Lucinda Fredericks leading the way
The ladies are ahead of the rest on the second day of dressage. With only 38.70 penalties Lucinda Fredericks takes the lead in the CCI**** presented by DHL Paket, whilst Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo excited the crowd with a fabulous score of just 26.10 in the CIC*** Meßmer Trophy.
Lucinda Fredericks did not experience what we would call a “typical Friday 13th”, when the Australian rider took the lead in the late afternoon in Luhmühlen’s CCI****. With a score of 38.70 she was the only rider to stay below the 40 penalty mark. Her 12 year old gelding Flying Finish presented himself relaxed and with big expressive paces. Fredericks was clearly delighted, although she said to have kept an eye on the score board and felt she needed to “pull something out of the hat” to improve on the 7s. “Flying Finish always tries to please so I am completely overjoyed with our result.”
Although she thinks the cross-country course designed by Captain Mark Phillips is fair but tricky in places, she feels that being within the optimum time could be a challenge as her gelding is not quite as fast and nippy as she is used to from her other horses. “He just needs a little more time to see what’s in front of him”, commented Fredericks. However, two years ago the pair came second and she is hoping to give Flying Finish a chance to shine.
In second place is Germany’s Michael Jung with his 9 year old mare fischerRocana FST who is owned by him and his family. His score of 41.50 was well deserved as the mare presented herself with impressive attitude and expression. “She rode really well today and worked in a lovely outline. Now I am looking forward to a fantastic round tomorrow.” Only 0.50 penalties behind Jung lies currently Ingrid Klimke on Hale Bob on a score of 42.00.
1.Lucinda FREDERICKS (AUS) Flying Finish 38,70
2.Michael JUNG (GER) fischerRocana FST 41,50
3.Ingrid KLIMKE (GER) Horseware Hale Bob 42,00
4.Elaine PEN (NED) Vira 43,20
5.Bettina HOY (GER) Designer 10 43,30
7.Tim PRICE (NZL) Wesko 43,80
6.William FOX-PITT (GBR) Cool Mountain 43,50
8.Christopher BURTON (AUS) Tempranillo 44,70
9.Oliver TOWNEND (GBR) Black Tie 45,00
10.Phillip DUTTON (USA) Mighty Nice 46,00
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