Monday, December 21

Diva II second in World Cup London

The British were beaten at homeground by Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano. This man also won the Santa Stakes on Thursday and finally also the World Cup on Sunday. He beat four English! Ben Maher held the lead so far and ended up second aboard his AES mare Diva II (Kannan), the extravagant chestnut from the breeding of the Edgar family. Michael Whitaker (Viking), the last of seventeen jump-off riders, added some strides and therefore couldn’t beat the time aswell. Scott Brash (Hello M’Lady) was in fourth. Guy Williams (Titus), the early leader, ended up as number five. 

Last year Diva II won the GP at London Olympia, now she placed second in the WC.