Producer Gill Thompson claimed the top show pony spot at Royal Windsor Horse Show for the first time in more than 10 years when her new charge, 138cm winner Wyndham Aristocrat, put in a stylish, mannerly show with Daisy Cambray. The result also gave owner Julie Cambray her first Windsor title.

Reserve went to the Hillyard-produced 138cm runner-up, Pickmere Anser, completing an epic day for jockey Eliot Barnet, 11, who also won the 128cm class with the classy mare, Daldorn Victoria Plum.

The coveted novice title went to Julie Templeton’s four-year-old charge, Kenilwood Sirocco, ably partnered by Shannon Meer on only her fifth outing with him.

Another four-year-old, Syon Sugar Puff, stood reserve with Katie Roberts. This was the first-ever show for the Thomas-produced 128cm gelding.

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