Laura Graves and Verdades’ World Cup final performance was spellbinding. Here was a happy, yet powerful and fluent horse. This partnership has future championship medals written all over it. Carl Hester was a master at work to produce similar attributes from Nip Tuck and finish third behind Laura. The winners were Isabell Werth and Weihegold, but for me there were a few flaws in their rhythm. Shoot me now, but that’s what I saw, albeit not live.