'He is very anxious in his nature and you can't change that,' Eilberg said of the powerful 12-year-old bay gelding. 'But the talent is there, he can do all the movements really well and he is getting more
relaxed. This is the first year that I've been able to ride him without the safety switch on.'
Emile Faurie had missed this class because his top partner, Virtu, was injured on Thursday evening. But there was some compensation for the British rider when he gained his second win of the meeting on eight-year-old El Lute, who took yesterday's Intermediaire I with 20 points in hand.
Laura Fry had looked the likely winner of the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music after a lovely test on Quarryman. But Dominique d'Esme, from France, foiled that expectation.Reuse content