Ceylor LAN did a super test and the biggest atmosphere he has ever competed in.
He got a little tight about his changes, but his over all balance particularly in his canter was much better and he is getting stronger all the time. He scored a competitive 44.4, which put us in 13th. I was a little disappointed with his mark and there was quite a difference from one judge, one had him in 7th, one in 8th and the other in 27th. Had the latter judge been even a small bit nearer the other two he would have been going into the cross country in an even stronger position.
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The cross county wasn’t the most technical track that he has ever jumped round, but it was big and very long and hilly so a real stamina test. Ceylor LAN was fantastic from the first to last fence. He kept a great rhythm and jumped out of his stride. He got a little tired towards the end but kept jumping beautifully. He finished 5 seconds inside the time and moved up to 6th place.
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He trotted up brilliantly on Sunday morning in the fog, like Persimmon at Vlair I have him a little jump in the morning, he felt super, not at all tired and nice and loose through his body. He then jumped in the afternoon and put in a foot perfect clear, he gave himself plenty of time in the air and didn’t touch a thing. His faultless round elevated him to a fantastic 3rd after horses ahead of him made errors. I was absolutely delighted with his performances over the three days, he finished the highest placed Brit and highest placed 8 year old! He has had an outstanding season making the move up to 3* feel effortless. To have won and finished 3rd out of 100 starters in his two CCI***’s really is quite outstanding. I am incredibly lucky to have such talented horses currently coming through the grades.