Just two tests for Tom today and he and the lovely Bob Chaplin ( Bob) cruised into 10th spot in the very popular CI3*S class with a 29.4. Bob is very talented and has been produced well so no doubt this is the start of a long and happy relationship…everyone still misses the Barker’s super grey Strike Smartly ( Paddy) but hopefully Bob can begin to fill that gap in his own way.
I talked about No Excuse ( Jimmy) finishing up in 2nd on his 4*L debut with Ros Canter in Millstreet last year… well, of course Tom promptly went out and won the dressage! Jimmy and Tom topped the leaderboard with a 23.3 which is quite incredible at this level for a new partnership!
Lots of jumping phases to come tomorrow which everyone will be more than happy to crack on with and I have no doubt that Camphire is as fun as ever!