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Mark Todd won two advanced sections of the Belton Park Horse Trials, Grantham, yesterday, with Just an Ace and Bertie Blunt. The New Zealander is due to ride both horses in the Badminton Three-Day Event next month. Todd also had a fall with another of his mounts, Chessman.

BELTON PARK HORSE TRIALS (Grantham, Lincs): Pedigree Chum Special Advanced: 1 Just an Ace (M Todd) 39 penalties; 2 King's Jester (M Stibbe) 46; 3 Park Royal (F Hooper) 47. Advanced I: 1 Bertie Blunt (M Todd) 37; 2 Cornish Faer (K Parker) 48; 3 Magic Rogue (G Parsonage) 49. Advanced II: 1 Lighter than Air (A Lufkin) 45; 2 My Abalu (A Broad) 51; 3 Ibble Dibble (J Berry) 57.