Sad­dle have to do as Zara takes sil­ver


Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 1 -

ZARA PHILLIPS was forced to set­tle for sil­ver be­hind Ger­many in the eques­trian team event­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Phillips and team­mate Ni­cola Wil­son looked as though they’d blown their medal hopes be­fore col­league Tina Cook rode a clear round to fend off third-placed New Zealand.

Af­ter her round, Phillips said: “I’m just dis­ap­pointed for the team.

“You want to put your team in the best po­si­tion, don’t you?”

But Cook saved the day on Min­ers Frolic 12 months af­ter the horse was crit­i­cally ill.

Cook said: “The vets that kept him alive, the team at home, we got him here. It’s been stress­ful but when it comes to this and the crowd, it’s un­be­liev­able.”

Wil­liam Fox-Pitt and Mary King made up the rest of the GB team.

And King said: “There was a chance to over­take the Ger­mans but they put in a great per­for­mance and de­serve it. They’ve done bet­ter than we have.”

POSH TOTTY: Zara Phillips

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