Nick Gauntlett on Woodside Alcatraz wins at Oasby Horse Trials

  • Nick Gauntlett and Woodside Alcatraz claimed victory in the open intermediate section, preventing Oliver Townend’s clean sweep at Oasby on 28 September.

    Nick and Julia Zorab’s 10-year-old added nothing to their dressage score to emerge victorious by 1.5 penalties.

    Oli finished second with Roquefort. They led the dressage on a score of 26.2, before adding four penalties in the show jumping and 1.2 cross-country time-penalties. Nicola Wilson and the consistent Mr Nickleby were third.

    Despite collecting eight faults in the show jumping arena, Oli Townend finished first in intermediate section C on Tribal Leader, ahead of Rachael Lupton and The Chenko Artist.

    The remaining intermediate section also went to Oli, this time with ODT Tivoli. Oli’s stable jockey Angus Smales followed with Quartz De Bournival, just over a penalty in arrears. Hannah Brown and Quite Primitive filled third place .

    Read this report in full in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (4 October, ’07)

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