Sporting Digest: Equestrianism

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OLYMPIA SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS (London): Volvo World Cup Preliminary round: 1 Everest Twostep (M Whitaker, GB) clear, 37.70; 2 P S Priamos (D Hafemeister, Ger) clear, 38.31; 3 Rhapsody (G Billington, GB) clear, 41.36; 4 Desteny (J Zoer, Neth) 4 faults, 34.31. Other British: 9 Everest Dollar Girl (N Skelton) 8 faults, 36.04; 16= Everest Gammon (J Whitaker), Bowriver Queen (J Fisher) 8 faults in first round. European league standings (after nine Volvo World Cup qualifiers): 1 J Lansink (Neth) 85pts; 2 M Whitaker 58; 3 B Grandjean (Swit) 51. Other British: 7 N Skelton 38. Modern Security Systems Top Score: 1 Everest Major Wager (N Skelton, GB) 1,370pts; 2 San Patrignano Mister (F Sloothaak, Ger) 1,340; 3 True Grit (P Charles, Irl) 1,330. Christmas Stocking Stakes: 1 Everest Major Wager (N Skelton, GB) clear, 29.84sec; 2 San Patrignano Dorina (F Sloothaak, Ger) clear, 30.31; 3 Almox It's Me (L Beerbaum, Ger) 4 faults, 32.23. Christmas Knock-Out: 1 Athlet (W Melliger, Swit); 2 Osta Carpets Little Boy (J-C Vangeenberghe, Bel); 3= Kato Kerne (B Rocuet, Fr), Singapur (M Fuchs, Swit). Modern Security Puissance: 1= Everest Limited Edition (N Skelton, GB), San Patrignano Mister (F Sloothaak, Ger) 4 flts in 3rd jump-off; 3= Bockmann's Town (L McNaught-Mandli, Swit), Early Edition (P Murphy, GB), Lyle (P Charles, Irl) 4 flts, 4 flts in 2nd jump-off. Snowman Stakes: 1 Everest Vantage (G Luckett, GB) 32.21; 2= Singapur (M Fuchs, Swit), Embaixador (M Armstrong, GB) 33.97.