William Funnell riding Mrs Julie Slade's, Cortaflex Mondriaan
landed himself a £15,000 first prize in the prestigious
H&M Derby at Falsterbo Horse Show on Saturday.
and the 9 year-old bay gelding by Topas, took the honours by
jumping the only double clear round of the competition, beating
American Candice King into runner-up spot and Swede Fredrik
Gustafsson into third place. The combination now need to win
the Hickstead Derby on the 17th August 2003 in order to capture
the £50,000 H&M Derby bonus! The top three riders
finished as follows:-
1st William Funnell GBR Cortaflex Mondriaan 0 0 58.13
2nd Candice King USA Goss d'Orion 0 4 57.64
3rd Fredrik Gustafsson SWE Quanta Costa 4 160.09
finished off a successful show by also winning the Leading Rider
of the Show prize and also finished in 6th place in Sunday's
Grand Prix riding Mrs Denise Stamp's, Cortaflex Amber du Montois.