Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eventing Nation: Boyd & Remi Take the Lead!!

Boyd Martin and Reminton Take the Rolex Lead Thursday Afternoon

Boyd Martin and Remington were the second to last pair to ride on Thursday at Rolex, but their performance was well worth the wait.  Boyd rode the 16 year old veteran Remington to near perfection and took the lead from Karen O'Connor and Veronica with a 45.3.  There were many horses competing today that were flashier movers than Reminton, but Boyd rode a very accurate test and found just the right tempo to present "Remi's" best gaits to the judges.  The only criticism of "Remi's" test would be a couple of inconsistent flying changes.  With so many big horses still to compete on Friday, I don't expect 45.3 to be in the lead going into the cross-country, but it will put Boyd and Remi in great position for the weekend.  The field is tightly packed behind Reminton, with just a rail separating 2nd through 7th.
Thursday Rolex Dressage Scores:
1. Boyd Martin and Remington 45.3
2. Karen O'Connor and Veronica 47.8
3. Andrew Nicholson and Calico Joe (NZL) 48.7
4. Becky Holder and Courageous Comet 48.8
5. Doug Payne and Running Order 50.2
6. Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch 51.0
7. Will Coleman and Twizzel 51.3
8. Marilyn Little-Meredith and RF Rovano Rex 54.7

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