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Pippa Funnell wins senior CCI*** at Bramham Horse Trials

Pippa Funnell won her third Bramham Horse Trials title this afternoon.

As the rain streamed down, Pippa jumped a clear showjumping round to retain her overnight lead on Roger and Denise Linsoln’s Redesigned.

“In the past he has got a bit lit up in the showjumping so I gave him plenty of work,” said Pippa. “You can see in the way he jumped he’s still big and weak. He jumped the first six or seven fences better — and I probably got a bit tight too [as I went further round].”

Piggy French was not only faultless on Leminton Lets Dance to hold second, but also went clear on Jakata — fifth overnight — to rise to third.

Caroline Powell’s clear on Mac Macdonald raised her from seventh to fourth, while Belgium’s Joris Vanspringel stayed sixth with two time-faults on Lully Des Aulnes.

William Fox-Pitt dropped a place to fifth when Neuf Des Coeurs tipped the first element of the yellow double at fence four.

Andrew Nicholson, third overnight, had warned that showjumping is currently eight-year-old Shady Grey’s weakest phase, and he fell to seventh with both parts of this obstacle down.

Don’t miss H&H on Thursday (10 June) for our full Bramham report and Mark Phillips’s comment on the course.

Full results

FINAL SENIOR CCI*** RESULTS

1.Pippa Funnell on Redesigned (GB) 45.5
2.Piggy French on Lemington Lets Dance (GB) 49.4
3.Piggy French on Jakata (GB) 56.2
4.Caroline Powell on Mac Macdonald (NZL) 57.1
5.William Fox-Pitt on Neuf Des Coeurs (GB) 57.2
6.Joris Vanspringel on Lully Des Aulnes (BEL) 58.9

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