Jennifer Saunders’ Cooley Monsoon’s run of consecutive victories came to an end at Upton as he was beaten into 2nd place by just 0.2 of a penalty on his Intermediate debut.
He coped with the step up in level with ease, scoring another excellent mark of 27.7 in the dressage, followed by a double clear in the jumping phases. Piggy gave him time to assess the questions on the cross country which meant he accrued 8 time penalties – costing him the win.
Quarrycrest Echo completed his preparation for Aachen in great form, adding only 3.2 cross country time penalties to his dressage score of 31.1 to finish 3rd in the open intermediate, whilst Jump Jet slipped in to 10th with a rail down in the show jumping.
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