Equestrianism: Glazzard soars to success

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Geoff Glazzard jumped two confident rounds on Hello Oscar to win yesterday's Daewoo Grand Prix qualifier at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh.

It was particularly satisfying for Glazzard, who had feared the stallion might have lost some of his enthusiasm after his experience in the Aachen Nations Cup last week, in which the horse made five mistakes in both his rounds. Yesterday's course, though testing enough, proved well within his compass and he attacked it with vigour.

Glazzard beat Geoff Luckett, on his long-standing partner Vantage, and Nick Skelton, on his recent acquisition Cathleen, the former mount of Meredith Michaels, of the United States.

Skelton, who has been selected for the Olympics with Showtime, expects to ride Cathleen in this month's King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead. The new Daewoo series, which has its first final at the Royal Show next year, has given Glazzard two wins and one runner-up place, which put him well ahead on points.

ROYAL SHOW (Stoneleigh): Daewoo Grand Prix: 1 Hello Oscar (G Glazzard) clear, 51.50sec; 2 Vantage (G Luckett) clear, 54.72; 3 Cathleen (N Skelton) four faults, 42.00.

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