Equestrianism: French leads test of Greenwich venue
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Piggy French ensured that Britain reigned supreme after day one of London 2012's opening Olympic test event. French delivered an outstanding dressage display on DHI Topper W and will head into the cross-country phase in Greenwich Park with a commanding lead.
French's British team-mate Pippa Funnell lay fourth with Billy Shannon on 44.1, while the third Team GB member, the world No 2 William Fox-Pitt, was also well-placed on Gaucho, a further 2.6 penalties adrift. Fox-Pitt gave Greenwich Park a clear endorsement: "It has an Olympic feel, and this is just the test event."
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