Gio bagged two novice wins at Wellington. Both Talbot Teddy and Belle Noir finished on their dressage scores to claim their sections. Also with a dressage score finish, Mickleholme Diavita took a runner up spot.

In the intermediate ribbons, Cloud K picked up a fourth place, while Florencina R was seventh in the OI in her last prep run before Blenheim.

At the same level, Billy Hennessy was ninth – his first run since the 4*S at Mallow and a prep run for Boekelo. Duke of Champions had a steady run for 15th place.

Finally, Monbeg Rhodes took sixth place in a BE100 – Kathryn also had a BE100 spin around on Mickleholme Calado.