OBOS Cooley and Seapatrick Dark Cruise headed off to Blenheim Palace for the CCI3* class. OBOS Cooley, who was making his debut at this level, performed a super smart dressage test to lie in 6th place at the end of the first phase on a score of 41.9, while Seapatrick Dark Cruise was a little further down the order on 47.7.
Disappointingly OBOS Cooley picked up a technical 20 penalties at the ninth, the Silk & Stem Flower Points at the furthest point on the course, putting an end to the chance of a top 10 finish. He hit the first house on the mound and Piggy decided to divert to the alternative, but in so doing were penalised.
Seapatrick Dark Cruise, however, jumped a confident clear both across country and in the show jumping to finish in 14th place out of over 100 starters.
Seapatrick Dark Cruise © Fiona Scott-Maxwell ~ Video © Paul Hunter