Superb Second For Murphy at Hopetoun

IRELAND’S Joseph Murphy claimed a superb second place finish in the CIC3* event at Hopetoun, Great Britain, today (Saturday).

Partnering Electric Cruise (ISH) (TIH), Murphy began the competition with a dressage score of 45.00, and negotiated the show jumping and cross-country phases at the expense of only 2 time penalties in the latter to finish on a final tally of 47.00.
 
The Mullingar rider was well clear of third-placed Louise Harwood of Great Britain on Mr Potts who finished on 52.20, but there was no catching Nicola Wilson, also of Great Britain, riding One Two Many, who added only one show jumping penalty to her dressage effort to win the competition on a score of 43.80.

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