At WEF 6, Wellington, Ireland's Conor Swail headed the $35k WEF challenge on Dillinger despite an anxious moment after the Liverpool in the jump-off on Dillinger (pictured).
"Just on the landing he had a little bit of a stumble and it made me turn a little late there, but thankfully we still got that inside turn. Then the in-and-out and the last fence he did great.” said Conor, on the Contender/Capitol I nine-year-old.
“This is probably his first big win, but he has had some good placings. He is a fabulous horse, very scopey and very careful. It is what we are all looking for,”
Britain's Amanda Derbyshire (Lady Maria BH) finished on four faults and Nick Skelton (Untouched) completed with five faults in round one. Ben and Aristo Z had eight faults.
James Wingrave was tenth in the 1.30m on Agropoint Chupalido, George Whitaker took third in the six-year-old with Billy Alabama and Stacey Babes (Little Beach) was ninth in the seven-year-old.
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