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How did our Express Eventing rider diarist Tina Cook get on?

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As was the case for many of the Express Eventing competitors, Tina Cook’s ride Miners Frolic found the atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium on Sunday a bit too much.

Tina scored 43.56 for her dressage to music routine with the 10-year-old, which left them 12th out of the 19 competitors at this stage.

After some poles down in the show jumping, she was eliminated in the cross-country phase, her campaign coming to an end with run-outs at the influential pair of left-handed corners at the Duck Houses at fence 12ab.

“He was completely fazed by it — he froze and tightened in the back and then he never really got going cross-country,” Tina said. “I know he’s been [in a big atmosphere] in Hong Kong, but it’s completely different in there.”