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Clayton Fredericks back to winning ways after fall at Saumur


Two weeks after his fall in Saumur, Clayton Fredericks won and was also placed second at Renswoude CCI*** in Holland (10 June).

The Australian eventer was in hospital for more than a week after a fall on the cross-country course at Saumur CCI*** in France on 19 May.

His horse Be My Guest, “Lottie”, trod on his stomach.

But he hopes his win at Renswoude will assure him a place at the Olympics.

Clayton said: “Bendigo, who won, felt amazing and was the fastest on the cross-country course where no one got the time.

“I was quite anxious about the cross-country as the three horses in front of me did not make it past the fourth fence, a huge ditch and hedge into the woods.

“However, Walter [Walterstown Don who came second] the first of my rides sailed through to huge roar from the spectators.

“I hope this will now stand me in good position for a crack at an individual medal in London.”