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North Yorkshire Olympian well placed at Burghley
NORTH YORKSHIRE Olympian Nicola Wilson is well placed to challenge for honours after an impressive display of dressage at the Burghley Horse Trials this afternoon.
Riding Opposition Buzz, the horse she partnered as she won a team silver medal at last summer's Olympics in London, Morton-on-Swale-based Wilson is lying ninth as she heads into tomorrow's cross-country discipline.
Opposition Buzz picked up just 43.3 points in today's dressage test, and with cross-country generally his forte, there is every chance Wilson will be even further up the rankings by the time the show-jumping starts on Sunday.
Wilson tweeted: "Over the moon with Opposition Buzz's dressage. He really stayed with me and let me ride all the way."
Wilson is the third highest Briton after the dressage, with William Fox-Pitt and Tina Cook, who were also part of last summer's successful Olympic team squad, fourth and eighth on Parklane Hawk and De Novo News respectively.
New Zealander Jonathan Paget is the overnight leader on Clifton Promise - the pair won at Badminton earlier in the year - with German Ingrid Klimke a place further back and another New Zealander, Andrew Nicholson, lying third.
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