Last year’s Rolex winner is in the lead once more after the conclusion of dressage at the 2013 Rolex Three-day Event.
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Jenni Autry is reporting live from Lexington. Here’s what she had to say about the test:
William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning brought down the house at Rolex this afternoon with an incredible test to move into first place on a 33.3, crushing Andrew Nicholson and Calico Joe’s 40.8 test from yesterday. This horse is so lovely and almost mesmerizing to watch — a perfect picture of harmony and rhythm. I predicted William and Chilli Morning to win in my Rolex preview, and they have certainly put themselves in an excellent position with that performance. If Chilli Morning does in fact win, he will become the first stallion to do so in the history of Rolex. He was fifth at Pau last year and won the Blenheim CCI3*, so Chilli Morning certainly has the talent and experience to pull off a victory this weekend. William is also currently sitting in seventh place on a 47.2 with his second ride, Seacookie TSF. If William wins here this weekend, he will carry a lot of momentum forward into next weekend, when he was a chance to clinch the Rolex Grand Slam with a win at Badminton.
Check out the scoreboard here.