Equestrianism: Dutton takes advantage in Burghley Horse Trials

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Phillip Dutton holds a slender advantage after the first day of dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials at Stamford in Lincolnshire, where he is giving Truluck a first run at four-star level.  

Dutton was riding for Australia when he was runner-up here in 2005, but he has since switched his nationality to the United States were he has long been based.  He is lying ahead of Britain’s John-Paul Sheffield on Crown Farm Consort with Germany’s Kai Ruder third on the stallion Leprince des Bois, with whom he was runner-up at Boekelo in the Netherlands last year.

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (Stamford, Lincs):

Results after first day of dressage: 1 Truluck (P Duttom, US) 45.3 penalties; 2 Crown Farm Consort (J-P Sheffield, GB) 46.5; 3 Leprince  des Bois (K Ruder, Ger) 46.7; 4= Boondoggle (K Boggis, GB) and Happy Times (S Griffiths, Aus) 48.3; 6 Mandiba (K O’Connor, US) 49.8.