You could throw a blanket over the main contenders for the Easter 3-days in both elite classes after a tight first day.
David Shepherd left his recent run of poor form behind him with a strong win ahead of Julian Dent. These two are now tied for first place overall, with Grant Bluett in 3rd. Rob Walter and Tom Quayle are still in the hunt in this easter which promises to be the most competitive Easter 3 Days in recent history. Of the pre-race favourites, only Troy de Haas lost time — he’s now 4 minutes behind the leaders.
Hanny Allston took the Women’s elite race from Jo Allison — they are now separated by 8 seconds at the head of the field, with Swiss international Sara Gemperle a minute behind. Overnight leader, Natasha Key, lost four minutes today and is sitting in 6th place.