Dodge had been completely transformed for the British riders get the first victory in tests FEI Ranking Points to be William Funnell with Billy Congo horse achieving the first to win the Horse & Hound drink. Second Peter Charles and the third was for Dermott Lennon. (Photo © liverpoolhorseshow.com)
First British victory at the close of the second day in the CSI4* Liverpool and William Funnell as the main protagonist of the Horse & Hound Coup at a height of 1.50m beside the horse Billy Congo (Vechta x Animo elite) of 15-years old owned by Mr & Mr D. W Funnell Barwell, dominating a stopped jump-off from 3 double clears.
Under the participation of 30 pairs where one eliminate and two retired competitors, they spent a total of 11 jump-off scoring Funnell registered a time of 35.28 seconds to beat compatriot Peter Charles and Dauphin (Memphis x Damiro) a 9-years old mare rider owned, which occupy the second place in 36.02 seconds time.
The last double clear was for the Irish Dermott Lennon and his 11-years old mare Fleur IV (Chatman x Darco) owned by Rebecca McGoldrick, with an excellent round of 37.49 seconds.
The five best of the competition completed with the fastest jump-off held by the Irish Billy Twomey court and the horse Diaghilev (Vangelis S x Handstreich), a 13-years old gelding owned by Mr C T Payne in time of 34.43 seconds, felling a obstacle that kept him in fourth, while fifth place was the first winner of the day Piergiorgio Bucci of Italy now with the horse Heartbreaker vd Achterhoe (Bentley van de Heffinck x Catango Z) a 9-years old gelding owned by Peter Fehlbaum in hard fight with Twomey for the lead, also costing the demolition of a rail in good time of 34.48 seconds the far end of the tip.