Equestrianism: French leads test of Greenwich venue

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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."