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The drama and excitement shifts to Greenwich Park as the world's leading three-day event riders prepare for the gruelling cross-country stage after two days of dressage.


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If you've been doing your a limpet homework, by now you are probably

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familiar with our chances on the track, in the pool and may be in

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the velodrome, but what about fencing? He has a crash course in

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some names to look out for over the Britons when surveying medal ever.

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strength to strength or Nicola A bit of homework done for you

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there. With 541 Team GB athletes in action, there's a lot to keep an

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eye on over the next 14 days. This is what we've got coming up for you

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over the course of day three of the time to lose the top hat and tails

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and put on something a little more racy, as are eventers take on

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Greenwich Park. The weight of the country's expectations are on your

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shoulders, it's nice to have somebody to share it with. Tom

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Daley and Pete Waterfield in the ten-metre synchro at 3pm. If Louis

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Smith can cry like this when he's just made it into a final, imagine

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the reaction of the British men were to win eight gymnastics medal

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today. The team competition starts The groundsman at Wimbledon have

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had just 20 days instead of their usual year to turn those dusty,

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Brown baselines into the glorious green that we expect to see at

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Wimbledon. If you ask me, the groundsman deserve to have the

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first Olympic tennis medal of the Games. But as we all know, the

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Olympics will have a character and they don't come much colourful than

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Lleyton Hewitt. He thinks that he can win gold but he's got to get

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past the first round. So let's head out to wait very pink court. Andrew

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Castle and Tim Henman are waiting court Four for the Olympic tennis

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wearing coloured shirts, lots of adjustments made for this Olympic

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Bratislava, Stakhovsky. The son of two university lecturers in Kiev

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and. He knows how to play the game. He hasn't had a great year, he

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didn't win two rounds in a tournament until eight challenger,

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Hewitt before, but I'm sitting alongside a man who has, Tim Henman.

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What is it like to play against Lleyton Hewitt? For me, not much

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fun. I think we played nine times to do. -- so I could tell

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against Lleyton Hewitt, especially not when he's wearing the green and

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gold. He has put in some of the finest Davis Cup performances of

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start. It's an interesting match-up because you've got Lleyton Hewitt,

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who is the great returner, the great counterpuncher, and

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Stakhovsky, who is very much looking to take the net away. He's

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got a good first serve, he likes to move forward. If he's going to play

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that style of game against Lleyton Hewitt, he's going to have been

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very clean, keep his unforced error count low, he's going to have to

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keep his first serve percentage height. It will be interesting to

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see because he doesn't really have a great deal of confidence. He

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hasn't played his best tennis this year. His ranking down to 94,

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it isn't the biggest event the players play. But everybody has

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entered, everybody has prepared and everybody has been talking

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positively about tennis in the meat of this match, I should say it

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was part of the modern Olympiad from the word go, it was in the

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Olympic Games all the way until Paris in 24. This is the 14th of

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time this has been a medley event, I think it is fantastic how much

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momentum it has gained. In 1984 it was a test event, in 1988 it became

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an official Olympic event and in those years there were a few people

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that did not play, a few top players gave it a miss, but now

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Fiona Paterson not here is the defending gold medallist from

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Beijing, Rafa Nadal. -- the only one not here. He elected to pull

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out the week before. That will give him some rest ahead of the US Open,

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which is only a few weeks away. He has got his gold medal. But he is

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the only person missing from the You feel that when Stakhovski

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misses that first serve and they get into baseline exchanges, that

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is when things will play Intuit's He had to apologise twice for this!

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Double net cord. You should get two Roger Federer is in action on

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Centre Court in just a few minutes' time. That is against Julien

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Benneteau, who was two sets up against Federer at Wimbledon. No

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Andy Murray today, he won yesterday against Stanislav Wawrinka. Later

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on this court, Elena Baltacha will play. The long-time British No. 1.

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Down to number four at the moment, but she won her first round match.

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A 64 draw, rather than Wimbledon's 128. To win gold, six matches to

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win. There's a third and fourth place play-off for the bronze medal

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Lleyton Hewitt was out here late last night supporting Bernard Tomic,

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the Australian No. 1 who lost his match to Nishikori of Japan. Only

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one match played all day yesterday, badly affected by rain on the

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outside courts. Better conditions Greg Norman is with us, a former

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world number one golfer. He has won some majors before. Lleyton Hewitt

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has Cadee took for Greg Norman before at the Australian PGA one

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First break of serve for the man they affectionately called the

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mongrel. Well, Pat Rafter did once! You can say somebody is a mongrel

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with affection, can't you? You just did! Pat Rafter did. He is like a

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dog with a bone. You saw in some of those baseline exchanges, once he

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was able to get into the rally, he is putting Stakhovski under

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pressure. I think they had four baseline exchanges in that game and

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Hewitt won al four. That is his strategy. He is trying to get as

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many first serves back into play. He is looking to be more often sit

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on the second serve. One of the good science is that his movement

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looks better. He struggled with that having had two hit surgeries.

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His game relies so much on his speed. Surgery on his big toe as

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well. When he was 15 years old, he started. He has put himself under

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such strain. He qualified for the Australian Open in 1997 as a 15-

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year-old. He had a good win in the last round of qualities. Who did he

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beat? Mark Petchey? Or did Pengxi get him? Not shock, but he won

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Adderley -- allayed as a 16-year- Per when he won in 1998 as a 16-

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year-old, he beat Michael Chang. He also beat Andy Agassi. As a 16-

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year-old in front of home fans. You can understand what they got hot

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under the collar about that Down By it is going to be a very

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interesting if Lleyton Hewitt get stuck into this tournament. When he

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plays for his country, he just goes mad for it. Absolutely loves it.

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Todd Woodbridge on the right hand side, doubles gold and silver

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medallist. He is talking to Greg Norman. Todd Woodbridge won gold in

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the doubles with Woodford in 1996 when they beat a couple of duffers

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in the final. Tim Ward was unable to carry Tim Henman be more in the

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For a well-constructed point from Stakhovski. He came in on a very

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deep backhand volley. That is the type of Tennessee has to play to

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have an impact against Stewart. -- the type of tennis he had to play

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What a relief it would have been for Lleyton Hewitt to win some

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matches. There was at Rhode Island on grass. The one in Newport was

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pretty historic. He lost to John Isner in the final. He has only

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played six tournaments this year. He is woefully short of match

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practice coming in, but seems to be flowing very well around the court

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Stakhovski is on a pretty Brault -- poor run. After Wimbledon and

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Queen's Club, where he retired with injury, he lost in the first round

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pinched it cot and -- at, both on Claye. -- instant carte blanche dad,

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Not an easy shot, the deft half Roger Federer is the world number

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one and top seed. He won his first- round game in three sets. He has

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got history with that opponent, say he was pleased to come through that

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match. He now plays Benneteau, they are second on Centre Court today.

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Djokovic had a tough one on Court 1 yesterday. He beat Fellaini of

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Italy in three sets. He was a set down. Andy Murray beat Wawrinka 6-3,

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6-3, and now plays Jarkko Nieminen from Finland. He is expected to

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play Richard Gasquet after that. In his section, Tomas Berdych went out

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in the first round to Steve Darcis. Once you get to the medal winning

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stages, there will be some tremendous matches. Federer must be

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favourite. High I think so. He will obviously bring so much confidence

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to the court. He is so comfortable in the surroundings. Having got

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that 17th Grand Slam title under his belt, he has to feel pretty

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good about his chances for Olympic First round match at the Olympic

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tennis event, Lleyton Hewitt with a break of serve in his first round

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Did and miss by much, but could play from Hewitt. He's very

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Who did Lleyton Hewitt partnered the victory in Grand Slam doubles?

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That was the year that Safin beat That was a very nicely controlled

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You've got to Love Hewitt's Stakhovsky is one of the finest at

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He made up his mind pretty early he was going to have a go at the

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fourth and here. -- at the forehand Not an easy shot, the off backhand

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from the middle of the court, but you would really timing the ball

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fantastically well. -- but you would really timing the ball

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You've got to make sure you have a long, hard look at the court after

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Here is a question for you, what is best - to be bright when you are

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playing professional sport ought to be not so bright? Because

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Stakhovsky is a very bright man. Both his parents are university

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lecturers. Professors. He has a brother who has a doctor. You

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engage him in conversation, he is full of intellect and wit. Do you

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think that the life lends itself to that sort of person, or do you

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think it helps to be... Fake? most important aspect is you've got

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a clear understanding of your game style and the way you want to play.

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Whether you are intelligent or not or intellectual or not or

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streetwise or not. If you are going out on the road 36 to 40 weeks of

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the year, you are grinding it out, and some events like this are

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special, but does the actual lifestyle suits somebody who thinks

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a lot or a little? Everybody is different. Tipsarevic is a very

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deep thinker. He seems to be doing One thing that is a prerequisite is

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to love the game, and Lleyton Hewitt loves playing and competing.

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Federer is the same. Federer has already talked about the

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possibility of playing the next Any time you can call your job your

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hobby, you are probably going to be in a pretty good spot. That is the

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It's a really different atmosphere here than during the championships.

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A different sort of crowd, different people. People taking the

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opportunity to get in, where perhaps at the championships you

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We were told not to call it Henman So many aspects of Lleyton Hewitt's

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game to be impressed with. His ball-striking, really timing the

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ball well, getting into position He executed that particular place

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in the previous game. He thought Lleyton Hewitt it certainly having

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a happier time in his Olympic first round than he did in the first

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round of Wimbledon. If you want to see the rest of this match, you can

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continue watching it on lino on the red button. We have just heard in

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the last 10 minutes that the cauldron has been moved inside of

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the Olympic Stadium. We can see that it has moved from the centre

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of the Olympic Stadium to where Bradley Wiggins was ringing that

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Bell in the Opening Ceremony. That is where it will stay for the next

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Due for one member of the British three-day eventing team, it is on

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home turf. It is time for Zara Phillips and the rest of the

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British team to let off some steam as we go cross-country at Greenwich

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Park. The oldest part in London. -- Park. A beautiful setting.

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Traditionally the equestrian events have been held well away from the

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Olympic Park. Rishi Persad and Ian Stark have got their walking boots

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on for us and they will give us an idea of what lies in store for the

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horses at Greenwich Park. Key cross-country after two days of

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dressage. A word about the venue. We are looking down on the arena

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where the show jumping and dressage takes place. I remember in --

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remember the diving at Barcelona being one of the iconic images of

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the Olympics. I think this is more than enough competition for that.

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think it has to be. It is the most incredible setting. People walk in

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and can't believe it. Sitting on top of the hill by the Observer

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tree overlooking the city. What more could you want? The

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photographs will be for its spectacular. The fact we are up

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pate gives you an idea of what the horses will face. The hilly terrain

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will make this a test. I think so. The course is beautiful. Potential

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-- attention to beautiful -- attention to detail, the fences

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look beautiful. It is perfect. Some of the top riders walked the course

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and felt it was perhaps a little bit lacking in technical difficulty.

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But when you take into account the twists and turns, I think people

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will be struggling to get inside the time. That will create the

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difficulty. That time is 10 minutes, three seconds. Riders have to

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negotiate 28 obstacles. A lot of three-day eventing in the

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UK has been cancelled due to bad weather. Surely this can't have

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helped the preparations of the Great Britain team. Our showpiece

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event is badminton and that was cancelled because of the weather.

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It hasn't been the easiest lead-up to the Olympics for our team.

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wasn't. Badminton was a big blow. A week later it was Chatsworth and we

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thought that would be perfect for the potential team of riders

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because it is quite hilly and we would have similar terrain so it

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would give us an idea of what horses could cope, but that was

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also cancelled. But the riders have been very willing to go whether we

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have asked them. They are all desperate to get on the team. They

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do what they have to. Even though some major events were cancelled,

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they have been charging around the country to get some practice.

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the run-up to the Olympics, the British team have lost Peggy French

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after an injury to her horse, but Nicola Wilson is dubbed as the

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pathfinder for top tell us what that means and how we will play out

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in the team. For pathfinder will be first to go and will give the rest

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of the riders an idea of what they will encounter. And some advice on

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where they can use certain strategies. Nicola Wilson, for the

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last three years, has been the pathfinder for the team. The horse

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is probably the world's best cross- country horse. I don't want to jinx

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her! He is phenomenal across country. She normally goes up fast

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and clear. If she can do the time, people will have a go. If she can't

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do the time, the other riders will know how difficult it is. Our worry

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is that riders start chasing the clock and make stupid mistakes. But

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Nicola will come back Guillaume of the information we need. She will

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be first off and that is at 1:02pm. Hopefully there will be time for

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them all to get some understanding of the course. Hoping for a flying

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start. Great Britain currently in third. Is that what they expected?

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It might be better than what we were expecting. Being in third

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place at the moment. After the dressage, we were expecting to be

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off the lead. Germany are very strong in dressage. It is very

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tight at the top and I think we are much closer than we thought we

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would become at least to the Germans. We all fought the Germans

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would storm the lead in the dressage. We were only about 7 1/2

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points behind them. That is nothing, really. We are in a good position.

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It is pretty tight. There are six or seven teams at the top and any

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one of them could win gold. It makes it a great competition.

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Nicola is first off at 1:02pm. Zara Phillips does offer three-year six

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p and. The last rider, William Fox- Pitt, is due off at 5:14pm. By a

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with five partnerships involved in the team, Clare Balding has for

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about there are so many stories to If keep Britain wins the team gold

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for the third time in five attempts. 40 years ago in Munich, Great

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Britain won two gold medals in eventing for the team and for

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Richard need as an individual. In the subsequent years, it was a case

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of nearly but not quite, a string of civil medals until Athens and a

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delayed and controversial gold medals for Lesley Law. Fast forward

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to Beijing and Great Britain's won team and individual bronze. In

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London, they will be right back in the heart of things with the cross-

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country course in Greenwich and a group of five very talented

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individuals and their horses are determined to bring home team gold

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again. P this is the line-up. Mary You are all riding against each

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other, but you also riding for each other. How much can you do to help

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other members of the team? For we have to produce personal bests, but

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at the same time it is important that our team mates go well. If you

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see something, none of us hold back. It will just come out. We are

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always bouncing ideas off each other. This is your six Olympic

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Games. By can't believe it. Barcelona 20 years ago, it doesn't

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seem 20 years. I love it. I'm still really keen and eager. I'm dying to

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be even more successful. Does it still make you nervous? Yes. It is

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apprehension, the wary of let -- making a mistake and letting

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everybody down. You were the latest call up because greedy French was

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originally selected and Vinci at two pull-out because her horse was

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lame. What was your feeling? could not have been more unhappy,

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really. That sounds strange because this is a chance of a lifetime. PD

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has become a very close friend. It is very, very sad. So many people

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are supportive of you, but they adore opposition bars. He has his

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own fan club. He is such a character, he loves it. I am so

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pleased that we've now been given this opportunity. You came out of

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Beijing with so many honours. Does it give you more confidence?

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don't know if I came out like that! It does give you massive confidence

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and the fact I was able to pull out that result on a horse I had no

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idea if he was going to cope with the atmosphere, it gave me more

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drive to be going for London. you, it has been a traumatic ride.

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What happened a year ago? This time last year the horse was very ill

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and the vets said he could die overnight. The Olympics could not

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have been any further because he was my any chance to get here. He

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is a miracle. For you it has been a case of building a new relationship

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with the new horse. Toytown got injured before Beijing. I had a

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great relationship with him, I had some huge successes and he was the

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horse of a lifetime. Piat had this one since he was five. -- I've had.

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He is quick and nippy. We've had long enough to get to know each

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other. In terms of your experience of riding in World Championship

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teams, European teams, Olympic teams, how could a team is this?

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That is the meanest question of the afternoon! I believe we have a very

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strong team. Core we are hoping the cross country will be difficult

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enough. We are praying we can do better than that in London in front

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What a wonderful insight that was. Everything you would want in a team,

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all of the characters. This is the second stage of the competition,

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the dressage took place over the last two days and this is how the

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British team got on. On day one of the eventing dressage,

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the first British rider to take to the arena was Nicola Wilson,

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recording a score of 51.7. That is a good start. This lovely Yorkshire

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girl, a great favourite. Such a bubbly character and this

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combination is something to behold. Next to ride for Team GB was the

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six-time Olympian Mary King. Her impressive round of 14.9 securing

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Great Britain the bronze medal position overnight. -- 14.9. The

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51-year-old paid tribute to her supporters. It is absolutely

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fantastic. I am quite tearful! To have the home crowd behind you and

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they are brilliant. When I came in, they were amazing how they kept

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quiet. They were dying to clap! They all responded to what I asked.

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Thrilled to bits. I am not usually tearful! On day two, it was the

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turn of the remaining three team members to compete. First up was

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Olympic debutant Zara Phillips. Love fully extended canter --

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canter. Very well balanced. Cheered on by her family and the packed out

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stance, she produced a solid performance, recording a score of

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46.1. As the weather took a turn for the worse, Tina Cook had more

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than nerves to contend with, but she did not let the conditions rain

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on her parade. She racked up an impressive score of 42. The last

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British rider to compete was well number-one William Fox-Pitt. His

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44.1 ensuring Team GB maintained the bronze medal position going

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into day three. So after the first phase of the competition, the

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In the individual competition, the surprise leader is the Japanese

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With the British riders currently lying in 12th, 14th, 17th, 24th and

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39th position overall, we are all set for an exciting cross-country

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competition today. Indeed we are. Before we crossover

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to Greenwich Park, we've had some cycling used. Fading can Schiller

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has been passed fit to defend his Olympic time-trial title on

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Wednesday. He crushed up badly in the men's road race, injuring his

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shoulder. -- crashed out badly. But we've heard from the Swiss Olympic

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Association and they say he will be on the finish line. Bradley Wiggins

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starts as favourite. As we've heard from William Fox-Pitt, Great

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Britain are relying on the cross- country stage to give them the edge.

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I'm delighted to say that we have a nice cool breeze. Ideal for the

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horses and the first horse and rider for the United States of

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America. They will be counted down very shortly. It is Boyd Martin, on

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Australian who relocated to the USA in 2007. He is an integral part of

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what is a very strong American team. They might be down the order at the

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moment, but they are still very much in touch. You can certainly

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say that anyone out of the top eight nations, although they might

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be a little disappointed to be in 8th place, the team are not out of

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the hunt in any way, shape or form, the Americans. I would not be too

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disappointed about being in 8th place. It is so tight at the top.

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Anything can happen on this course. It will be all about the time. And

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trying not to make silly mistakes. jumping stallions in the world. He

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is a horse that has already been very successful. Away he goes. 5728

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metres. Look at this course because it is beautifully made, beautifully

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presented. A chance to get going quite quickly. A combination coming

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strict board. The -- first fence. That Forest questing here, he is

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taking the inside line. He makes nothing of it. I do not think they

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will all be as plain sailing as he made it look. We had several very

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professional and very capable riders getting a way only. That

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will give a to a very good indication. Not just how the fences

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will jump but how difficult the time will be to get no penalty

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points. 10.03 minutes, to get inside that client without any time

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penalties. The privet hedging is built into

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that dents. Next, areas routes into this combination, it will be

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interesting to see what the There are lots of different options,

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we will see them as the day towards the the victory with the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 54 seconds

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gathering crowd in the arena. They are round the course with the

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stands acting as a wonderful viewing point as well with the

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screen, too. My word. He nearly overcooked that. He was going so

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fast there was not sure that he was going to make the turn. -- I was

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not sure. Riders have got to take these risks to be inside the time,

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I think. He is coming to the second water behind the grandstands. That

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will be a very good check time. Christopher Burton coming to the

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third. In fact he is farther round the course than that. Fence five, I

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make nothing of that. It will be interesting to see Boyd Martin on

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through the water, which is a crucial fence on this course. He is

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now on that serious climb up to the Greenwich fence. Big drop here. He

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needs to be well up on the clock. He managed that drop so easily.

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These days the riders train for those narrow fences. He will be an

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interesting indicator of the time on the course. He did not waste any

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time and he is still galloping strongly. The Australian,

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Christopher Burton, very experienced and going very well. He

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is not travelling at the same pace as the American, Boyd Martin, by

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Martin was going much faster than this but it is always deceptive. He

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is wasting more time setting up for the fences but he is a thoroughbred

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horse, and he has probably got a good turn of speed and a big stride.

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Plenty of fuel in the tank towards the end could make it up. That is

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the interesting part. Eight fences in four minutes. 20 fences in the

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course before, a very experienced corner and any strong horse will

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waste time preparing for the turns. Still not the same time as Boyd

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will go down that in three. The second part is so narrow that it is

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easy to gallop past it. I think Australia for the first time in

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Kentucky in the World Championships. He has been based in England for

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more than a year and he is showing what he can do. He is quickening up

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now. He was much faster through that combination. He had a much

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better line than Boyd Martin and he took a stride extra by going too

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first on the course. He is over the time fence. All the nations

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represented here. Now he is going round to the Observer to return. --

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the observatory. I wonder what his time is? Certainly not going so

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quickly and the horse looking a bit tired. He jumped that on exactly

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the line that his plan, three strides. The horse is beginning to

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look a bit tired. And this is France, who have been disappointing

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after dressage in 9th place. They are going to have to have three

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good clear rounds to get them back in it. Even so, the French, only a

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matter of 20 marks behind the leaders. And they do ride very fast

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across the country. They sometimes throw caution to the wind. He tried

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to get the angle and he runs out! The first penalty on the court. --

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course. 20 penalties at the third for France. And this is the

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American, Boyd Martin. 10 minutes 11.74. 3.6 time, which is very

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interesting. This course would look to me in the very early stages that

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not many will be inside the time. do not think many will go faster

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than Boyd Martin. It is a question of who dares go round the turns

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more quickly and down the hills faster. Any horse that has stamina

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at the end to go down the course. Boyd Martin's horse was tiring at

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the end, so we may have lost time for each team when they come back

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and pass on the words of the right to know exactly how it is ridden. -

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- the words of the ride. That was an unfortunate stop at fence three

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for Dennis. He did not quite have his horse facing on to the right

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line. And away we go with her new starter, the first for Germany,

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Peter Thomsen. He was in a gold medal team for Germany in Hong Kong.

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The German team are leading on 11 9.10. He will be an extremely good

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indicator of the Germans and the rest of the teams and individuals.

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The important thing is, yes, they want to go round as quickly as

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possible, but they want to bring back information for the others. It

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is not the be-all and end-all that Australia. Interestingly, he set

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out much slower than Boyd Martin. He did not get around in 11, he was

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eight seconds over. Beautifully through the second to last,

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checking the clock. This looks to me to be much better. He has judged

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it, built up his speed, and made time over the latter part of the

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course. To you agree? -- do you agree? Yes, and he is a

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thoroughbred horse so he has not tired and he could make the time

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rather easily. He is well inside the time! He stays on his dressage

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score. The dressage score for Australia was 46.1. I sort of feel

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disappointed that he made that time so easily, but on the other hand,

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he is an experienced rider. And a very fast horse. I am not too sure

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that we will see that many inside the time. Before the day started I

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was not sure that anybody would, but there we go, the second horse

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out. Boyd Martin looked to be in a hurry all the way and not making it.

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He obviously was not covering the but he has that only 20 that he

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medal team. If you are in the winning team, you still get a medal,

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even if you are not part of the winning score. The market place

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looks like a gymnastic exercise. does. The riders are not taking it

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too seriously and the horses are the bottom of a steep hill and

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sharp turn. Waiting in the box is Michael Ryan for Ireland. Ireland

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are in 10th place at the moment. Sue Benson, the course designer.

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Peter Thomsen coming into the arena, Jo May have got a rider very

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experienced at cross-country. -- the horse helped him out! He took a

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stride out. Previous horses have gone on four. He realised it was a

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long way off and kicked for it but the horse made it even though it

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was scary. Peter Thomsen 13 seconds behind Christopher Burton who has

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gone inside the time. This is Denis Mesples for France now. Coming

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towards the end of the course. All of the riders getting huge support

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second quarter, up the steep climb. -- second water. Quite a

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straightforward fence towards the steep climb and now he starts,

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got the stamina or not if they can gallop up this hill, get down the

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big drop and then recover. Did talk about it in human terms, they could

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be jelly elect. -- they could have jelly legs. Yes, they could

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collapse in a heap! But actually they are all making pretty light

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work of it. This is the French one coming home, Denis Mesples. 49

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years old. He is already well over the time and remember he has got 20

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jumping penalties in that. His time penalties are clocking up as well.

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0.4 of a penalty for every second over 10.03. He will be almost one

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minute over the time. He does not seem into much of a hurry either.

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He is not chasing the latter part. I think the horse has looked quite

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tired. He was not very high through that brush fence. I think the horse

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will be relieved that the finish is in sight. Over a minute. Yes, 46

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penalties to add 4 Denis Mesples. 61.5 after the dressage. This is

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the Irish rider, Michael Ryan, very experienced. Never been to an

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Olympic Games before, but he has done several championships and

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Europeans. He went to the World because he did not hurry there was

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down that hill and he did not waste any time either. -- he did not

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hurry the horse. At now Canada. -- despite their silver medal at the

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worlds. In 11th place, but not that many miles behind if the cross

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thought to be one of the influential fences and it is the

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first time we have seen it. It comes in the last leg of the cause.

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-- the course. Michael Ryan jumped the two fences in the arena very

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well and the crowd beginning to realise they have got a very good

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vantage point. Lots of cheering. 20 seconds slower than Burton. He ran

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inside the time, so that gives a good indication. Christopher

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Burton's round was so well judged for Australia. But he is a class

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rider. He is not very well known over here yet, but he is winning

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all the time on the circuit. As I said earlier, I don't think we can

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take it for granted that lots of them will go inside the time that

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going to make it, I don't think. The Germans have only got the lead

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over Australia of just under three points. The penalty points are

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clocking up. That was the last. He fastest riders for Germany. He has

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always been a very good cross- country rider. A very good judge of

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pace and that will be the secret many on this course. 48 years old.

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She has competed a lot in Lexington. Just coming to the ancient

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marketplace. Incorrect fence. is Michael Ryan in the beautifully

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laid-out gardens. A beautiful part of the park. You can see crowds all

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the way around. Huge support for the various teams. Now it is

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Michelle Miller on and a stabbed. A sharp turn left and cunning defence

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No. 13. She is going downhill very slowly. She is going to be way over

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the time. Experience and judgment of pace will be two grip of the

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crucial factors. Michelle jumping fences well, but not in a big hurry.

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sensible pace, not flat out, but opening out the horse. A little bit

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of light into dark, but there's plenty of chance to adjust to the

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bright sunlight on his all-weather arena. Hanging a little bit. It is

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great when they come into the Syrian and hear the crowds cheering.

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Big is the riders such a buzz. penalty points. That was a silly

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mistake. She jumped the first brush a little bit left to right and

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drifted out wide and didn't make a quick enough decision to make the

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turn. Judgment of pace also important? Yes, she would have got

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away with it if she had been quicker in her reactions. The horse

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did not totally help Iraq, but he was not given much incentive. --

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helper out. Michael Ryan, second to disappointment. Michael is very

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experienced. For a horse was just a little weary, I suspect. There

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wasn't a great stride can do think he waited for another one. It

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wasn't there and the horse was running out of power. The horse

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doesn't look that tired. He looks like he still has plenty of running

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in him. He will be sick. Certainly will. That is a disappointing start

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for Ireland. It means that the next four riders for Ireland have... At

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least three of them have to get round. Wasn't one of their county

:18:52.:18:58.

combinations after dressage, but it doesn't give you confidence when

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your first rider doesn't get home. This is the crucial Pole on the

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course. She is not really pushing. She will be conserving energy, but

:19:08.:19:18.
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she is losing time. 20 in the arena. They really are making that look

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ridiculously easy. What was interesting with Michelle is that

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her horse is so full of running because he has gone quite slowly.

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He landed and accelerated. The rest are landing a little bit weary and

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then they recover afterwards. the first for Japan. Japan did show

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what they were capable of and surprised everyone in the dressage

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is relatively inexperienced compared to a lot of the horses and

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combinations we have seen. But the Japanese have spent a lot of time

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training with some professional set-ups and they have really

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pleased everyone with their efforts so far. Will they succeed cross-

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The drama and excitement shifts to Greenwich Park as the world's leading three-day event riders prepare for the gruelling cross-country stage after two days of dressage. Zara Phillips is part of the strong British team.

Equestrian: 12.30 Eventing individual cross-country 12.30 Eventing team cross-country

Equestrian commentators: Michael Tucker Ian Stark.