It is part

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of their routine when they get older. I think that is why the likes

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of Avebury and Cruise Control have managed to win at the top level. It

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is the work they have done as youngsters. Avebury has won Burleigh

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twice and this horse has won twice. They are different in their types

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and both very athletic horses. Avebury, as you can see, is not so

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big. The other is a very big, rangy horse and has got to keep his stride

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pattern within the little rode crossings and simple pants down

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bits. He's quite happy up and down hills, it galloping, but Avebury is

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more suited to Burleigh. They both jump the jumps the same but when I

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get to the finish with the other, I feel like I have given him a major

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work-out worries Avebury could have chugged along for another few

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minutes. -- whereas Avebury. They will need a really good dressage

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score so let's see how they get on. The steely look of concentration on

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Andrew Nicholson's face as he gets Avebury's campaign under way.

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Excellent dressage last year of course. But he will be satisfied

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with this. Avebury is pretty reliable in the dressage. The hind

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leg should be on the centre line and then move off into the half pass. It

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does not alter the angle and rhythm. Andrew getting every ounce out of

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Avebury. If you want to see a good-looking horse, Happy Times

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arrives at the party with Sam Griffiths. Gorgeous to look at. Very

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elegant horse and that works in your favour big time in the dressage. As

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you come down the centre line, you want this good luck and it catches

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the eyes of the judges. If there was any doubt, they tend to go that bit

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higher, good-looking horses. any doubt, they tend to go that bit

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Good-looking riders helps sometimes. William Fox-Pitt, the unmistakable

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figure of William, the six time winner here. On his horse, and

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second placing after this performance that scored 39.5. An

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excellent start. Yes, brilliant for William. Bay My Hero, a short career

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so far, but an out and out winner. You can see that in the dressage.

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APPLAUSE You can see how popular William is

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with a really good start to his Burleigh.

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And of course Jonathan Paget. 38.8 on Clifton Promise. Of course last

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year, allowing for what happened in the aftermath, a great dressage and

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did not really look back. He has a lot to put to the back of his mind

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and concentrate on here. He is usually reliable in the dressage. He

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has a headshaking attitude and every now and again his nose twitches. It

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is something that they react to in the atmosphere. He does all his

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warming up with nets over the horse's eyes and nose. But they have

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to take them off in the arena. They can keep the earmuffs on. It is

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supposed to be for the flies but it does help the noise and tension of

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the atmosphere. You can see that twitching of his nose. Lovely

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picture, lovely outline. Jock is very confident and relaxed in this

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phase. Beautiful changes. Absolutely crossing the centre line, so

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accuracy is all-important. You can see how straight the horse

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is in the centre line. Brilliant halt. Lovely, lovely. Jonathan Paget

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off and running. The judges liked Clifton Promise as

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well, and he leads the way. Andrew Hoy is also back in the big-time and

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Springer from the USA. Let's get the reaction of Andrew Nicholson. Yes,

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very happy. I rode him a bit too small but if you want a big mark you

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have to make them small but not that small. And the change, I was too far

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past the centre line. Costly mistakes that this sort of level. He

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is 14, which is younger than some of them. Some of them are 17 in the top

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level but he has been in the job since he was six, and he has been

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used to the maximum, shall we say, in a nice way. He has always been

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reading competitively. -- ridden competitively. Whatever he does now

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is a bonus. Burleigh is one of six events around the world known as the

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Classics. William Fox-Pitt, if he is top here, could win the overall

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title and Oliver Townend is not far behind. The cross-country day is

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always misty and murky but that has not stopped the crowds. Hundreds of

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thousands of people here to watch the action unfold. This is the first

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of 32 fences, the upturned horseshoe to wish them good luck. 11 minutes

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19 is the optimum time. The course starts and finishes in front of the

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house and it is an anti clockwise loop. The first couple of fences are

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big but essentially friendly. They go into the arena with a test of

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accuracy with some hurdles with water plates beneath them. Then

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discovery Valley. Sam Griffiths explains. This is fence five,

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Discovery Valley, an iconic fence at Burleigh. The difficulty the riders

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face here is that they have to come down quite a steep slope that can

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unbalance the horses and then run up a steep slope to quite a narrow

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fence. You then have a curving side to a skinny fence. I don't see this

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causing a huge amount of trouble but it will catch out the odd rider.

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After that they jumped a big spread at the elephant trap. The classic

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leaf that has an astrological theme to it this year. Compared to last it

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should not be as difficult as it looks. Here we are at fence nine,

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back at Discovery Valley. This is the first really tough test that

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gets the riders scratching their heads. We have to come over quite a

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narrow fence, similar to what we have already done. Down a steep

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slope. Probably in three strides over a ditch, then sharp right-hand

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turn to a corner. The difficulty the riders face here is judging how the

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horses will jump the ditch. If your horse jumps the ditch and large, you

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could well do three strides to the corner and if they just pop over,

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you could be looking at four and even five strides. There is a lovely

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natural look to the hollow and at 12, and then onto the iconic complex

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where William Fox-Pitt awaits. The trout hatch at 13 and 14 has a new

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look. The first element comes down a very steep hill with brush. Then you

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have got the sharp turn right to the step. This can ride on any stride.

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Two, three, four and any step out of the water can be tricky so you will

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be hoping to get a good clean jump up that step and then up to the

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brush next to me here. Then you have a possibility of three or four

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strides and even more if you need it. It is a question of feeling how

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your horse is, hoping he locks on and staying on that line. After the

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trout, they get to the captain's Log, named after the course designer

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Captain Mark Phillips, who has set another test where we join Jonelle

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Price. This is fences 16, 17 and 18. Five and a half minutes, so nearly

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halfway. The horses will be feeling some fatigue as they go up the hill

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and into the complex here. We have a good set of white rails, pretty

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imposing looking and intimidating when walking up to it but the horses

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will make fairly light work of it. Then we come round to 17 and 18.

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Captain Mark Phillips has been created here. The uphill bounce is

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not something we are overly used to or have seen too many times before

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but once they land it should be a fairly direct four stride line to

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this fairly acute looking corner. I think the layer of the land helps

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take the horses to the right line. The horses walk three or four times

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so they can pace out, see how many strides it will take. As they face

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the Rolex Combination, they will be checking their watches and keeping

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up the pace and accuracy. The dairy farm is a good example of the humps

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and hollows that are part of the challenge of Burleigh. Two brushes

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to jump. We then reach the hunting Lodge and the widest and biggest

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fence. Most riders do not even get this close when they are walking it.

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They just kick on and hope. Then there is a gallop down the avenue,

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with previous champions doubt it, and then down and up this cutting

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into the last section. The horses can be getting weary as they come to

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the second quarter. There is a drop into the water. Then turning sharp

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right to a severe looking goose that can cause the odd run out. Then

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horses come below over two boats and then they can pick on towards the

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house and home. A really big spread to finish with. Get over that and

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everybody will heave a sigh of relief. One of the early starters is

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Piggy French for Great Britain riding Westwood Mariner, in eighth

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place after the dressage. Let's see how she gets on.

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On a cloudy day, what a perfect place to start. Burleigh, a

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cross-country day, and away with Piggy French, who first rode here 12

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years ago on Westwood Mariner, eliminated 12 months ago at

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Discovery Valerie. But such a popular figure. -- Discovery Valley.

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Yes, a brilliant jockey in all three phases of the eventing. This horse

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previously ridden by Polly Stockton up to the top level and Piggy French

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has ridden her just over a year now. Great pathfinders for us to watch.

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Doesn't look like she is in a huge hurry but she is brilliant on her

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lines and incredibly accurate. You can see the horse shying at the

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runner which can have a big effect on the rhythm and flow.

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Piggy safely out of the arena and to Discovery Valley next. The yellow is

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the brave route. Let's see what Piggy French makes of it this year.

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A big, striding horse, Westwood A big, striding horse, Westwood

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Mariner. You have to be sure that you have the right speed when you

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have got a big, easy stride, because they can cover so much ground.

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Flicks through the brush. Five strides there can become three then

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you have a problem. Through the valley, up around the big turn and

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then back through it. It is when you get to the second bit that you can

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get into the rhythm. You can waste time earlier on the course. The

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leaflet taken with no problem. -- leaf pit. I wonder how she will be

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feeling at Discovery Valley. 12 months ago it all went wrong. The

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yellow is dead straight. The alternative takes you miles out. I

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think we will find that they will jump this brush on the way in and

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then holds to the left of the ditch to give themselves more room to jump

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that corner. Three strides before the ditch and then four after. Lots

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of room to make a decision and that is where Mark has been clever on the

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course. The direct routes will encourage people to go quick and

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straight, but if they go the long and twisted ways, they can add extra

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strides in and each stride is extra time and suddenly the time

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disappears from you. Look of steely determination on her face. In

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towards the hollow. A dip just in front of that and it can affect the

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striding. On the landing over the second element, the bighead, -- big

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hedge, it has been softened on the landing.

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Now the trout hatchery, one of the most famous and iconic and Burleigh.

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The alternative is a long way round. That yellow route is the way to go

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but it will not be as easy as that graphic looks. Big drop back into

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the water and then can they make the turn? You can see how far to the

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left Piggy is, that he has to waste time pulling to the right and

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getting lined up again for that corner. -- then she has 2 waste

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time. Certainly that adds five seconds and if you do that if you

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times, it adds up. They have to land over that log and drop and turn

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immediately. To the next big challenge. Oxer next. They literally

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bounce between these two and then a very tricky corner to finish off

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with. The oxer is big and wide. Last year

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they jumped the combination and then turned back to it which made it

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easier. The temptation is to gallop at it or start kicking to it and you

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have to meet it at rhythm. These brushes had the riders concerned. It

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is uphill. If they don't jump in well enough, they can crumple and

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land. Nice four strides. A serious corner and Piggy makes it look like

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something you go over at home. Scared me when I saw it early on but

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she is away and moving now towards halfway. It is at this point that we

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will get some initial indication as to how fast she is going. Might be

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deceptive. Does not appear there is a great deal of speed on and well

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outside the target time. In terms of the clock, a huge amount

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of time to make up. She is one minute 30 down, which seems pretty

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extreme to me. The beginning of the course is twisting and turning, you

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can't make up the time, and then you are climbing, climbing all the way

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up. But at this combination, really effective. Piggy did not waste any

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time. Kept the rhythm, two strides and made the turn look easy. That

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will please the guys watching at home on the monitors. Now the dairy

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farm. Piggy heading for the step. Two options here. I am not

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surprised. The quick way is quite technical. Huge risk. Most will go

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down those steps, I think. This is Harry on Xam and his first Burleigh.

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What a moment for him. Great combination. I got really

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overexcited watching them at Badminton. Unfortunately they had a

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rush of blood to the head and made a mistake halfway round the course and

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got knocked out of the competition. Up until that point, I thought this

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combination would see him eventually in the British team. Let's see what

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they can do at Burleigh. Harry is just 24 and tasted gold at junior

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level and a former stable rider with William Fox-Pitt. He certainly

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picked the right man to learn from. He could not have a better mental

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and if he can ride like William and be half as good, he will be pretty

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special. -- better mentor. Now Sam Griffiths aboard Happy Times, in

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third place after the dressage. Already looking firmly established

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as a good contender this week. A great partnership and Happy Times

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has been a great horse already for Sam. Very capable of jumping fast

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and clear around this course. All in the lap of the gods. Piggy French

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and Westwood Mariner. This is the stage where she really needs to be

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making inroads into that time. She was behind, significantly. Once you

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get over the leap at the top of the hill, it is quite a long way down

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and there is a chance to freewheel. If the horse has some energy, you

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can make up sometime. There is still quite a lot to jump and you must not

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sat out all of the energy trying to make up the time too quickly. Just

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do it gradually over the distance. That is an enormous oxer and it does

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not get any smaller over the years. Every time I walk, I think wow. She

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will be incurring time penalties pretty shortly and she is probably a

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good minute from the finish. Yes, her main aim now is just to get

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home. I don't know what her plan was with this horse, whether it was to

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be very competitive or whether she is riding Jakata later and is using

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this as a pathfinder to get the flow of it. She might put more pressure

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on the second horse. I think overall she could have been a bit faster in

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between offences. The marina, through the central arch. No

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apparent problems. Little incline again. One of those nasty energy

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bursts required. And right at the end, it is tough. We have Sam in the

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main arena here. Turning inside, another one to turn inside over that

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hurdle. I think quite a lot might go round there. He did a brilliant job

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of doing the tight lines, but you have to be careful not to start

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taking too much energy out of your voice and having strides in there

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but trying to be accurate. -- your horse. Sometimes keeping the flow

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can be more beneficial. Plenty of twists and turns on this course and

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you want to minimise them as much as possible. Happy Times has been

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ninth, 12th and 13th here and is no stranger to this big stage. Going

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well early. Piggy flying now. Already one minute over the time but

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she has made up half a minute from what we saw earlier. She has

:28:57.:29:00.

certainly increased the speed over the latter part. She will be

:29:01.:29:05.

thrilled with that. She is clear. The picnic table is the last

:29:06.:29:09.

obstacle and she clocks a total penalty of 75, setting the early

:29:10.:29:15.

pace. The irrepressible and ever popular Piggy French. Quite a lot of

:29:16.:29:22.

time over but it will be interesting to see how she works out. The ground

:29:23.:29:28.

is perfect. We saw two voices going inside the time last year and it

:29:29.:29:34.

might be similar this time. -- two horses. They will need to go quicker

:29:35.:29:41.

than Piggy French. Sam Griffiths through the leaf pit and a winner at

:29:42.:29:49.

Badminton as well. Will his eyes be on the prize already? All of the

:29:50.:29:53.

riders will be thinking about it a bit and hoping to win. At the moment

:29:54.:29:57.

he will be focused on the cross-country. Another one to put

:29:58.:30:02.

three strides in before that ditch. More three strides than anything

:30:03.:30:06.

else, I think. If they do two, they can pay the job, hit the rising

:30:07.:30:11.

ground, crumple on landing and mucked up the brush corner. I'm

:30:12.:30:30.

pleased to get around. I got around the last five attempts, I tried. I'm

:30:31.:30:34.

gutted to be quite so slow. I lost it at the beginning. Minute mark I

:30:35.:30:38.

was way off. Two minute mark I was way off. I wanted to get on with T I

:30:39.:30:43.

had a few pickles. Turning right was an issue today which I never had

:30:44.:30:46.

before. It was just wasting time. Just all the time, turning that way

:30:47.:30:50.

and coming out of the water, I think, jumped him big and had to do

:30:51.:30:54.

a loop around, so I was just wasting. To the Trout Hatchery and

:30:55.:31:02.

Sam Griffiths with Happy times. We heard Tiggy saying she wasted

:31:03.:31:07.

time. She jumped big over this log. The neater they can be in, the

:31:08.:31:11.

quicker they can turn to this final element. Sam didn't waste a lot of

:31:12.:31:19.

time, but I think we'll see some quicker than that. Back we go with

:31:20.:31:28.

Harry Dzenis, heading towards the completion of his round. We have

:31:29.:31:33.

already seen Tiggy a minute-plus over. Now we have Harry, the same,

:31:34.:31:41.

almost 1 minute, 25. That seems tonight way the course is going. But

:31:42.:31:45.

a good combination. A star for the future. He is thrilled. No wonder he

:31:46.:31:52.

is saying "good boy." They are all running. Good boy, indeed. Hapy

:31:53.:32:05.

times again. He flew that. It is a maximum height and spread. It is a

:32:06.:32:11.

big fence. Really, it is bread and butter to these horses. This, on the

:32:12.:32:18.

other hand is much meatier. Beautiful. Perfect line. Didn't

:32:19.:32:27.

waste a fraction of a second. Off Sam goes, powering towards the

:32:28.:32:35.

half-way stage. Yeah, they will be taking a at their watch now. It's

:32:36.:32:40.

difficult to tell just where they should be. As I said, the beginning

:32:41.:32:45.

of the horse. The first couple of minutes, horses are going to be down

:32:46.:32:49.

in time and they'll always be chasing that clock. They'll have to

:32:50.:32:55.

be brave but not take ridiculously silly risks and cause a runnout

:32:56.:32:59.

Through the next combination. He was good there as well. Well, done,

:33:00.:33:03.

Harry, what a Burghley debut for you? It was great. Sam was

:33:04.:33:09.

incredible. He was really pulling me towards the end. It is a great

:33:10.:33:13.

feeling when they are like that. Now, Arthur and for the United

:33:14.:33:19.

States, Allison Springer. Currently sixth after the dressage. Into the

:33:20.:33:26.

arena. She's taken a very tight line to the second element there. Arthur

:33:27.:33:31.

had a little bit of a look to his left. But it didn't lose

:33:32.:33:40.

concentration for the jump. Capability's Cutting for Sam

:33:41.:33:44.

Griffiths. A couple of minutes away, perhaps from the end of this cross

:33:45.:33:49.

country for him When he takes the quick way out of there, it is much

:33:50.:33:57.

closer to the lip coming out of Capability's's Cutting but a much

:33:58.:34:03.

narrower spread. It should ride better for me. Theft horse's behind

:34:04.:34:11.

legs in front of him. He is coming down the water towards home. The

:34:12.:34:18.

riders have to make a quick decision about how brave they go in and how

:34:19.:34:22.

fast. There is a big drop. It is about nine inches of water that's

:34:23.:34:26.

going to drag on the horse's legs, if they go in too fast.

:34:27.:34:32.

Clare Balding: This is one of the most popular spots to WAP. You can

:34:33.:34:37.

see everybody getting close up the bridge. The next horse we'll see

:34:38.:34:43.

is Sam Griffiths on hapy tie.s they are

:34:44.:34:46.

is Sam Griffiths on hapy tie.s they coming towards the end of the

:34:47.:34:49.

course. He got close to that one, oh, close to both and away and he

:34:50.:34:54.

can kick on for home. We'll see him at the finish shortly.

:34:55.:34:58.

Back with Arthur and Allison Springer now, heading down towards

:34:59.:35:05.

the Discover Valley. They are an experienced combination. They have

:35:06.:35:09.

been here at Burghley in the past. They have been part of the American

:35:10.:35:13.

team in the past. He has just come off from a bit of time off with a

:35:14.:35:20.

little injury. Schiavone will be looking for oar good round. -- she

:35:21.:35:27.

will be. So hapy times and all eyes will be on the clock. This is

:35:28.:35:31.

certainly the quickest so far. Pushes through and 24 seconds

:35:32.:35:36.

outside of the set time. But that, by some way, sets the standard. I

:35:37.:35:43.

think big time sets the standard. He is the fastest we have seen. That's

:35:44.:35:48.

the time everybody will be chasing. We might not see

:35:49.:35:52.

the time everybody will be chasing. time. A steep drop into the water

:35:53.:35:55.

there and Allison flops up his neck. A quick

:35:56.:36:01.

recovery, and looks good. Well hapy times is getting the equivalent of

:36:02.:36:06.

the Ice Bucket Challenge. -- Happy Times. You got held twice for long

:36:07.:36:11.

periods of time. A long period of time. Originally I thought it was

:36:12.:36:15.

going to work into my hands because the cross country is such an

:36:16.:36:19.

endurance time but in reality when I got stopped the second time t threw

:36:20.:36:23.

me out of my rhythm. It took me a while to get going and these are big

:36:24.:36:31.

fences to be starting all over at. Alison spring coming down towards

:36:32.:36:38.

the Rolex Combination, time not bad, but again, so. This horse's grand'

:36:39.:36:52.

mother, was secretariat. Would you believe that, that was a

:36:53.:36:55.

nightmare. She has come back from a break. Short of another good horse,

:36:56.:36:59.

follow-up from this horse and that will rule her right out. Andrew Hoy,

:37:00.:37:05.

the legendary Australian. Hard to believe, isn't it, he won here 35

:37:06.:37:10.

years ago. He is on Rutherglen and fifth after the dressage. Yeah,

:37:11.:37:16.

always great to watch across the country, Andrew. Rutherglen, an

:37:17.:37:23.

enormous stride. He makes these fences look so easy but very, very

:37:24.:37:27.

experienced partnership now. ! -- Adjust tops over those angle

:37:28.:37:41.

rails. ! Now over the water. The Trout Hatchery. A big stand-off

:37:42.:37:50.

there, actually. ! How good was that? That was superb. A lovely

:37:51.:37:54.

line. Didn't waste any seconds whatsoever. Looking very, very good

:37:55.:38:06.

indeed. Iz zy Taylor about to go. Izzy. Izzy's great-aunt won here in

:38:07.:38:19.

1961. A attempted young rider She is a great star of the future. A star

:38:20.:38:22.

already but she has more great things to come as we watch Andrew

:38:23.:38:28.

Hoy now. He is at the half way point. 22 seconds over. Very similar

:38:29.:38:35.

to al-Allison on Arthur but I doubt we'll see the runnout here. Just

:38:36.:38:42.

incredible. He makes it look effortless. It was worth watching

:38:43.:38:53.

that again. Never in any doubt. The horse knew exactly where he was

:38:54.:38:59.

going. Andrew just looks like he is happy to be a passenger. Heading

:39:00.:39:04.

down to the Dairy Mound again. You will remember, the horse, I'm sure

:39:05.:39:08.

from the Olympic Games, Rutherglen. Competed in London. Finished 13th

:39:09.:39:14.

there. Here he goes. Most have gone down the steps there, but Andrew is

:39:15.:39:22.

turning back to the second of them. He doesn't get high but jumps it

:39:23.:39:26.

beautifully. Takes a funny line there, I have to say. It was almost

:39:27.:39:36.

as though he got lost. Back with Izzy Taylor. Discovery Valley. She

:39:37.:39:48.

was going well at Badminton, before slipping up. It was good to see how

:39:49.:39:53.

well he jumped through Discovery Valley there. She had a runnout with

:39:54.:39:58.

this horse, had a skinny at the European Championships and then

:39:59.:40:01.

another runnout at Badminton in the spring. Always been nearly there and

:40:02.:40:08.

she's such a good pilot. But she has to have her wits about her. She has

:40:09.:40:12.

to keep riding this little mare all the way. A talented horse but just

:40:13.:40:17.

needs a bit of assistance from on top. 16 hands. One of the smallest,

:40:18.:40:26.

as you say, one of the smallest in the entire contest, as she heads

:40:27.:40:31.

back to Discovery Valley, with these fabulous crowds either side. Craning

:40:32.:40:37.

for the best view. And this is probably one of the most popular

:40:38.:40:41.

spots to watch on the entire track Well, look at the cloud. Up the

:40:42.:40:45.

bank, behind the strings everywhere. It is great they are clapping and

:40:46.:40:48.

cheering these riders as they go along. You do notice it when you are

:40:49.:40:54.

out there. Well, what about this, Andrew Hoy - he looks as though he

:40:55.:40:58.

was walking home. He was going so well. We saw him out of the Dairy

:40:59.:41:03.

Mound. Well, that is a big shock, because he looked fantastic from

:41:04.:41:07.

what we saw. I do know that the horse had a bit of a virus early on,

:41:08.:41:12.

before this competition, so perhaps he didn't feel as though he was in

:41:13.:41:15.

great form. He certainly looked as though he was in form and Izzy,

:41:16.:41:22.

phenomenal at the Trout Hatchery. A great close-up shot. You can see

:41:23.:41:29.

Izzy already looking and turning before she had landed into the

:41:30.:41:32.

water. That's exactly what the riders need to be doing, get that

:41:33.:41:37.

tight turn, then you jump up the step and you can see he is focussed

:41:38.:41:42.

on the last L that was a great shot of study. He was so responsive. Now

:41:43.:41:51.

Marilyn Little on FRDemieter. Marilyn, for many years, known as a

:41:52.:41:57.

really good show jumper. A top show jumper. Jumped in the American team

:41:58.:42:02.

for a many years. Now she has taken up eventing with a vengeance. Is

:42:03.:42:06.

looking good on this really talented horse. Good jumping. She is not

:42:07.:42:11.

wasting any time in the first part of the course. 10th after the

:42:12.:42:22.

dressage. Marilyn's first Burghley. It must be so exciting for her. She

:42:23.:42:28.

is a qualified, pilot, you know, a talented girl. A hairy moment there.

:42:29.:42:32.

A bit of indecision about what stride to get to that ditch. We've

:42:33.:42:38.

had pilots turning to eventing in the past, actually. It seems to be

:42:39.:42:43.

they are related somehow, going at speed and getting up in the air.

:42:44.:42:52.

Some curious fascination. Thanks goodness for that Azizy Taylor comes

:42:53.:42:58.

now to the Maltings. -- as Izzy comes to the Maltings. Trying to

:42:59.:43:02.

improve her position from dressage where she was 12th after the cross

:43:03.:43:09.

country stage. We saw her jump that big wide objectioner and give the

:43:10.:43:14.

horse a couple of taps. That was to say -- concentrate, pay attention,

:43:15.:43:18.

we have a difficult fence, I want you focussing on me. You can see a

:43:19.:43:22.

lovely jump through the bounce. Then gets on to the line for this corner.

:43:23.:43:26.

You can't just see how big and difficult that corner is, until you

:43:27.:43:35.

are actually standing right at it. Clare Balding: Sam Griffiths is the

:43:36.:43:43.

leader. But this is the guy who could change it but this is Paget.

:43:44.:43:49.

You can see the grease on the horse's leg. That's so if he comes

:43:50.:43:54.

close to a fence, he won't get any sliders or splinters. He won the

:43:55.:43:59.

title last year, this horse, but had it taken away before he testified

:44:00.:44:08.

for a banned substance. They appealed and. He would dearly love

:44:09.:44:16.

to win this title and for there to be no question marks about it. We

:44:17.:44:27.

will see Jock Paget pretty shortly. Sheer Briarl narks ds Matilda. --

:44:28.:44:36.

here is. -- Briarlands Matilda. I think it is

:44:37.:44:42.

the fastest we have seen so far. A quick little mare. She put in an

:44:43.:44:47.

extra stride but didn't deviate, didn't try to go off, which has been

:44:48.:44:54.

an issue. Marilyn Little to the Trout Hatchery on Demeter. Well,

:44:55.:44:59.

they were sixth in Kentucky earlier in the year. They are perfectly

:45:00.:45:04.

capable. Just losing the knitting. Gets a in a bit of a mess. Comes to

:45:05.:45:09.

nearly an standstill and still jumps. It wasn't pretty, but it was

:45:10.:45:16.

effective. Now Murray Lampard riding under the clocks. A 43-year-old

:45:17.:45:23.

Australian, 17th in dressage. This horse was twice a winner as a

:45:24.:45:27.

racehorse in New Zealand. It is extraordinary, how many of the New

:45:28.:45:31.

Zealand thoroughbreds win on the from the and then they come, turn to

:45:32.:45:37.

eventing, come over here and they are riding at four star level.

:45:38.:45:43.

Extraordinary. To the Halting's Oxer, and Marilyn Little. A big

:45:44.:45:53.

jumping horse. -- the Malting's Oxer. Let's see how accurate he was?

:45:54.:45:59.

He was just messy at the Hatchery but it was partly the big jumping

:46:00.:46:07.

that got him into trouble. Oh, breaks the win there. No risk am

:46:08.:46:13.

coming off or having a fall but that's a 21 penalties. We will see

:46:14.:46:19.

it again in slow motion. -- no risk of coming off. Jumps the bounce well

:46:20.:46:23.

enough, theb then a long four strides. Some are going down in

:46:24.:46:27.

five. She looked as though she tried to go in three and is a long way

:46:28.:46:32.

off. The horse struggles to make the distance, breaks that pin, so 21

:46:33.:46:37.

penalties. It was hard enough beforehand, now it has got harder

:46:38.:46:46.

for her. Izzy Taylor again, to the Cuttings. About two minutes from

:46:47.:46:51.

home. Just adds a little stride in there. She gives her a tap on the

:46:52.:46:56.

bottom to say - come on, try harder. They are getting a little leg weary

:46:57.:47:00.

coming down the hill. It is towards the end of the horse. That's a big

:47:01.:47:07.

effort coming out of Capability's. And do this massive fence.

:47:08.:47:11.

Beautiful. Still got the scope and the jump at this stage on the

:47:12.:47:20.

course, it is good to see. Oh, a little bit sticky in there. This

:47:21.:47:24.

wasn't the perfect spot. Close going in, so the mare slowed right down

:47:25.:47:30.

but jumped the brush in the middle well You can't really drive the

:47:31.:47:33.

horse into a water situation like that, Ian. You need a bit of

:47:34.:47:38.

impulsing, power, but, if you go too fast, you do risk that drag on the

:47:39.:47:43.

horse's legs as they hit the water and especially a drop. It just adds

:47:44.:47:49.

an element of risk. So you've got to try to save time but you have to be

:47:50.:47:54.

safe. So these boats under this bridge

:47:55.:48:00.

here are riding well. You they can go through the next arch if they

:48:01.:48:06.

want, to but it is a real time waster. Jock Paget and Clifton

:48:07.:48:11.

Promise about to begin their first round. They missed the time last

:48:12.:48:15.

year by just a fraction. A repeat will probably see them as number one

:48:16.:48:19.

contender heading into the Sunday as well but a lot can happen, Ian.

:48:20.:48:25.

Well, it is a very fast horse and Jock is a positive rider cross

:48:26.:48:28.

country. They did a brilliant round last year. He was held on the course

:48:29.:48:33.

at one point because the horse had a bit of blood on its mouth. The Grand

:48:34.:48:38.

Jury had a look at it. It almost gave the horse a bit of a breather

:48:39.:48:42.

but they are certainly very capable and very quick across the country.

:48:43.:48:47.

And interestingly enough, he is going round, the slightly longer

:48:48.:48:51.

route, but you should be able to keep more speed but having said

:48:52.:48:55.

that, Jock's adding quite a lot of strides in there. A little bit slow,

:48:56.:49:00.

I have to say, wasting a bit of time in that arena To Jock Paget under

:49:01.:49:12.

way. Meanwhile Briarlands Matilda and Izzy Taylor heading towards the

:49:13.:49:16.

end. In pretty good time, too. She will be thrilled. As we have said,

:49:17.:49:21.

the odd hiccup in the past but a fantastic round. She rode

:49:22.:49:25.

brilliantly at Badminton as well. Just that slight slip but it is all

:49:26.:49:29.

clear this time. 28 seconds over, into second position. That is

:49:30.:49:33.

fantastic. Not only ll it be great for -- not only will it be great for

:49:34.:49:38.

her, but it is great for the British selectors in the future. ! Back with

:49:39.:49:44.

Murray lamb period now -- Lamperd now.

:49:45.:49:48.

Now moving towards the half way stage of his cross country round.

:49:49.:49:53.

This is the first time I have seen this horse go cross country. Quite

:49:54.:49:58.

busy, quite active but it certainly jumps and it looks as though it

:49:59.:50:00.

saves on its line very well. Very saves on its line very well. Very

:50:01.:50:07.

accurate. One of these riders that we see

:50:08.:50:12.

quite a lot of now, with a camera on his helmet to film his round, right

:50:13.:50:18.

in the middle of his head. He looks like sigh clops with the one eye. I

:50:19.:50:24.

have to say I hate the wretched things. They look silly and

:50:25.:50:28.

ridiculous. If you watch the film afterwards t gives you a headache.

:50:29.:50:32.

It is very hard to know what he is capable of achieving. 627nd at

:50:33.:50:40.

Badminton. 62nd at Badminton. Pretty inexperienced. A bit of an unknown

:50:41.:50:46.

quantity, to say the least. Well, he is not bad on the clock as well As I

:50:47.:50:51.

say, a little bit busy sometimes at the fences. He spends a lot of time

:50:52.:50:56.

setting the horses up, as you can see. That wastes seconds at all the

:50:57.:51:02.

fences, but the jumping ability and the ridibility is fantastic. He has

:51:03.:51:06.

kicked a flag out of the way. No problem. CLARE BALDING: Did you feel

:51:07.:51:14.

you had to be aggressive? She, she has in the past run out. She is

:51:15.:51:19.

always looking at the flags. You have to mean it. The time was tight.

:51:20.:51:23.

She is a quick horse but she is normally there or thereabouts with

:51:24.:51:28.

the time. I knew we wouldn't be - someone could be quicker but the

:51:29.:51:33.

time is tight. A job well done for Izzy Taylor.

:51:34.:51:38.

Happy times then, leading, currently from Sam Griffiths and Izzy second

:51:39.:51:44.

at the moment. What say is Jock Paget going to have on this

:51:45.:51:53.

fabulous, engross event? Clifton Promise continues his round now. --

:51:54.:51:59.

engrossing. Jock is certainly looking pretty focussed. A good jump

:52:00.:52:05.

over that Oxer. And wastes no time. Really accelerating at that big

:52:06.:52:11.

ditch and hedge. They come down to the Trout Hatchery. ! Quite an

:52:12.:52:20.

intense area of jumps this. Takes the tightest possible line over that

:52:21.:52:28.

ditch. Now, what can he do here? Very quick into the water.

:52:29.:52:36.

Well, that's interesting. He did a good enough turn in the water. He

:52:37.:52:43.

could just have gone straight to that brush. That wasted two or three

:52:44.:52:47.

seconds. Unusual, unusual. You never quite know what is going through a

:52:48.:52:52.

horse's mind or the rider's mind and only the rider knows what feeling

:52:53.:52:56.

they are getting. You can see him going for the turn, and instead of

:52:57.:53:00.

turning left and making quite a tight turn into it, he wastes all

:53:01.:53:17.

that are extra seconds. At Stamford Station we can see

:53:18.:53:26.

Murray Lamperd from Australia. This horse is full of running and jumping

:53:27.:53:31.

well. For me Murray wastes a bit of time setting up for each fence. He

:53:32.:53:36.

is very close to that optimum time now. So another one to get quite a

:53:37.:53:42.

few time faults, I would think. You can certainly see the racehorse in

:53:43.:53:48.

him, can't you? Yes. He has endless stamina. He is as quick asp anyone

:53:49.:53:53.

out of that final water and galloping on well. So, Jock Paget.

:53:54.:54:00.

An early indication as to how strongly he is going here on Clifton

:54:01.:54:04.

Promise? Again, another indication - this time is hard to achieve. Slow,

:54:05.:54:11.

compared to quite a lot, actually. I think Matilda and Izzy were up here

:54:12.:54:16.

on 15 seconds. He is 34 seconds down on the clock. Very quick actually

:54:17.:54:19.

over the fence and through the beginnings. Making nothing of the

:54:20.:54:23.

question there. But he's certainly a bit slower.

:54:24.:54:35.

So up to the Dairy Mound. Will he be another one to go down those steps

:54:36.:54:45.

or do a quick turn? The steps only add two or three seconds and it is

:54:46.:54:49.

so much less of a risk that I really don't see the point in going the

:54:50.:54:54.

quick way here. He is going straight for the steps. Wastes no time. Turns

:54:55.:55:04.

away and quickly back into the rhythm. Look at that determined

:55:05.:55:09.

grimace on his face. He wants this prize, doesn't he? He wants it. So

:55:10.:55:20.

Under the Clocks about to finish with Murray Lamperd. Over the picnic

:55:21.:55:25.

table. Just coasts across the line. And third position on a penalty of

:55:26.:55:31.

69 exactly. Hugely satisfactorially. We didn't

:55:32.:55:35.

know much about him, Ian beforehand. A good round. I met him a bit in

:55:36.:55:40.

Australia, I know him as a rider but the first time I have seen that

:55:41.:55:45.

horse. A good combination, exciting prospect for the future. We know

:55:46.:55:52.

this young man, this is Bill Levit. Sit tight. Yikes, not the most

:55:53.:55:57.

promising start. The horse had a good shy at that non-jumping

:55:58.:56:01.

element. Left a knee on the middle jump. You can see him here, he is

:56:02.:56:05.

looking to the left, which means the turn is tight. Suddenly that second

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element is on him. He leaves his right front leg, hits it hard. Bill

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does a brilliant job. Already looking over his shoulder for that

:56:15.:56:18.

final element. He needs to settle down a bit.

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The famous Cottesmore Leap for Jock Paget. He made it look easy. That's

:56:27.:56:32.

where he pulled up last year. I seem to remember a jump judge trying to

:56:33.:56:37.

stop him but he jumped and pulled up sensibly. Back to the Leaf Pitt.

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-- Leaf Pit. And Levett. R and judging by the way

:56:51.:56:56.

he clam bored around in the arena, Bill might have to improvise a fair

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bit. -- and judging by the way he clambored.

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Yes, the horse is keen to get on, it is strong and positive, so he needs

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to just make sure he has got the horse anchored before he gets to

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some of these fences, but it has certainly got the right attitude,

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looking ahead, positive, looking for the next jump and meaning business,

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even if he does take the flag out. CLARE BALDING: Murray, how did that

:57:29.:57:35.

feel? You know what, he has hardly started that season. It felt amazing

:57:36.:57:40.

in the end. In the meantime it is just a job and I was working at my

:57:41.:57:45.

job. Back with Clifton Promise now at

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Stamford Station. Already, as he approaches the Splash, you can tell

:57:52.:57:53.

he will be subject to time penalties. There is no way he is

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going to make up this ground. He is going to be slower than last year.

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He has been slower all the way round. It is interesting, you know.

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He took this horse Totti World Games last week. Had a run out. And

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because the team were out of the competition, gave up and decided to

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come here. I don't know whether last week and the problems he has had

:58:15.:58:18.

over the last year has affected his confidence but he has certainly not

:58:19.:58:21.

been quite as positive and aggressive as he was cross country

:58:22.:58:30.

last year, 12 months ago. He's still driving well but he hasn't got quite

:58:31.:58:36.

that aggression he had. Now he is near the end of the course he has

:58:37.:58:40.

opened up a bit but it is perhaps too little, too lighted. He will get

:58:41.:58:44.

quite a few time -- too late. He will get a few time penalties. Back

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to Bill Levvet. -- Levett. A bit of adjustment going

:58:53.:58:58.

on there by Bill. The horse is keen and strong. He is having to say -

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pay attention to me, every now and again. The horse is listening to him

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- just. But he has his own mind on the job. He is certainly making

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nothing of the fences and he is not wasting any time. He is quite quick

:59:13.:59:16.

across the ground and quick through these combinations. And Jock Paget

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and Clifton Promise now into the finish. The picnic table to end

:59:21.:59:27.

with. Sam Griffiths on 49.8. He is outside of that but, still, into

:59:28.:59:37.

second place. Jock Paget in the mix. Clare Balding: Zara Phillips isn't

:59:38.:59:44.

riding but has come hot on the heels of the world equestrian games. How

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chuffed were you to be on the team? Massively chuff. You could tell by

:59:50.:59:55.

my reaction. I was so pleased to get a double clear and back at

:59:56.:59:58.

Championship level. Does that fire you up and make you really keen to

:59:59.:00:03.

be in Rio? Definitely I kind of had my goals set out but, you know, now,

:00:04.:00:09.

hopefully they are looking a bit more likely - a little bit more

:00:10.:00:12.

likely but as riders we still have to qualify. So we have to go out and

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get another good result, even though the team has qualified. Really? Yes.

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What you have to do Badminton or another course? Yes, whatever, some

:00:22.:00:25.

three-day next year or within the next 12 months, I think. How strange

:00:26.:00:30.

is it to be here and not riding? It is strange. It is good in a way

:00:31.:00:35.

because you can come and watch and not have to do all the worrying,

:00:36.:00:42.

but, of course, I would love to be out heemplt I love Boyerly. A

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fantastic track. It is tough. You know you have something good at the

:00:46.:00:57.

end of the course. Given Jock Paget's time, seven or eight riders

:00:58.:01:01.

will be confident they can go better than that. Here is one of

:01:02.:01:05.

will be confident they can go better Karin Donckers from Belgium. The

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five-time Karin Donckers from Belgium. The

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experience. You'd experience but she is fairly squawking at her voice. --

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huge experience. Not sure if she is swearing at him in her language or

:01:21.:01:25.

if it is encouragement but it is working. Looking good. How much does

:01:26.:01:33.

it mean to you to be back here? There must have been periods when

:01:34.:01:36.

you thought you never would be. I thought I would not come back this

:01:37.:01:41.

year. I thought I would get back here to the competition scene, but I

:01:42.:01:44.

thought I would get to the World Championships and I thought I would

:01:45.:01:48.

do something great there and not have a horse for Burghley. This is

:01:49.:01:52.

plan B and I am very happy with it. I love Burghley and I am happy to be

:01:53.:01:58.

here. Do you feel you have to prove yourself to people? Always. I have

:01:59.:02:04.

come over to people and I am trying to make a business and a living and

:02:05.:02:07.

you have to get results to get noticed and I always ride with that

:02:08.:02:11.

pressure. Obviously there is more pressure now with everything that

:02:12.:02:13.

has happened. To be honest, I did pressure now with everything that

:02:14.:02:17.

not think about it out there. I was thinking about the

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not think about it out there. I was Donckers on herb horse, contesting

:02:22.:02:28.

her first 4-star event. In form after the World Equestrian Games.

:02:29.:02:35.

Yes, and an experienced rider, as you say. She has been such an

:02:36.:02:43.

effective competitor over the years and it has worked for her. Sometimes

:02:44.:02:55.

it might look like you want to pull up their stirrups but then they

:02:56.:03:00.

would be out of balance. She heads to the Rolex Combination. Nice with

:03:01.:03:06.

him but it seems quite slow to the eye. We will get a gauge any second

:03:07.:03:17.

now. Yes, well of time. -- off time. I don't think she will be too

:03:18.:03:21.

concerned. She has had some brilliant horses over the years and

:03:22.:03:30.

has done a great job with them. Not always the fastest at cross-country

:03:31.:03:34.

but she has had horses capable of doing the job. She patted the horse

:03:35.:03:42.

and wiped off the sweat of her breaches. Very ladylike! And Bill

:03:43.:03:47.

Levett with improvised, the ten-year-old. -- Improvise. A very

:03:48.:03:57.

respectable fourth position and a punch of the air from him. Now some

:03:58.:04:09.

of those less fortunate. Sarah Bullimore and Valentino V

:04:10.:04:14.

approaching the Malting's. Price and Ringwood Sky Boy parting company in

:04:15.:04:22.

the arena. Just Ironic depositing Craig Nicolai into the lake.

:04:23.:04:31.

the arena. Just Ironic depositing O'Donoghue and pirates taking a

:04:32.:04:38.

crunching fall at the Malting's. -- Pirate. A heavy tumble as well for

:04:39.:04:47.

Algebra and Natalie Blundell al at the Classics Leaf Pit. Magennis

:04:48.:04:57.

approaching the Rolex Combination for Jim Newsam. Neil Spratt denied

:04:58.:05:16.

by Malting's. Germany's Kai Ruder and Gryffindor in trouble at the

:05:17.:05:23.

bounce. The good news is that all of those horses appeared to be fine as

:05:24.:05:26.

they went for further veterinary checks. Happy Times leading. Clifton

:05:27.:05:39.

promised in second place. KBIS Briarlands Matilda in third. And

:05:40.:05:46.

Improvise in fourth place but some big guns to come. The 28-year-old

:05:47.:05:52.

American, Hannah Sue Burnett with Harbour Pilot through the Trout

:05:53.:05:59.

Hatchery. Chucked onto the horse's neck, so wasted some time on

:06:00.:06:05.

landing. Lots of time on the turn and she is clear, which is what

:06:06.:06:12.

matters. 14th after the dressage. Her first Burghley. Steep learning

:06:13.:06:18.

curve, isn't it? And a steep drop, too. You could see that her head

:06:19.:06:23.

dropped. As soon as you allow your head to drop, you are in the wrong

:06:24.:06:28.

position to make the turn and so she had to add an extra strides, wasting

:06:29.:06:34.

time and adding distance. But they are still clear. The time that you

:06:35.:06:43.

have posted is pretty competitive. Top four or five. Yes, he is a quick

:06:44.:06:48.

course. He is one of those horses that gets adrenaline and he was a

:06:49.:06:52.

bit hard to manage at the end. Fortunately most of the work is done

:06:53.:06:56.

in the first two thirds so he wasn't running away with me but if you had

:06:57.:07:00.

some really technical and difficult lines, it would be much more

:07:01.:07:07.

difficult. He has stepped up to the plate today and given me a great

:07:08.:07:14.

ride. Really pleased. They'll is chuffed. Karin Donckers heads

:07:15.:07:21.

towards the end of her round. Pretty steady. Not spectacular with the

:07:22.:07:29.

speed. Be surprising if she can hold her ninth position from the

:07:30.:07:32.

dressage. She seems to have dropped back here. Yes, she has not been

:07:33.:07:40.

that quick. But she is hailing a cab with her left hand. The horse is

:07:41.:07:46.

still jumping brilliantly. A of scope and the stamina is there. Once

:07:47.:07:50.

it has more experience, I should think the next time we see her

:07:51.:07:54.

happy. Competition, they would more competitive on the clock. -- next

:07:55.:08:09.

time we see her she will be used to the competition. That was pretty

:08:10.:08:20.

easy. This is a lovely horse. New combination coming over from

:08:21.:08:27.

America. You can see how happy Hannah is, smiling as she leaves the

:08:28.:08:33.

fence. Tremendous buzz for her. They were 15th in Kentucky earlier this

:08:34.:08:41.

year. By all accounts, only just missed out on selection for the

:08:42.:08:46.

games in the United States. That gives you an idea of the standards

:08:47.:08:50.

they are achieving together. And she is going the quick way, which is

:08:51.:08:54.

brave for a first timer at Burnley and she makes it pretty easily. --

:08:55.:09:03.

Burghley. Karin Donckers is well outside the time but finishing off

:09:04.:09:13.

on Lamicell Unique. Not bad for that little horse. She will be thrilled

:09:14.:09:18.

and you have to be happy with that. A minute and a half overtime but it

:09:19.:09:25.

is proving almost impossible to get the time. Gemma Tattersall, 27th

:09:26.:09:35.

after the dressage, and Arctic Soul. A real competitor, Gemma. She has

:09:36.:09:40.

had a lot of different horses coming up through the ranks of juniors and

:09:41.:09:44.

young riders. Now a serious competitor at 4-star level. And a

:09:45.:09:55.

flyer. Just over half a minute and punching the air. Hannah is very

:09:56.:09:59.

happy and she has every right to be. That was a brilliant round. Yes, she

:10:00.:10:05.

has been around Kentucky but Burghley is something else on top of

:10:06.:10:10.

that. She certainly held her own and she has done her country proud

:10:11.:10:15.

indeed. Piggy French's second ride of the day on Jakata. Second

:10:16.:10:18.

Badminton together back in 2011. Hannah Sue Burnett has just got

:10:19.:10:31.

round her first Burghley course. You have found your mum. What did you

:10:32.:10:36.

tell her? Nothing because she was screaming at the top of her lungs

:10:37.:10:40.

and saying you did it! How did it feel? It felt fast. He was on it. I

:10:41.:10:48.

was so happy with him all the way round. Looking for the flags. He did

:10:49.:10:52.

not back off from anything. Sometimes he wants to run so the

:10:53.:10:56.

riding is tough with him. As soon as I jumped through the first

:10:57.:10:59.

combination I knew he would be great because he was turning and being

:11:00.:11:04.

awesome. Hannah just about the happiest young lady I have seen so

:11:05.:11:09.

far. This is Gemma Tattersall. How will she be after the round on

:11:10.:11:14.

Arctic Soul? Short listed for the World Equestrian Games and

:11:15.:11:17.

eliminated at Badminton after riding the wrong way having gone well

:11:18.:11:22.

otherwise. Now the Rolex Combination. Looking good. Yes, and

:11:23.:11:29.

good on the time, too, just 15 seconds over. This thoroughbred

:11:30.:11:35.

should not find the hills and the stamina too much for him. A great

:11:36.:11:39.

gallop. She is having quite a job setting him up for the Dairy Farm.

:11:40.:11:46.

Most of the horses having to work quite hard as they turn into this

:11:47.:11:50.

one at the top. She is going the quick way. That is brave. Will it

:11:51.:12:01.

work? Good girl. Very positive. Arctic Soul's father was a

:12:02.:12:06.

tremendous racehorse, trained by Clive Brittain. Not that many years

:12:07.:12:13.

ago. Now Jakata into the Trout Hatchery. I am delighted to CPD

:12:14.:12:26.

riding at this level. -- to see Piggy. She has had some horses going

:12:27.:12:31.

off over the years and to have two back at this level is fantastic. Now

:12:32.:12:38.

we welcome into the arena The Deputy and Jonelle Price. 28 after the

:12:39.:12:42.

dressage but The Deputy finished fifth here last year so a

:12:43.:12:48.

fascinating contender. Yes, she turned inside. The horse had a

:12:49.:12:50.

little luck and she came inside again at the final element. Probably

:12:51.:13:02.

part of the reason is that the horse looks so incredibly polite. As he is

:13:03.:13:07.

galloping down there, I envisage a city gent with spectacles on his

:13:08.:13:11.

galloping down there, I envisage a nose. A charming horse. Jonelle had

:13:12.:13:21.

a fantastic World Equestrian Games, finishing fourth, and giving her

:13:22.:13:26.

horse one of the great rounds of modern times. It was wonderful. The

:13:27.:13:34.

horse was produced by Karen Dixon, one of the great team members of the

:13:35.:13:40.

past. Jonelle Price is in superb form. Look at the determination on

:13:41.:13:50.

that face! She is holding her back, saying wait for me, but the horse is

:13:51.:13:58.

saying, I am going, mum! Gemma's first ride here since 2007, and she

:13:59.:14:02.

seems to be enjoying the experience. Arctic Soul heading for

:14:03.:14:08.

home. The combinations are not that tricky towards the end of the course

:14:09.:14:11.

at Burnley but they are going in and out of the water twice. --

:14:12.:14:18.

Burghley. That in itself can sap your energy. Slightly hurdling the

:14:19.:14:29.

boats but going well. Piggy French with Jakata, again well off the

:14:30.:14:33.

clock. Only really four big names to come and the clock has not been done

:14:34.:14:38.

yet. I am surprised. Last year was a huge effort. Only a couple inside

:14:39.:14:45.

the time. They really had to work hard for it. The ground looked

:14:46.:14:51.

perfect and was beautifully produced but maybe it is taking more out of

:14:52.:14:57.

the horses than we expected. The hills always do. Gemma is kicking

:14:58.:15:01.

for the finish and a pretty good time. Into fifth place, 28 seconds

:15:02.:15:07.

over, and she is very happy with the horse, giving him all the credit and

:15:08.:15:11.

waving to the crowd. Make the most of it! Back with Jonelle Price and

:15:12.:15:16.

The Deputy into the Trout Hatchery. What was interesting was the way she

:15:17.:15:32.

added a stride into the lock, meaning so much control and going

:15:33.:15:39.

quick through the combination. The more control you jump this, drop in

:15:40.:15:46.

and turn at the same time. You can see she is pulling the horse round,

:15:47.:15:51.

gets the step out, and then is quite ready for the turn to the final

:15:52.:15:52.

brush corner. Again you can see that making up the

:15:53.:16:06.

time is difficult. Still a good minute and a half if not more from

:16:07.:16:12.

the finish. Penalties certain for Jakata but a question of how many.

:16:13.:16:29.

Jakata is 16 now. He has had problems and moments over the years

:16:30.:16:34.

but lovely to see him back here. So much ability and she will be

:16:35.:16:37.

delighted to have him back at this level. Gemma, well done. Look at you

:16:38.:16:47.

grinning. Amazing ride. He is a fantastic horse and so relieved to

:16:48.:16:50.

have gone round clear and with a fast time. Those are rare. Yes, very

:16:51.:16:56.

rare. He is a full thoroughbred and he eats up the ground and love that.

:16:57.:17:00.

He pulled my absolute arms out but he seems fine and I am over the

:17:01.:17:14.

moon. Piggy French with Westwood Mariner was in eighth place. She

:17:15.:17:21.

pushes for the line. 75 on Westwood Mariner and exactly the same on

:17:22.:17:27.

Jakata. Exactly the same. She will be one ahead on Jakata because he

:17:28.:17:31.

was faster. Her supporters and owners will be delighted. They have

:17:32.:17:37.

been terrific supporters of Piggy over the years. Sam Griffiths

:17:38.:17:44.

leading from Jock Paget in second place but the big guns are still to

:17:45.:17:49.

come. William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townend, Andrew Nicholson and Aoife

:17:50.:17:54.

Clark for Ireland shortly as well. This is Jonelle Price again, the

:17:55.:17:59.

Olympic bronze medallist in the team event for New Zealand. Tremendous. I

:18:00.:18:09.

love watching her rode. -- ride. I love this horse. Because he doesn't

:18:10.:18:12.

pull and she keeps riding him all the time, it makes him quicker. This

:18:13.:18:16.

horse. Because he doesn't pull and she keeps riding him all the time,

:18:17.:18:25.

it makes him quicker. . The strong ones, you waste time setting them up

:18:26.:18:29.

for the fences. This one is back in a rhythm. Jonelle Price inside the

:18:30.:18:35.

time but not by much relatively speaking. A chance of getting into

:18:36.:18:42.

the mix. I agree with you. I don't think we are going to see anybody in

:18:43.:18:49.

the time. We have been putting money on people being inside time but they

:18:50.:19:03.

will be losing their pennies. Aoife Clark on Vaguely North. Based in

:19:04.:19:07.

Chipping Norton these days. This pairing seventh on the dressage. A

:19:08.:19:13.

bit hesitant. That was not a perfect start. It was either going to be a

:19:14.:19:23.

stand-off or an extra one and she went for the extra one. She is a

:19:24.:19:27.

lovely person and great competitor but it is the first time at

:19:28.:19:30.

Burghley. She has been round Badminton and on the Irish team.

:19:31.:19:43.

Tight. This is very brave, to jump that straight having nearly fallen

:19:44.:19:48.

over. 90% of riders would have just got up from that and if they were

:19:49.:19:52.

still in it, they would have pulled left and gone them away, but he

:19:53.:19:57.

obviously thought the horse was OK. She gave it time to recover and then

:19:58.:20:02.

said, come on, let's go. A little bit wild but they are intact. She

:20:03.:20:10.

needs to settle down and get things smoother. Jonelle Price heading to

:20:11.:20:21.

the cuttings. An extra couple of strides preferred. Aoife Clark

:20:22.:20:29.

coming down to the Trout Hatchery. Give the horse time, don't rush.

:20:30.:20:39.

That wasn't bad at all. A lot smoother than Discovery Valley.

:20:40.:20:49.

The Deputy into The Lion bridge. Huge crowds by the water and near

:20:50.:21:00.

the bridge. About a minute from home here. Aoife Clark looking at the

:21:01.:21:06.

clock as she comes to the halfway point. What she is doing is what we

:21:07.:21:15.

are seeing, half a minute over. A little tap on the shoulder to say,

:21:16.:21:17.

come on, focus. That is a two stride. We saw Matilda

:21:18.:21:37.

going on through. But Vaguely North was two and a half and said he can't

:21:38.:21:43.

do it. Disappointing for Aoife Clark but it has slightly been heading

:21:44.:21:47.

that way as we watched the horse going round here. A bit fractious as

:21:48.:21:55.

times. She almost aimed the horse at the highest part trying to make the

:21:56.:21:59.

turn and the horse said no, can't do that. She is out of the competition.

:22:00.:22:06.

Two penalties. She is but she is clearly very gutsy. She trained with

:22:07.:22:11.

you for a while. Yes, when she left school, she stayed with us for a

:22:12.:22:15.

while. She is a super person and true competitor. Vaguely North, he

:22:16.:22:23.

has been off the radar despite sharing good form three years ago.

:22:24.:22:29.

Had a bit of a problem with injury, which sometimes happens. He has got

:22:30.:22:36.

the ability but maybe a bit ring rusty and feeling under pressure.

:22:37.:22:45.

The Deputy and Jonelle Price were fifth last year and that round puts

:22:46.:22:48.

them in eighth place with some big guns to come. Satisfactory? Yes, she

:22:49.:23:00.

is in cracking form at the moment. Aoife Clark and this massive ditch,

:23:01.:23:05.

which you don't want to stand and look down on for too long. You want

:23:06.:23:09.

to jump it at speed and get it out of the way. William Fox-Pitt, six

:23:10.:23:15.

times a winner here, starts his round on Bay My Hero. The pairing

:23:16.:23:24.

won in Kentucky earlier this year. Went clear in the time there. And

:23:25.:23:31.

onto show-jumping. The only penalties were picked up in the

:23:32.:23:34.

dressage. A lovely horse and a real winner. Trained at Tattersall's in

:23:35.:23:47.

Ireland. He won the one star, the to star and then the three star and now

:23:48.:23:56.

he is winning at 4-star level. One of the favourites at Burghley.

:23:57.:23:59.

Currently in second place after the dressage. He just clipped the rail.

:24:00.:24:06.

Another to turn inside, a bit shy. The horse got a bit close and gave

:24:07.:24:09.

it a thump but hopefully that will waken up the horse and rider.

:24:10.:24:16.

Another tremendous World Equestrian Games Fort -- for William. So

:24:17.:24:31.

competitive. Such a great rider. And so cool. I never see him flustered

:24:32.:24:38.

and his horses are never flustered. Our own temperaments show up on the

:24:39.:24:41.

horses as well. Steady! Yikes! That is a painful

:24:42.:24:57.

one. Just a little bit brave coming down the hill. She had seen her

:24:58.:25:02.

stride from a long way out and that is not the right kind of fence to do

:25:03.:25:09.

that. And she hits the ground hard. Fortunately the horse gets up and so

:25:10.:25:13.

does she. This is a brilliant place for people to watch because they can

:25:14.:25:18.

sit on the bank and they get two chances to see them go through

:25:19.:25:22.

Discovery Valley. William coming back through it now.

:25:23.:25:27.

Discovery Valley. William coming still leading. But a fast, clear

:25:28.:25:29.

round from William could see him into the lead. Clare Balding is

:25:30.:25:37.

enjoying all the excitement of William's round. And now another big

:25:38.:25:43.

contender, Oliver Townend on Armada. 12th place after the

:25:44.:25:47.

dressage and Armada renowned as a good cross-country course. Yes, a

:25:48.:25:56.

very good horse. Oliver has had him now for a few years. He is no

:25:57.:26:07.

stranger to the winners' enclosure. He did not have a great ride last

:26:08.:26:13.

week in the World Championships. The ground was pretty horrendous and his

:26:14.:26:17.

horse hated it so he quite rightly pulled up and decided to save the

:26:18.:26:23.

horse for another day. Armada is a serious cross-country horse and

:26:24.:26:32.

competitor. Silly run out at the Dairy Mound, so a lot to prove this

:26:33.:26:39.

time. Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero coming into the Trout Hatchery.

:26:40.:26:46.

Good turn. That is as quick as any we have seen. Not flustered, as I

:26:47.:26:57.

mentioned, just positive and effortless. Good credentials,

:26:58.:27:10.

Townend. The Dairy Mound caught them out last year. Massive stride, this

:27:11.:27:16.

horse, and sometimes that can be the undoing of horses when they need to

:27:17.:27:24.

be neat and nimble. Bay My Hero 24 seconds over. One of the quick ones

:27:25.:27:29.

that still behind the clock. Quite a lot of climbing up the hill to do.

:27:30.:27:37.

Another one to chip in a third stride. The honesty of the horse was

:27:38.:27:45.

brilliant. He never thought anything other than I am going between those

:27:46.:27:52.

flags. Avebury and Andrew Nicholson. A great ten minutes here will take

:27:53.:27:57.

them closer to history. Burghley history in the making. No

:27:58.:28:00.

combination has won three years running. Avebury on his way. A

:28:01.:28:07.

smashing horse and we will see much more of him shortly. Back to William

:28:08.:28:12.

Fox-Pitt and the Dairy Farm. Hopefully not giving his wife Alice

:28:13.:28:17.

too many anxious moments. She is due any moment with their fourth child.

:28:18.:28:26.

He took the quick route and got away with it. A bit hairy. Alice is

:28:27.:28:32.

probably sitting at home, waiting for the inevitable. Now Armada and

:28:33.:28:42.

Oliver Townend. Fox-Pitt did it really well. He is adding that

:28:43.:28:49.

stride. He left a legates macro quick recovery from Oliver. -- he

:28:50.:28:59.

left a leg! Despite that mishap, a quick turn back out so has not

:29:00.:29:07.

wasted a lot of time. That left front leg is completely left behind

:29:08.:29:11.

and the horse does a brilliant job to recover and Oliver's reactions

:29:12.:29:14.

are spectacular. Quick and effective. Armada got into the

:29:15.:29:27.

difficulty by leaving a leg that helps the rider out. Just a puff of

:29:28.:29:31.

the cheeks from Andrew Nicholson. Into the arena and the slalom

:29:32.:29:36.

fences. Some have glided round and some have found it a real problem.

:29:37.:29:42.

He has decided to go longer. He has not altered the rhythm so he has not

:29:43.:29:47.

wasted any time. Sometimes trying to do the tight line, you waste time by

:29:48.:29:51.

shortening the horse and setting it up more. You add more strides.

:29:52.:29:58.

Andrew just get a lovely, balanced flow and did not waste any time. A

:29:59.:30:05.

fantastic course and they would not have achieved what they have done

:30:06.:30:11.

together otherwise. -- fantastic horse. If you have never seen a brew

:30:12.:30:15.

before, you are probably getting the message about how effective he is.

:30:16.:30:26.

-- Avebury. All welcome at Burghley. Never seen so many dogs in my life.

:30:27.:30:35.

It would be great for Andrew to pull off the hat-trick and for me

:30:36.:30:39.

particularly it would be a great achievement for Wraysbury, the owner

:30:40.:30:46.

of the horse, who has done so much for British eventing. If anybody

:30:47.:30:50.

deserves a horse to pull of this historic feat, then she does. I

:30:51.:30:59.

wonder what sort of a watcher she is? Presumably behind the tent

:31:00.:31:05.

somewhere. She doesn't smoke, but if she had, she would be at now.

:31:06.:31:11.

As good as any, quick, effective and wasted not a second getting back

:31:12.:31:16.

into the rhythm. Oliver Townend then, what is the clock going to say

:31:17.:31:22.

about him? Competitive, I'd say. Yes, very, very. We know this horse

:31:23.:31:26.

has the gallop. He has the big stride, so he could be one that, as

:31:27.:31:31.

long as he is not running out of juice, which I doubt that he will

:31:32.:31:35.

be, he would be one that could make up a the bit of time back down the

:31:36.:31:43.

hill. Beautiful Burghley House in the background. A nice turn. Never

:31:44.:31:47.

in any doubt about where he was going. William Fox Pitt initially

:31:48.:31:57.

held by I have aia Clark's fall -- Aoife. That was interesting, It is

:31:58.:32:05.

not easy to be stopped at the course and particularly to come to the wide

:32:06.:32:10.

oxer for your first jump. William got off the horse and led it around

:32:11.:32:14.

for a minute or two, so the horse was a little bit, probably, cooled

:32:15.:32:17.

down and, that, there, jumping into the water was a little bit sticky.

:32:18.:32:21.

That's probably the effect of having been held on the course. He jumped

:32:22.:32:26.

the Oxer beautifully but the horse is probably just a little bit

:32:27.:32:30.

surprised about being stopped and started on the course. He looked a

:32:31.:32:33.

little bit green going into the water but again, William, ever the

:32:34.:32:37.

competitor, is back into the rhythm fairly quickly. I just hope he

:32:38.:32:44.

doesn't lose too much ground. He would have been chuffed with his

:32:45.:32:48.

position after the dressage. But the clock is going to be very, very

:32:49.:32:52.

important here. Of it could just be that he just loses ground on a few

:32:53.:32:57.

here. Yes, sometimes when you are held, the horse gets a bit of a

:32:58.:33:02.

breather, sometimes it can actually switch off. You never quite know,

:33:03.:33:06.

until you are in that situation, how it is going to affect them.

:33:07.:33:16.

That was quick. Spectacular. Mr Nicholson is in form. Being well but

:33:17.:33:30.

now William Fox-Pitt at the last. Penalties racking up. Slowly sure by

:33:31.:33:37.

he crosses the line. 16.03. Puts him 11 penalty points off the lead and

:33:38.:33:40.

in fourth Yeah, a little bit slow for which will yachl. He will be --

:33:41.:33:45.

for William. He will be happy with the horse. Now Andrew Nicholson

:33:46.:33:49.

almost has the stage to himself on Avebury. Oliver Townend still out

:33:50.:33:55.

there with armada. -- Armada. Here Avebury at the Maltings. You are so

:33:56.:34:02.

right, that discovery valley and the Trout Hatchery, almost textbook.

:34:03.:34:07.

Yes, a masterclass in riding cross country we are seeing at the moment.

:34:08.:34:12.

Let's hope I'm not putting the commentator's curse on him but he

:34:13.:34:18.

looks so impressive. Andrew, kicking away from that fence saying - come

:34:19.:34:26.

on Avebury, we are not done yet. Avebury on his way, then, what a

:34:27.:34:30.

fantastic slice of history it would be if he could pull it off. But

:34:31.:34:34.

still, so much more to be done and now the clock, quick, quick, and is

:34:35.:34:39.

that a smile? Almost as if Nicholson saw the clock himself? A smile or a

:34:40.:34:44.

grimace. Certainly licking his lips there. Maybe he is tasting success.

:34:45.:34:49.

But that's the fastest we have seen on the clock to that point on the

:34:50.:34:55.

course. If Avebury has the energy, Andrew has the determination. Are

:34:56.:34:59.

you expecting his stamina to hold out all right? Yes, I do. No-one

:35:00.:35:04.

will be better at getting a horse fit enough than Andrew and the horse

:35:05.:35:10.

is known to run on well. He got a bit tired at Kentucky earlier this

:35:11.:35:14.

year but there was some question mark as to whether he had a bug or

:35:15.:35:18.

virus on him. That would be the exception rather than the rule. The

:35:19.:35:24.

horse normally runs on right to the end and, he is a really, honest,

:35:25.:35:32.

generous horse, and just keeps giving. I knew Andrew was going for

:35:33.:35:37.

the steps. He said it was a no-brainer, that was the way he was

:35:38.:35:51.

going. CLARE That looked hard work. Well, I'm delighted with him. That

:35:52.:35:57.

was hard work. You can make up the time at the end down the Winner's

:35:58.:36:01.

Avenue, he couldn't because he was going deep. He tried. He did his

:36:02.:36:05.

best. I'm delighted with him. Oliver Townend, then. Now, this time

:36:06.:36:12.

looks pretty solid as well as he comes down towards Stamford Station.

:36:13.:36:21.

Tremendous leap from him. He has a lot of scope when he is on song. We

:36:22.:36:28.

are seeing some of the best of him here. Yes, he has a phenomenal jump.

:36:29.:36:32.

It was interesting what William was saying, the horses were being in

:36:33.:36:37.

Winners' skaep avenue, the ground was thicker than we expected. That's

:36:38.:36:41.

the point on the course we expect horses to make up time. Once they

:36:42.:36:45.

have got to the top of the hill, they get a second win and run all

:36:46.:36:49.

down. If the ground was sticky, thats' possibly -- that's possibly

:36:50.:36:50.

part of the reason thats' possibly -- that's possibly

:36:51.:36:53.

getting anyone here the time and that, along with a slow beginning,

:36:54.:36:59.

butI have certainly doing his utmost here to get to that time. -- but

:37:00.:37:04.

Oliver certainly doing his utmost here to get to the time. He is not

:37:05.:37:10.

going to do it but he will be one of the quicker ones. He is going well.

:37:11.:37:13.

Inside the last minute for Oliver Townend. Here is Avebury again at

:37:14.:37:21.

the cots more leap. So far -- Cottesmore.

:37:22.:37:32.

I hope he -- -- the owner keeps hold of that dog. Oliver squeezes him

:37:33.:37:38.

into the line. He is not slow by much and goes into second place

:37:39.:37:41.

there, behind Sam Griffiths and ahead of Jock Paget. Big smile on

:37:42.:37:50.

Oliver's face. And that would be great for Oliver, he'll love that.

:37:51.:38:05.

And now, it is all about Avebury. Of Capability's Cuttings. So far

:38:06.:38:11.

Avebury has been terrific. And brilliant through that Capability's

:38:12.:38:14.

Cutting there. He took the quick route. The footwork of the horse at

:38:15.:38:19.

the top of the bank, almost a half stride a trot step to put himself

:38:20.:38:25.

right and flies that big wide oxer. He is still full of rung. He has his

:38:26.:38:31.

ears pricked, still going forward. Big jump into the water. A lovely

:38:32.:38:35.

picture. When the horse has its ears pricked

:38:36.:38:37.

picture. When the horse has its ears it is great to behold. It is a

:38:38.:38:43.

brilliant watch. I hope you are enjoying t the Lincolnshire Goose

:38:44.:38:47.

brilliant watch. I hope you are hasn't caused many problems at all.

:38:48.:38:54.

I know a few of the riders don't like it. Over the years it has put a

:38:55.:39:00.

few on the deck but I don't think it has been a problem this year. This

:39:01.:39:04.

horse is still full of running. Yes, it is good. And Andrew has seen his

:39:05.:39:08.

spot from quite a long way out there. He is accelerating, gritting

:39:09.:39:13.

his teeth. Getting at everything and Avebury is coming up with the

:39:14.:39:18.

answers. Second last. He is going to pick up penalties but not very many.

:39:19.:39:24.

He has, of course, the score of Sam Griffiths in his mind, 49.8 is

:39:25.:39:30.

Griffiths' lead marker. Final fence for Nicholson, a tap with the whip,

:39:31.:39:34.

Avebury responds gallantly. He is across the line. He goes into first

:39:35.:39:44.

place, a tremendous round. Avebury, a step closer to history. Fantastic.

:39:45.:39:49.

Could not be better. Classic ride from Mr Nicholson. CLARE BALDING: We

:39:50.:39:56.

talked earlier about how Avebury could be the perfect Burghley

:39:57.:40:00.

course. He saw it. He had to keep going. He has come up with the

:40:01.:40:03.

fastest cross country clear round of the day. Last to go out there.

:40:04.:40:06.

Brilliant riding from Andrew Nicholson. The horse just loved it.

:40:07.:40:10.

It suits him so well. They go into the lead ahead of the show jumping.

:40:11.:40:17.

Of the 63 horse who is started, 42 completed the cross country but

:40:18.:40:20.

sadly Auto, who didn't was fatally injured. Our condolences to his

:40:21.:40:26.

rider and the owners. Andrew Nicholson out in front. Two good

:40:27.:40:31.

rides from Piggy French in 12 and 13 but let's get the reaction from our

:40:32.:40:36.

leader. How much would it mean to you to be the first combination,

:40:37.:40:40.

ever to win Burghley three times? It would be immense, wouldn't it? Just

:40:41.:40:44.

for the horse, as well. For a horse to do that, is quite something. You

:40:45.:40:51.

know He has been a favourite in the yard and, I think we would be very,

:40:52.:40:56.

very proud of him. I'm proud of him anyway. But to win three four stars

:40:57.:41:01.

in the same place. So we come to the final day of competition, the sun

:41:02.:41:05.

has come out for the show-jumping we have a tight, twisty, turny course,

:41:06.:41:10.

we could see lots of mistakes. It is four penalty points for a knockdown.

:41:11.:41:14.

The leaderboard could change but Andrew Nicholson is on to make

:41:15.:41:18.

history. Let's find out whether he does it or whether somebody from

:41:19.:41:22.

lower down the leaderboard to overtake him. Your commentary same

:41:23.:41:29.

is Ian Stark and John hunt. Jonelle price, first, on board The

:41:30.:41:34.

Deputy, a top ten finisher, a couple of years ago. It is worth reminding

:41:35.:41:42.

you, as the drama builds, that Jakata has been withdrawn, Piggy

:41:43.:41:46.

French's horse who was laying in that position and also,

:41:47.:41:49.

significantly withdrawn, Harbour Pilot who was in 7th. So now we are

:41:50.:41:54.

looking at the current 10th place horse, the Deputy, carrying

:41:55.:41:59.

penalties of 71. 1 into this show jumping round.

:42:00.:42:03.

Jonelle, as we said had a brilliant week last week at the World

:42:04.:42:13.

Championships. Classic Moet had one show jump down which actually cost

:42:14.:42:20.

her the bronze medal individually. This course of Richard Jeffrey's

:42:21.:42:26.

here, technically difficult. The first three are ascending, not too

:42:27.:42:30.

bad and suddenly to the line, four, five and six, four strides and then

:42:31.:42:33.

five strides. Quite a formidable line. The first and third element of

:42:34.:42:41.

that line are both square. It is all the way downhill in this arena which

:42:42.:42:50.

tends to look flat but is actually quite a lot of ups and downs and

:42:51.:42:56.

bumps in the course. And this crucial line here - do they go for

:42:57.:43:01.

stride left or do they add? She is down the hill. She has hit a few but

:43:02.:43:06.

still standing and fine for time by my calculations. It is interesting.

:43:07.:43:10.

Some horses can hit every fence and get away and others tap one and it

:43:11.:43:15.

comes down. It is all about how they hit them and how hard they hit them.

:43:16.:43:19.

The right turn now into the second last. She arrives here with ten

:43:20.:43:23.

seconds on the clock. She should be fine. She's done exactly that. Now

:43:24.:43:26.

the final fence. A double combination. You can hear the cheer

:43:27.:43:34.

for yourself there, Jonelle Price is clear. So, that's a tremendous

:43:35.:43:41.

result. She will carry forward her final score, 71.1. There are plenty

:43:42.:43:48.

in front of her, including William Fox Pitt who could yet fall behind

:43:49.:43:58.

here. -- behind her. In 9th place, Under The Clocks, and is the

:43:59.:44:02.

Australian, Murray Lamperd is the rider here. The arena here at

:44:03.:44:07.

Burghley under lovely blue skies, and it falls silent once again.

:44:08.:44:12.

These riders, presumably Ian, will be full of confidence that the time

:44:13.:44:15.

shouldn't be a factor. Going clear is the issue. Worth reminding people

:44:16.:44:19.

that last year, not one of the top ten went clear. Not one. No, there

:44:20.:44:24.

were some tired horses at the end of the cross country last year. I have

:44:25.:44:28.

to say, the horses look quite fresh today, which is a good testament to

:44:29.:44:32.

the ground conditions out there on the cross country course.

:44:33.:44:56.

That's a shame. One down, the first one down.

:44:57.:45:03.

Very few clear rounds on the three day event in the show jumping. That

:45:04.:45:10.

is because it has been a long, strenuous day in the cross country

:45:11.:45:14.

before. Four miles of galloping up and down hill and over these solid

:45:15.:45:18.

fences. They do feel a bit different, the horses when they come

:45:19.:45:21.

into this phase. So horse that is would normally show jump clear day

:45:22.:45:26.

after day, are not always quite so careful at this three-day event.

:45:27.:45:35.

Young Harry Zennies had a few down -- Harry Dzenis had a few down.

:45:36.:45:42.

Emotionally and mentally it can be quite tiring and also there are

:45:43.:45:44.

Emotionally and mentally it can be crowds and that can have an effect

:45:45.:45:48.

on horse that is are not used to it. The conclusion of Murray Lamperd's

:45:49.:45:52.

round. Might get a time penal ti. He does. A couple of them. He should be

:45:53.:45:59.

pleased with his two jumps down, to 79:.

:46:00.:46:04.

So clearly, Jonelle Price for New Zealand jumps ahead of him in the

:46:05.:46:07.

order. Starting in eighth place. Bill

:46:08.:46:22.

Levett for Australia on Improvise. 69. Had is the score they carry into

:46:23.:46:27.

Levett for Australia on Improvise. their show jumping round. Improvise

:46:28.:46:31.

was, let's just say, unusual to watch - unconventional, around his

:46:32.:46:37.

cross country yesterday. Certainly enthusiastic. He was 9th in the four

:46:38.:46:40.

snar Germany earlier this year. I have to say, he was keen yesterday

:46:41.:47:01.

but his jumping never deteriorated. He is one of the quickest so far to

:47:02.:47:11.

this point as well. The clock shouldn't be a factor for him. What

:47:12.:47:15.

we were saying about horses being a little more tired on the final day

:47:16.:47:18.

of a three-day event. I don't think the time should be too demanding but

:47:19.:47:21.

this horse doesn't look the time should be too demanding but

:47:22.:47:24.

done anything yesterday. It is full of running. Jumping well. Bill

:47:25.:47:31.

Levett's round reaching its conclusion here. Again, very, very

:47:32.:47:32.

neat. Three to jump. He loved that, didn't he? A lovely

:47:33.:48:03.

clear round, comfortably within the time. And Bill Levett 69.59. He

:48:04.:48:09.

carries his score forward and he, currently, with seven to go, in

:48:10.:48:14.

first place. It will be a minor miracle if he were to win it, not

:48:15.:48:17.

going to happen, is it, Ian? Probably not but it could well see

:48:18.:48:22.

him moving up the order quite a bit. The pressure gets greater and

:48:23.:48:26.

greater as we move up the order to the ones in the lead. A clear round

:48:27.:48:28.

is always a big positive. For Great Britain, Gemma Tattersall.

:48:29.:48:44.

Arctic Soul. 7th place at the start of the show jumping element. 64.2 is

:48:45.:48:59.

her penalty score, carried forward. This is the one from cross country,

:49:00.:49:06.

you will probably remember, thoroughbred, bred. Her sire was

:49:07.:49:12.

fabulous. A flat racehorse, not a jumper, I should point out. It is

:49:13.:49:15.

quite interesting because most of the horses that get to the top of

:49:16.:49:20.

eventing have come off the flat, not off the jumping breeding.

:49:21.:49:32.

Once they have jumped over brush fences in steeple chase, the

:49:33.:49:38.

technique changes and they are not always quite as careful in this

:49:39.:49:42.

phase but the flat bred horses are so much more physically stronger and

:49:43.:49:47.

more power envelope their back hand they seem to cope. Gemma seemed to

:49:48.:49:53.

clout the fourth, but it was secure. Her time is fine as well.

:49:54.:50:03.

. She is looking, dare I say t quite confident, at the moment. -- dare I

:50:04.:50:10.

say it. Going nicely, then for Gemma

:50:11.:50:25.

Tattersall. Three to jump. Time is not an issue, she is fine there.

:50:26.:50:27.

Absolutely fine. She gave that last one a kick but

:50:28.:50:40.

she gives the punch in the air. Happy she can be, with her week's

:50:41.:50:48.

work. With six to g she's the leader in the clubhouse.

:50:49.:50:49.

-- with six to go. And now, the great William Fox-Pitt,

:50:50.:51:17.

six times a winner at Burghley. An eventing legend, just about

:51:18.:51:21.

everybody here in this arena will be willing him on here. The mathematics

:51:22.:51:28.

suggests he requires a massive amount here to go his way. He is on

:51:29.:51:35.

60.3 penalties. Remember, the leader Avebury on 46.1. So he is a fair way

:51:36.:51:42.

off. This horse jumped well, when winning in Kentucky. Yes, he is a

:51:43.:51:47.

pretty good jumper, normally. But these hills at Burghley can take the

:51:48.:51:51.

stuffing out of horses sometimes, especially if they are not used

:51:52.:52:04.

If William goes clear, he would -- -- if they are not used to it. If

:52:05.:52:15.

William goes clear, it would need Avebury to have four. It is a tough

:52:16.:52:21.

order. It is. And much as I would wish William to go well I wouldn't

:52:22.:52:27.

want to see anybody have four down. Still a young horse. I think because

:52:28.:52:31.

he has won so much in his career already, expectations are very high

:52:32.:52:35.

but we expect he is still relatively young. But the nice thing is, he

:52:36.:52:39.

bounced out of yesterday in good form. He looks fresh. Terrific.

:52:40.:52:50.

He picked up the gasps from the crowd there. They sensed he was

:52:51.:52:56.

wrong approaching the ninth. Yes, one or two horses going down that

:52:57.:53:00.

hill are looking at the fence a little bit. Their eyes are drawn

:53:01.:53:03.

down to the base of the fence, to the little wall on the signage. The

:53:04.:53:06.

final line. Fantastic round for him. So

:53:07.:53:27.

confident inside the time as well. He will finish Burghley on 60.3 with

:53:28.:53:32.

five to go. He is the clubhouse leader.

:53:33.:53:39.

Well, this is a different picture to last year where no-one was jumping

:53:40.:53:44.

clear. Getting quite a few clear rounds. It goes to show the horses

:53:45.:53:51.

are well after yesterday. CLARE BALDING: Gemma Tattersall. You

:53:52.:53:57.

are clearly delighted? Just a little bit. I was expecting to go in and

:53:58.:54:02.

have two down. So to jump a clear round, that was amazing. When you

:54:03.:54:08.

say expecting it? The atmosphere and the crowd. He has not jumped at a

:54:09.:54:12.

three-day for a long time. I thought he would get tense and worried. How

:54:13.:54:16.

do you control yourself inyour own emotions in that situation? Take a

:54:17.:54:21.

deep breath. Believe in myself. This is the bit I'm really good at. You

:54:22.:54:26.

are going to finish 7th or better? Amazing. Can't believe T really

:54:27.:54:30.

pleased. Over the money. -- can't believe it. Great stuff. Well ridden

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today and yesterday. In 5th place for Great Britain on KBIS Briarlands

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Matilda. She was thrilled with her, cross country-wise yesterday.

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Any sort of penalty here and she will fall behind William Fox-Pitt

:54:52.:54:59.

but she will be hoping to keep her nose ahead of him. We have already

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said how brilliant Izzy is and how well she rode yesterday. And this

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mare, Matilda, is very, very well she rode yesterday. And this

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in this phase. Anything can happen, but for me, the highlight was

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yesterday when there was such a good performance, cross country. And just

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like the cross country, there is nothing, not a bomb going off would

:55:29.:55:34.

disturb her. But the horse there, the fifth one down, four faults for

:55:35.:55:36.

her. The riders have to be so incredibly

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focussed in this ring because there are so many distractions of the

:55:53.:55:56.

cameras and the crowds and again, down the hill to that vertical.

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Another one away. Eight faults for her so far.

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And Izzy Taylor finishes with a flourish A couple down -- with a

:56:26.:56:37.

flourish. A couple down, 67.5. William Fox-Pitt goes ahead of her

:56:38.:56:41.

with four riders left. I'm sure there will be an element of

:56:42.:56:46.

frustration but again, a pretty decent week. I think she will be

:56:47.:56:53.

pleased with the mare and herself. She has performed well. Clare

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Balding. Our leader in the club house, William Fox-Pitt. Rattled a

:57:00.:57:03.

couple but they stayed up. He tried hard. Spooky and a bit over-aware of

:57:04.:57:08.

the spooky jumps. A couple of lucky moments but he has been fantastic

:57:09.:57:12.

all week. I'm really pleased with him and very excited for next season

:57:13.:57:19.

and his owner Katherine wit who owns Park Lane, who is not here what a

:57:20.:57:24.

great substitute. It maybe there is too much ground to make up but you

:57:25.:57:28.

uted president pressure on the leaders I didn't expect to make up

:57:29.:57:32.

any ground. The scores were spread out. I got the time faults

:57:33.:57:36.

yesterday. Thrilled to get home and thrilled with how he coped. It is

:57:37.:57:40.

always great to jump a clear round on the last day. I wished I had done

:57:41.:57:47.

it last week. And entering the arena Clifton Promise, last year's winner

:57:48.:57:51.

before his disqualification, of course, Jock Paget, on board.

:57:52.:57:56.

Acknowledges the crowd. In fourth place. 55.2. Avebury has two fences

:57:57.:58:04.

in hand over him. So in order to put any pressure at all, he has to go

:58:05.:58:08.

clear here. Well, he is very capable of it. He had one down last year but

:58:09.:58:13.

as we have said, very few clears - well, no clears last year in the

:58:14.:58:19.

final group of horses. But very, very capable. I think he has done a

:58:20.:58:30.

good job. A good job in coping with this competition. He had a fairly

:58:31.:58:35.

ghastly year after last year and it has only recently just been started

:58:36.:58:42.

out. -- sorted out. That's a lot of added pressure for any rider to cope

:58:43.:58:44.

with. A rattle behind there. Just getting low enough with his

:58:45.:59:04.

back legs. The time is very solid. Not looking like it will be an issue

:59:05.:59:07.

at all. This will be the one that he needs

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to keep the horse off it a little bit. Not flatten down the hill.

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Rattles t but it is fine. -- rattles it. You could hear a pin drop here.

:59:30.:59:42.

The final line. A clear frowned Jock and he will put the pressure on the

:59:43.:59:50.

rest of them. -- a clear round. The last coming up. Jock Paget.

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APPLAUSE Superb. He has done exactly what he

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had to do, comfortably clear, well within the time, 55.2, his carry

:00:01.:00:05.

forward score. He can be no worse than fourth. That now puts some

:00:06.:00:09.

pressure on Oliver Townend who will be next and Sam Griffiths and Andrew

:00:10.:00:13.

Nicholson to come, of course. Just moving a little bit more uneasy in

:00:14.:00:20.

their riding boots, as Jock Paget leaves the arena. Ask A bit

:00:21.:00:34.

frustrated? Yes, normally a good jumper. I think she is tired from

:00:35.:00:42.

yesterday. Have you watched it back yet? No, I will do it later. She

:00:43.:00:48.

thinks quickly, doesn't she? Yes, she is very sharp, so you have to be

:00:49.:00:51.

quick to react to what she does which can be great and not so great.

:00:52.:00:57.

You are going to be at the front of You be's mind for the selections. --

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Yogi's mind. Yes, hopefully, for the selections. Oliver Townend on Armada

:01:13.:01:20.

was great in the cross-country yesterday. A purposeful salute to

:01:21.:01:29.

the crowd. This situation here, with one-time penalty, he will be ahead

:01:30.:01:32.

of Jock Paget and anything worse than and Jock Paget moves ahead. He

:01:33.:01:37.

will still need mistakes to come from Sam Griffiths and Andrew

:01:38.:01:44.

Nicholson. It is interesting that Oliver and William Fox-Pitt have

:01:45.:01:47.

taken their horses across to look at number five, which has been causing

:01:48.:01:50.

problems throughout number five, which has been causing

:01:51.:01:53.

coming down quite a lot. The horses have been spooked. They both took

:01:54.:02:00.

their horses to have a look. It is allowed under the rules to show your

:02:01.:02:04.

horse a fence. It is the middle one of the three down the side of the

:02:05.:02:10.

arena. Oliver Townend getting under way.

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That fence is down. His head was just a bit too high over the first

:02:21.:02:30.

of the two fences. As soon as their head is up, the back legs drop. His

:02:31.:02:40.

chance of winning has gone. Jock Paget in pole position with two to

:02:41.:02:47.

jump. Another one away. It is getting expensive.

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The winner here five years ago. Oliver Townend on Armada takes the

:03:01.:03:18.

final two fences. Another one down. Yes, not the finish you wanted by

:03:19.:03:24.

any means. 71.1, showing us how quickly things can turn. He drops

:03:25.:03:27.

right out of the playthings. Jock Paget in front with two to go. Sam

:03:28.:03:37.

Griffiths and Andrew Nicholson. Sam Griffiths next. Griffiths can afford

:03:38.:03:50.

one down and will still be ahead of Jock Paget. You will be on the

:03:51.:03:53.

podium. You have moved up to third place and waiting, I guess. Yes. I

:03:54.:03:59.

don't really like being in this position but it is the position we

:04:00.:04:03.

are in. He jumped really well and I cannot do any more so I have to wait

:04:04.:04:07.

and see what happens. You have to really look after him in the

:04:08.:04:13.

cross-country. He said that yesterday. I just mean I didn't want

:04:14.:04:17.

him to slip over because he was going too fast round the corners. He

:04:18.:04:21.

wanted to do the job, jump the jumps and be fast. The course at the

:04:22.:04:26.

beginning did not suit him as much as I would have liked. A bit rusty.

:04:27.:04:33.

But he gives me everything and that is all I can ask for. You are in

:04:34.:04:37.

third and it could get better. We will wait and see. Such a popular

:04:38.:04:45.

rider. Sam Griffiths on Happy Times. Happy Times has been on the fringe

:04:46.:04:49.

of this event as a horse three times. Great horse and great

:04:50.:04:55.

combination. I have seen some brilliant clear rounds but I have

:04:56.:05:01.

also seen him having two or three down. What sort of frame of mind is

:05:02.:05:19.

in today? -- is he. Two down and Jock Paget would go ahead of him.

:05:20.:05:23.

Clear here would stack the pressure on Avebury. They would then need to

:05:24.:05:30.

go clear to make history. Great stuff.

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Swinging to the second last. The time penalty will not be an issue

:05:36.:06:36.

but that fence down could be so costly. Last fence. The very last!

:06:37.:06:47.

Down as well. A final score of 57.8. Jock Paget is still in front.

:06:48.:06:52.

Avebury now has a massive, massive chance to make history. That was a

:06:53.:07:02.

serious disappointment and in the last one down at the very end. So

:07:03.:07:05.

frustrating. The pressure is now on. Andrew Nicholson and Avebury then,

:07:06.:07:21.

attempting to make history. No horse and rider combination has ever won

:07:22.:07:25.

Burghley three years running. On 46.1. Jock Paget and 55.2 is his

:07:26.:07:33.

target. Two fences down and he would still be fine. He can afford two so

:07:34.:07:42.

what is his mentality? To go clear! Who would know what is going through

:07:43.:07:47.

someone's mind under this sort of pressure? It is the position we all

:07:48.:07:52.

want to be in, to be in the lead on that final day, but the pressure is

:07:53.:07:57.

enormous. Thousands of people and that arena is such a lonely place.

:07:58.:08:09.

Most people that I spoke to in the press room were convinced he would

:08:10.:08:15.

get at least one down and possibly more. Can he prove them wrong?

:08:16.:08:22.

He is trying to prove everybody wrong. Now the tricky

:08:23.:08:30.

He is trying to prove everybody and he sails over it. Bang on the

:08:31.:08:33.

time. From our vantage point I can see

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Rosemary, the owner of the horse, watching this round, jumping every

:08:58.:09:01.

fence with the horse. He got away with that. People are watching

:09:02.:09:06.

through their hands in front of us. Is this history in the making? Only

:09:07.:09:13.

three left to jump. He can afford to get two down. He is clear. Two to

:09:14.:09:22.

jump. And Avebury, with the clock ticking down... Is safe over that

:09:23.:09:30.

second last! Surely but surely? It is a slice of Burghley history for

:09:31.:09:35.

the great Andrew Nicholson and the equally great Avebury! He has won

:09:36.:09:41.

Burghley again for the third time! The first combination to ever do

:09:42.:09:45.

that consecutively. A wonderful moment in eventing history. That is

:09:46.:09:52.

fantastic. Even Andrew is saluting the crowd. We see Avebury jump that

:09:53.:10:00.

final combination again. Rose Mary is on the left -- Rosemary. And his

:10:01.:10:14.

wife. A tremendous moment for Andrew Nicholson. Yesterday he delighted

:10:15.:10:17.

with a cross-country round to take him into pole position that he

:10:18.:10:21.

accomplished the task with such class. She is getting picked up and

:10:22.:10:34.

is a bit surprised! Getting a kiss. Huge celebrations because this is

:10:35.:10:40.

history. The fifth time that he has won Burghley but the third in a row

:10:41.:10:45.

and Avebury becomes the first horse ever to do that. Congratulations all

:10:46.:10:50.

round. Fabulous stuff. They are celebrating. Well done. I am going

:10:51.:10:57.

to cry in a minute. It is unbelievable. For the horse it is

:10:58.:11:01.

amazing and for the sport. It has a big following now. To win here three

:11:02.:11:07.

years in a row is unbelievable. He rattled nearly every fence but left

:11:08.:11:12.

them up. I learned a long time ago they can touch them as much as they

:11:13.:11:16.

want so long as they don't fall down. You contain your emotions very

:11:17.:11:20.

well, but looking at this around you and how much it means to people,

:11:21.:11:27.

this matters. It is key. Kevin, Annabel, the vet, the grooms,

:11:28.:11:33.

everyone. To have a horse 14 years old that has been here as many times

:11:34.:11:40.

times, it is a big team. I have got to have won three times, it is a big

:11:41.:11:48.

team. I have got the a word with Rosemary because she has been so

:11:49.:11:54.

strong in British eventing but today she is supporting New Zealand. This

:11:55.:11:59.

is your horse. Well done. Absolutely amazing and Andrew did it in true

:12:00.:12:02.

style from beginning to end. He came here when he was very young. Only

:12:03.:12:10.

about eight or nine? No, he was ten. And he has been back every year

:12:11.:12:14.

since and look what he has done in the last three. I really can't

:12:15.:12:23.

believe it! It is too emotional. Andrew Nicholson wins again,

:12:24.:12:26.

comfortably clear in the end from Jock Paget and Clifton promised in

:12:27.:12:31.

second, and Sam Griffiths who had such high hopes in third place, and

:12:32.:12:36.

William Fox-Pitt and Gemma Tattersall for Great Britain in

:12:37.:12:40.

fourth and fifth. The Australian Bill Levett in sixth, Izzy Taylor

:12:41.:12:45.

seventh. The day ends in disappointment for Oliver Townend

:12:46.:12:45.

who must have had hopes for winning himself, finishing eighth after a

:12:46.:12:50.

disappointing cross-country round with Armada. Jonelle Price and

:12:51.:12:57.

Murray Lamperd ninth and 10th. Andrew Nicholson the clear-cut

:12:58.:13:02.

winner of Burghley 2014. Andrew Nicholson is 53 years old now. He

:13:03.:13:09.

came here 31 years ago and he has completed barely more times than any

:13:10.:13:13.

other writer, but this is the highlight of everything he has

:13:14.:13:18.

achieved. -- he has completed Burghley than any other rider. He

:13:19.:13:24.

becomes the first in history to win the title three years in a row.

:13:25.:13:28.

They're wonderful moment for Andrew Nicholson and as he took his lap of

:13:29.:13:35.

honour, the crowd stood as one to support their wonderful horse and

:13:36.:13:38.

rider and a supreme partnership because they have to do it

:13:39.:13:42.

together. We asked if he is the supreme eventer and he is at

:13:43.:13:47.

Burghley. This completes the Classics and there is a prize for

:13:48.:13:50.

the most consistent rider across six of the highest class events and

:13:51.:13:57.

William Fox-Pitt takes home a cheque for $40,000 having won in Kentucky

:13:58.:14:01.

and finishing fourth here, sealing the title ahead of Sam Griffiths and

:14:02.:14:04.

Oliver Townend with Andrew Nicholson in fourth. We are still enjoying the

:14:05.:14:11.

evening sunshine at Burghley. Ben is alongside me. We promised that we

:14:12.:14:15.

would be heading to Normandy for the conclusion of the individual

:14:16.:14:18.

show-jumping and it is such an interesting format. Explain what

:14:19.:14:25.

happens with the final four riders. Probably the only competition in

:14:26.:14:27.

show-jumping where the final four start on a clean sheet on the last

:14:28.:14:32.

day and get to ride each other's horses. The warm up is done in front

:14:33.:14:36.

of the huge stadium there so the crowd get to see the changeover, the

:14:37.:14:43.

competition. A great final finish. Four very worthy finalists and all

:14:44.:14:50.

previous individual medal winners. Yes, finalists from America and

:14:51.:15:02.

France. And Patrice Delaveau will get a huge home cheer. It is an

:15:03.:15:08.

incredible stadium, isn't it? Yes, I went to watch my team-mates earlier

:15:09.:15:11.

in the week and I stayed for the rest of the week and came back last

:15:12.:15:15.

night and the stadium was packed. Totally full. You felt like you were

:15:16.:15:21.

in a football match. The horses rose to the occasion and it has been

:15:22.:15:24.

great jumping this week, just proving that show-jumping is a great

:15:25.:15:31.

sport to be involved in. Normally equestrian sport is about the

:15:32.:15:34.

partnership but this is a test of horsemanship because you are

:15:35.:15:38.

switching to everybody else's. Is it an advantage to have a difficult

:15:39.:15:43.

horse that nobody can ride? Absolutely. Some difficult horses in

:15:44.:15:47.

the bunch. They are great writers use to different horses but there

:15:48.:15:57.

will be tactics. -- great riders used to different horses. They will

:15:58.:16:01.

be watching clips on YouTube. A tactical finish and a dramatic end

:16:02.:16:06.

to a great week. With all the details and the action, let's get

:16:07.:16:11.

commentary on the conclusion to the individual medals being decided at

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the World Equestrian Games in show-jumping.

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Jarrow and double damn, first to go, 42 and from the Netherlands. --

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Jarrow in double damn -- Jeroen 42 and from the Netherlands. --

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Dubbeldam. By the standards of the last couple of days, this is an

:16:43.:16:48.

easier course. Normally they travel at 400 metres per minute, but

:16:49.:16:53.

theoretically all the first four on their own horses, you would expect

:16:54.:16:58.

them to go clear, but as we know anything can happen in show-jumping.

:16:59.:17:06.

Moving on to a sweeping turn. This is a big fence and I would say that

:17:07.:17:13.

the course is plenty big enough considering they have got to jump it

:17:14.:17:21.

four times. Let's look at the distance. Either six or seven. Easy

:17:22.:17:29.

six. Certainly gets the start he would have wanted. Clear jumping

:17:30.:17:34.

inside the time, just. This is the job done. Each rider

:17:35.:17:55.

will be extremely disappointed if they don't go clear on their own

:17:56.:17:59.

horses. Zenith jumped immaculately all the way round. Jeroen Dubbeldam

:18:00.:18:06.

is under pressure that he has handled it before and he is an

:18:07.:18:07.

Olympic gold medallist. Very much at the start wanted by

:18:08.:18:23.

Jeroen Dubbeldam. Clear and in the bag for the Netherlands. But a long

:18:24.:18:34.

way to go. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson riding Purcell -- Casall Ask for

:18:35.:18:53.

Sweden. A big jumper. This man was very successful for a couple of

:18:54.:18:55.

years and without doubt one of the world's very best. Casall Ask is now

:18:56.:19:05.

15, so getting towards the end of his career and by far the oldest

:19:06.:19:12.

horse. Oh! That really is a big surprise. I got the impression with

:19:13.:19:19.

the last round that this horse jumped, to get into the final, he

:19:20.:19:22.

had his only fence down that he jumped, to get into the final, he

:19:23.:19:26.

had at the competition. Is the 15-year-old tiring ?

:19:27.:19:39.

How crucial is that one fence for the man from Sweden, Rolf-Goran

:19:40.:19:53.

Bengtsson? Just coming out of the combination. Little touch on it, did

:19:54.:20:00.

not really spring of the floor. Such a disappointment to get a fence on

:20:01.:20:09.

your own horse. Very often there is one horse in the field that proves

:20:10.:20:14.

difficult and he could be. Ross current banks and can certainly ride

:20:15.:20:29.

the rest -- Rolf-Goran. The twice Olympic team gold medallist in 2004

:20:30.:20:45.

and 2008. Beezie Madden putting in a bid for the fence that she lost in

:20:46.:20:52.

2006. Could this be a chance to put it right? Very much in the American

:20:53.:21:06.

mould, lets the horse run, sticking his head out. Very rangy horse.

:21:07.:21:21.

Jeroen Dubbeldam is very much in the Germanic style, a tall and strong

:21:22.:21:25.

rider. Fascinating to see how the horses adapt to different types.

:21:26.:21:36.

What a class round! Beezie has ridden all kinds of horses. Will

:21:37.:21:55.

this be Cortes C's chance? Typical Beezie Madden, never looking under

:21:56.:22:00.

stress. She always rides as though she is extremely confident and

:22:01.:22:03.

relaxed. Very good clear around to start her

:22:04.:22:16.

campaign. Husband John crucial in her performance and build-up to

:22:17.:22:17.

this. Absolute hush as the French man

:22:18.:22:29.

starts his campaign, Patrice Delaveau on Orient Express. He has

:22:30.:22:35.

been in the first four ever since we started this show-jumping

:22:36.:22:36.

championship. Just to remind everybody watching,

:22:37.:22:49.

one fence down, four faults. If they go over the time allowed, 64

:22:50.:22:58.

seconds, every time there is a commencement of a four second

:22:59.:23:02.

period, they get one-time faults. The first couple taken it slowly

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because the time is quite generous and they got quite close. This

:23:10.:23:23.

little stallion is by Quick Star. Steady for the last fence. And the

:23:24.:23:27.

stadium are cheering! Rolf God and Benson has one fence

:23:28.:23:43.

down so he is the one who has got it all to do. -- Rolf-Goran Bengtsson.

:23:44.:23:51.

They now have to compete on their colleagues' horses. Orient Express

:23:52.:23:56.

was technically superb. He lifts his front legs and does absolutely

:23:57.:24:01.

everything to leave the fences up. A smaller, shorter, striding horse

:24:02.:24:05.

that he gives everything every time he leaves the floor.

:24:06.:24:17.

Out goes the Frenchman, happy so far. Confirmation of his score. A

:24:18.:24:29.

good start. There is Jeroen Dubbeldam and confirmation of the

:24:30.:24:33.

scores after each of them have ridden their own horses. Well, eyes

:24:34.:24:43.

down in the warm up area. The bell goes and that means they have all

:24:44.:24:48.

got the same period of time to warm up the horse, get used to it. These

:24:49.:24:54.

guys are so experienced, they will very quickly get the feel of what

:24:55.:25:00.

they need to do. The World Championship is one part of this

:25:01.:25:05.

man's CV that is currently missing. He will be trying very hard to put

:25:06.:25:10.

that right this afternoon, despite having one fence down, the only

:25:11.:25:14.

rider to do so so far. You get an early glimpse of the horse just

:25:15.:25:22.

beginning to react. That told me a lot, when he landed. Rolf-Goran

:25:23.:25:26.

Bengtsson is a strong rider, who probably put extra leg on and the

:25:27.:25:30.

horse shot away and got quite strong. This is the youngest horse

:25:31.:25:38.

in the field, Zenith, and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson is on board.

:25:39.:25:50.

Already watching the difference in Rolf-Goran Bengtsson's style. When

:25:51.:25:57.

he rides his own horse, he is quite physical and he is sitting very

:25:58.:26:00.

quietly because then it is so quick to pick up the pace. -- Zenith is so

:26:01.:26:10.

quick. No squeezing, just let the horse do it. He is massively

:26:11.:26:15.

powerful but just getting a bit upset. When you are trying so hard

:26:16.:26:21.

to keep the horse balanced and steady it is easy to get time faults

:26:22.:26:25.

and he has had the same fence down as on his own. Zenith is getting a

:26:26.:26:33.

bit upset here. He has got to try and get home in under 64 seconds and

:26:34.:26:40.

he is a long way from home yet. That was the back of Jeroen Dubbeldam

:26:41.:26:49.

watching. Really not Rolf-Goran 's day. He might get two time faults.

:26:50.:27:04.

Not quite three. Two time faults. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson is definitely

:27:05.:27:08.

Not quite three. Two time faults. looking to have a very tough

:27:09.:27:13.

afternoon this afternoon. This really did not go according to plan

:27:14.:27:18.

whatsoever. His jumping was to shop. That is the fence that he got down

:27:19.:27:24.

and he hit it really hard. He is attacking the poll and instead of

:27:25.:27:27.

being relaxed and getting his body in the air, he is taking it on. He

:27:28.:27:31.

is never able to get into a rhythm. And time faults as well.

:27:32.:27:42.

Confirmation of that score of ten. The American lady, pipped at the

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very last fence at the Worlds in 2006 when she was beaten into silver

:27:56.:27:59.

medal. Now riding Rolf-Goran Bengtsson's horse. Round number two

:28:00.:28:08.

for Beezie Madden. Fascinating watching her in the warm up because

:28:09.:28:12.

she jumped very few fences. She has obviously decided to save his job.

:28:13.:28:19.

15 years old now. He will find this tough enough. This is the fence that

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he had with his own rider but he has had the middle part. Not really

:28:25.:28:31.

using his body today and that is the second fence that this horse has had

:28:32.:28:34.

down today. The horse is trying to pull down on

:28:35.:28:49.

her. I think he is quite strong and that is why Rolf-Goran Bengtsson

:28:50.:28:52.

ride since so brilliantly. She has done it. Nicely inside the time for

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Beezie Madden. This time it is the middle part of

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the combination. He just dropped his back legs that time.

:29:20.:29:31.

up area. Four faults in two rounds. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson on ten in two

:29:32.:29:52.

rounds. Now it is Patrice Delaveau in his first world championships

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final on the American horse Cortes C. The Frenchman won the title in

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1990. This horse is so different from his

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own horse, Orient Express. A big, rangy horse with a lot of blood and

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He is now That was brilliantly ridden.

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He is now his jump and not get too close on

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take-off. able to get inside the 64 seconds

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time allowed. APPLAUSE The first double clear goes

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to France. The 49-year-old Patrice Dell la view. And look at that

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crowd. Patrice Delaveau.

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Can Well, congratulations there to Patrice Delaveau. He didn't look too

:31:15.:31:21.

comfortable in the warm-up but worked out quickly how he had to

:31:22.:31:30.

ride Cortes. Did a brilliant job. Very good start for the Frenchman.

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So, the Dutch represented now, Jeroen Dubbeldam just asking the

:31:42.:31:49.

judges to stop the clock while the horse just gets relaxed. Jeroen

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Dubbeldam for the Netherlands, cleared on his own horse, looking

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now to join, Patrice Delaveau and try and go clear on Orient Express.

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It gives you some idea of how tall Jeroen Dubbeldam s making Orient

:32:09.:32:15.

Express look really small. Almost like a little pony.

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Beautifully down the combination. Just opening the stride a little bit

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here. He just has to watch the time enough. You can't be too cautious.

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Well, this is the horse that my prediction was that he would be the

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best horse. Is he going to cope with all these different riders? Just

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coming down to the last fence. He has done it. Lovely round. Not

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ridden totally in the same way as Patrice Delaveau. But it has worked.

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It was a very good ride from Jerome. Two clears for Jerome. Two clears

:33:18.:33:20.

for Patrice. -- Jeroen. Well, he sat very differently to

:33:21.:33:33.

Patrice Delaveau, Jeroen Dubbeldam. He is much taller, obviously. But he

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had to be careful not to move around too much because he is so tall and

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he gave the horse a fabulous ride. The Dutch management getting very

:33:42.:33:54.

excited, indeed. And you can't blame them. The double hasn't often been

:33:55.:34:04.

done. So, Jeroen Dubbeldam, double clearing his two rides. Couldn't

:34:05.:34:08.

have done better. He is saying, "That's the stuff we

:34:09.:34:17.

want, Jeroen." Well, we are at the half-way point. There it is,

:34:18.:34:20.

Rolf-Goran Bengtsson is the man who has got off to a disappointing

:34:21.:34:25.

start. Beezie Madden, she is behind a bit at the half-way point. At the

:34:26.:34:31.

moment it is Net lands and France. -- Netherlands and France. So,

:34:32.:34:38.

Beezie Madden with her third ride, zenith. To stay in the hunt she

:34:39.:34:44.

really needs a clear round. And she rode in the Worlds in 2006. She had

:34:45.:34:48.

with her the eventual champion. Very sensitive and powerful, Zenith.

:34:49.:35:07.

So far responding very well to Beezie's very light touch. Living

:35:08.:35:12.

dangerously and that's the problem with this horse. He really is

:35:13.:35:20.

sensitive. When gets stressed like that, he shoots forward. Doesn't

:35:21.:35:26.

relax and make the shape in the air. That gives you some idea how

:35:27.:35:30.

brilliantly Jeroen Dubbeldam is riding this horse. Because, not an

:35:31.:35:37.

easy ride. Now she's not going to get time faults. Good round. Four,

:35:38.:35:46.

but it puts now Beezie Madden on the back foot. Both Rolf-Goran Bengtsson

:35:47.:35:48.

and Beezie Madden have lost ground. Beezie's disappointed. She thought

:35:49.:36:06.

she got the measure of this horse but watch him here. Shot forward and

:36:07.:36:11.

he is so stressy, when he does that and that was a horrible moment. She

:36:12.:36:15.

did brilliantly to recover from that. And what she was able to do

:36:16.:36:20.

which Rolf-Goran Bengtsson wasn't, was to still get around inside the

:36:21.:36:24.

time because when the horses get that stressy, you tend to pull at

:36:25.:36:30.

them too much. So, after three rounds, there is

:36:31.:36:37.

Beezie Madden's score. She is on 8. Already you can see Patrice really

:36:38.:36:41.

worried about this horse, getting downhill, getting on the forehand.

:36:42.:36:49.

Patrice Delaveau, then, for France, on Casall Ask. The horse at the

:36:50.:36:54.

moment, Casall Ask, has had two fences down for the two riders, one

:36:55.:37:04.

for each. For his own rider, he had the last part of the combination.

:37:05.:37:08.

Beezie Madden had the middle part. So, coming into the combination,

:37:09.:37:12.

Patrice is going to have to really sit up and hold this horse together.

:37:13.:37:20.

Well, he has done something his own rider couldn't do. He has jumped the

:37:21.:37:27.

combination. This is a crucial round now. If he can get clear with Casall

:37:28.:37:33.

Ask, it puts him in such a strong hand. Two fences to go. It is

:37:34.:37:35.

getting a bit downhill there. Done it. Done it! Patrice Delaveau

:37:36.:37:54.

has got his nose in front, surely. Look at the time. He has got a time

:37:55.:38:00.

fault. He has got one. How important will that be? Masterly ride. Well,

:38:01.:38:11.

here is the binges. He is the only rider. Patrice Delaveau has managed

:38:12.:38:13.

to jump the combination rider. Patrice Delaveau has managed

:38:14.:38:17.

Ask. He had an extra stride coming down to the last fence and he has

:38:18.:38:19.

got the one time fault. So Delaveau can have a pause and a

:38:20.:38:31.

rest for a minute, happy with his work.

:38:32.:38:40.

Jeroen Dubbeldam, Jeroen with Cortes C. Can he make it three out of

:38:41.:38:44.

three? Of course, the thing he has to be

:38:45.:39:00.

careful of, he really doesn't want to get the time fault to get his

:39:01.:39:06.

nose in front. He has to avoid that. A great start there. Keeping up just

:39:07.:39:12.

enough rhythm. This big striding horse, perfect stride there. Oh,

:39:13.:39:15.

that was superb. He Time allowed, remember, 64 seconds.

:39:16.:39:39.

He turns for home. He should be OK, if he can jump this one. He has done

:39:40.:39:47.

it, what a round. Such a sympathetic ride from the 42-year-old. He now

:39:48.:39:51.

has three out of three and remember the Frenchman has ridden three, but

:39:52.:39:58.

he has a time fault. So, Jeroen Dubbeldam, boxy as mum and daughter

:39:59.:40:03.

of jeroen really celebrate. Brilliant, all the way. Absolutely

:40:04.:40:07.

in the right place. Down the combination, Cortes C. Superb. Down

:40:08.:40:12.

to the last fence. There he is, makes the shape inside the time.

:40:13.:40:25.

There actually Jeroen's sister, too, celebrating. Well, he is eight

:40:26.:40:31.

fences away from winning this. One more round. He is amazing. Really.

:40:32.:40:39.

So Jeroen's score there, the best at the moment A clean sheet.

:40:40.:40:49.

So, there we are, there is Rolf-Goran's score at the moment,

:40:50.:40:57.

with ten being the worst score of the four. He would love to have two

:40:58.:41:06.

clear rounds to finish. The man deserves T he is a class act. --

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deserves it. So far, looking much more at home on

:41:14.:41:31.

the little stallion, Orient Express. Beautifully done, the combination.

:41:32.:41:34.

the little stallion, Orient Express. And this horse, he does keep trying.

:41:35.:41:36.

He is a real trooper. Well, he is well inside the time. .

:41:37.:42:00.

Oh, no. It's done. There is a best horse prize and that four faults

:42:01.:42:06.

might well take Orient Express out of that equation. It had gone so

:42:07.:42:12.

well. So Rolf-Goran, it is not going right for Rolf-Goran.

:42:13.:42:18.

This is a terrible day at the office for Rolf-Goran Bengtsson. Just when

:42:19.:42:22.

he seemed to have settled it nicely with Orient Express, ran on down to

:42:23.:42:27.

the last fence. Didn't touch a pole all the way around and that's how

:42:28.:42:36.

the Swedes are feeling about it. Well, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson now adds

:42:37.:42:53.

another four. He is on to 14, with one ride left. It does look like

:42:54.:42:57.

fourth place for Rolf-Goran, for Sweden. So, there we are,

:42:58.:43:05.

confirmation that Rolf-Goran Bengtsson is on 14, after three

:43:06.:43:10.

horses ridden. They've each got one horse left to ride. This format, it

:43:11.:43:18.

is such an incredibly tense situation all round. That was

:43:19.:43:24.

beautifully ridden. This horse looks more settled there with pa trees

:43:25.:43:28.

than with any of the other riders. -- with Patrice. Patrice Delaveau,

:43:29.:43:39.

going for clear, to set the target, for France.

:43:40.:43:54.

The difficulty with Zenith is coming into the combination. You have to

:43:55.:44:01.

jump the big oxer with enough energy and then try to sit really quiet for

:44:02.:44:11.

those two verticals. Beautifully ridden. That's the fence he had down

:44:12.:44:13.

last time. Oh, the man is on fire. And the

:44:14.:44:41.

crowd stand. CHEERING AND

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APPLAUSE He has gone clear, well inside the

:44:45.:44:50.

time. He has finished on a score of one. No error at all from Jeroen

:44:51.:44:56.

Dubbeldam and the game is very definitely open. Any mistake by the

:44:57.:44:59.

Dutchman, this man wins. Brilliantly ridden. He had a tiny

:45:00.:45:15.

rub coming out of the combination, but the Frenchman has proved he has

:45:16.:45:20.

got the feeling to adepartment to ride these different horses. -- to

:45:21.:45:25.

adapt. He has jumped clear on all of them. Has this man done enough? That

:45:26.:45:43.

is the target. Something better than the one time fault that Patrice

:45:44.:45:49.

Delaveau had on Casall Ask. He really has ridden superbly. So, the

:45:50.:45:56.

next minute, minute-and-a-half will, I think, decide the World Title.

:45:57.:46:01.

Will it be this man? Or will it be the one in the ring? Patrice

:46:02.:46:06.

Delaveau has completed his rides. He has finished with one. This man,

:46:07.:46:12.

with this horse to ride, this horse being Casall Ask, at the moment, as

:46:13.:46:21.

I said, a score Casall Ask, of 9 faults. Two with a fence down and

:46:22.:46:25.

one with a time fault. Can this man jump the clear to give him the World

:46:26.:46:33.

Title? Jeroen Dubbeldam, a clear to win the World Title.

:46:34.:47:08.

Oh, well, he has got that combination out of the way. That was

:47:09.:47:17.

the toughest fence. Needs to be inside the time as well. A reminder

:47:18.:47:24.

- if he got a time fault, we jump off. We would be jumping off. He is

:47:25.:47:30.

two fences away from the world title.

:47:31.:47:37.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Oh, what a performance, it is a

:47:38.:47:41.

double World Championship for the Dutch. They win the team and Jeroen

:47:42.:47:48.

Dubbeldam is World Champion. What a performance. Outstanding and the way

:47:49.:47:57.

he rode Casall Ask here. It went better for him than anybody else. It

:47:58.:48:01.

is his fourth time in the ring, obviously. It went perfect. He is a

:48:02.:48:08.

worthy champion. Yes, and there was his family celebrating.

:48:09.:48:11.

worthy champion. Yes, and there was got the bronze medal to decide. They

:48:12.:48:21.

are saying, quack bad luck Patrice" but this man has done it in style.

:48:22.:48:27.

He Z you have to feel for Patrice, though, he jumped clear, just the

:48:28.:48:31.

one time fault. It couldn't have been any tighter. But what a week

:48:32.:48:39.

the Dutch have had. Jeroen's wife in that very happy party. A fabulous

:48:40.:48:43.

combination. Just touched the pole there. He had his luck but he held

:48:44.:48:47.

his nerve, kept the rhythm. No time fault. There he is, jumping the last

:48:48.:48:52.

fence and that's the moment he knows he's done it.

:48:53.:49:05.

This Dutchman really is a great rider. He can sit on anything, as he

:49:06.:49:13.

has proved this afternoon, and get a great tune out of it. Well, there

:49:14.:49:22.

are very few people who have won Olympic individual gold and world

:49:23.:49:30.

gold and this man has just done it. Jeroen Dubbeldam, World Champion on

:49:31.:49:35.

the British-produced Zenith. Disappointment for Patrice Delaveau.

:49:36.:49:39.

So near, yet so far, just one time fault.

:49:40.:49:48.

Well, Cortes C, so far, has got a clean sheet. Rolf-Goran wants a

:49:49.:49:54.

clean sheet. Can they put it together?

:49:55.:50:04.

If he is going to retain any chance of winning the bronze medal he needs

:50:05.:50:11.

a clear round. There is no doubt about it. This horse, the horse you

:50:12.:50:16.

picked out, hasn't had a chance so far. I might have a chance of

:50:17.:50:20.

getting one right. You may have got one right. This is the horse that

:50:21.:50:26.

has looked absolutely brilliant. Down that combination, you see how

:50:27.:50:30.

class he is. He is still giving a foot over each element, even at this

:50:31.:50:32.

stage. Well, two fences between this horse

:50:33.:50:43.

and being the best horse we have seen this week. Cruising into the

:50:44.:50:53.

last fence. Jumps it easily. A class round from a class jockey. It's

:50:54.:50:58.

Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, finishing up on a clear round. He is

:50:59.:51:04.

going to finish on 14, for his score personally but the horse has jumped

:51:05.:51:07.

four clean rounds and that will be the horse of the World

:51:08.:51:11.

Championships, 2014. The Maddens will be delighted with that. That

:51:12.:51:15.

horse has only had one fence down the entire xen competition. I mean

:51:16.:51:20.

-- competition. I mean how many fence has he jumped at this level?

:51:21.:51:32.

Quite extraordinary. Well, that man missed the World Title by one time

:51:33.:51:36.

fault. It will be his horse that goes last. That's for Beezie Madden.

:51:37.:51:48.

A lovely pat on the neck for Rolf-Goran Bengtsson for Cortes C,

:51:49.:51:54.

finishing with a clear round. He is on 14. It means Beezie Madden can

:51:55.:52:00.

have one fence down and win the bronze, but if she had two, he - he

:52:01.:52:10.

would be Rolf-Goran's bronze medal. Beezie Madden, so popular with her

:52:11.:52:15.

contemporaries. Can she finish off with a clear and get the bronze?

:52:16.:52:26.

The only fence he has had down so far, has been the last fence with

:52:27.:52:31.

A very different type of horse - Rolf-Goran Bengtsson.

:52:32.:52:42.

A very different type of horse - it's fascinating to see - show

:52:43.:52:46.

jumpers come in all shapes and sizes. This one has a shorter

:52:47.:52:51.

canter, not so much movement in his shoulders. Oh, and that has gone as

:52:52.:52:55.

well. Now it's tight. Can't afford another. Still stays in bronze. If

:52:56.:53:03.

it stays on four. But one more, and Rolf-Goran will get the bronze.

:53:04.:53:08.

Final line. This is for the bronze. Bronze to America. To Beezie Madden.

:53:09.:53:28.

Quite close to the time but that actually wouldn't have made any

:53:29.:53:32.

difference. She just had the one and that one will put her on 12 and take

:53:33.:53:36.

the bronze to the USA. There that one will put her on 12 and take

:53:37.:53:44.

man who misses out in 2014. Rolf-Goran Bengtsson. And there is

:53:45.:53:53.

the lady who wins bronze. What a proud day for the Dubbledams. They

:53:54.:53:57.

have been a family Sol involved in show jumping for so many years. He's

:53:58.:54:04.

had some difficult times but my word, he has got through them.

:54:05.:54:09.

Olympic champion and now World Champion.

:54:10.:54:15.

Well, there is that final confirmation of the 2014 World

:54:16.:54:19.

Individual Showjumping Championship. Going to the Netherlands. Jeroen

:54:20.:54:24.

Dubbeldam. Silver to Franz and the bronze to United States of America.

:54:25.:54:32.

CLARE BALDING: Back at Burghley the house looking magnificent. We have

:54:33.:54:35.

been watching the action. It is an interesting competition, would you

:54:36.:54:39.

want to be a part of it? Do you think it could be improved? I would

:54:40.:54:45.

love to be a part of it. My main aim would be to competing in the world

:54:46.:54:50.

games. An injury stopped me from being there. It looked like a great

:54:51.:54:54.

competition. Really exciting for the fans and sport when they have that

:54:55.:54:57.

changeover in front of all the people and they can get to

:54:58.:55:00.

understand the problems we have on a regular basis in the warm-up areas.

:55:01.:55:04.

I'm happy they have an award for the leading horse as well Absolutely.

:55:05.:55:10.

Riders are only as good as their horses and Cortes Beezie's horse has

:55:11.:55:14.

been outstanding the whole week and proved it today with all four

:55:15.:55:18.

different riders. It is important to recognise. Poor Patrice Delaveau.

:55:19.:55:24.

You said as it happened - that will be expensive, the time fault. It

:55:25.:55:29.

ended up being the difference between gold and silver. Sometimes

:55:30.:55:33.

time faults can be more expensive than a row down. It is what cost him

:55:34.:55:39.

the gold probably today but Jeroen Dubbeldam ran fantastic. He has

:55:40.:55:42.

already been Olympic champion. He has proved he can do it. I think he

:55:43.:55:47.

probably had the most difficult horse which, in the end, played into

:55:48.:55:50.

his hands. That individual show jumping brings to an end two weeks

:55:51.:55:56.

of competition at the World Equestrian Games. Great Britain have

:55:57.:56:01.

come out ahead in terms of total medals. And Charlotte Dujardin

:56:02.:56:08.

taking golds. She really is at the top of her

:56:09.:56:16.

game. She has such a beautiful harmony with her horse. They look

:56:17.:56:20.

fantastic together. So two individual golds for them. The team

:56:21.:56:24.

silver as well. A brilliant evident for Lee Pearson and the Para

:56:25.:56:30.

dressage riders. Leigh back in the big time. Two individuals for him,

:56:31.:56:36.

golds and one team gold and gold for Sophie Christian son and silvers for

:56:37.:56:41.

Natasha baker and Sophie Wells. This is the sport of vaulting. It is

:56:42.:56:45.

effectively gymnastics on the horseback and Great Britain has the

:56:46.:56:48.

best in the world, this is Joanne he canles who took the individual gold.

:56:49.:56:53.

Her and her sister Hannah also won the team bronze. It is rather

:56:54.:56:58.

elegant. Quite dangerous as well. In eventing, the team won the silver

:56:59.:57:03.

medal and this man, William Fox-Pitt also added the individual bronze.

:57:04.:57:07.

medal and this man, William Fox-Pitt Tina Cook part of the

:57:08.:57:09.

silver-medal-winning team and so, too, was Zara Phillips who jumped a

:57:10.:57:13.

very rare clear round in the show jumping arena. It was tough in that

:57:14.:57:17.

stadium. She celebrated as if she'd won the whole thing. And Harry

:57:18.:57:23.

Knead, was an important part of the team. I'm glad you are here. Reid

:57:24.:57:28.

great to see you. When you stepped up on France, you got a great

:57:29.:57:32.

reception. They understood what you have been through. It epitomised the

:57:33.:57:36.

highs and lows of sport. It was tragic it was the greatest moment of

:57:37.:57:41.

my career on the one hand but the saddest day of my life in another.

:57:42.:57:45.

But it was great to be part of a competition and have the support of

:57:46.:57:48.

team-mates and the crowd behind us. In terms of your own personal

:57:49.:57:52.

learning curve, part of your team out there, your senior debut Yes

:57:53.:57:57.

Tyne had been a life-long ambition to get on the senior team and it was

:57:58.:58:00.

great. And particular little having such a good atmosphere, which we

:58:01.:58:04.

noticed, there was such a positive time in the British camp. We get on

:58:05.:58:09.

well and the whole management was very positive A great experience. I

:58:10.:58:13.

should a add on a personal note. A year, almost to the day, from when

:58:14.:58:19.

you came back from shattering both your elbows, it was extraordinary. I

:58:20.:58:24.

know so many people have reacted to the tragedy of losing your horse and

:58:25.:58:28.

sending you commiserations. But thank you to both of you. We will

:58:29.:58:34.

leave you, with a bit of history, here at Burghley.

:58:35.:58:39.

Clare Balding presents action from the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire and highlights of the individual showjumping at the World Equestrian Games in France.

An international field of 70 plus world-class horses and riders compete at the Burghley Horse Trials and among them will be Great Britain's William Fox-Pitt, who won his first title 20 years ago and is seeking an unprecedented seventh. New Zealand's Andrew Nicholson has three titles to his name and will be aiming for a third crown in three years on his horse Avebury.

There is also action from the 2014 World Equestrian Games as they come to a close in Normandy after two weeks of competition. Great Britain's squad topped the medal table at the 2010 games held in Kentucky, claiming 19 medals, including nine golds. These games are the first qualifying event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


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