Horse & Hound
FIVE TIMES A CHAMPION
ONE TO WATCH
DEFENDING Nupafeed Supplements discovery champion Emma-Jo Slater secured her fifth win in this final with a deceptively fast round aboard Kim Barzilay’s Happy Feet III (pictured). Emma-Jo and the six-year-old mare were the last of 16 combinations to go in the jump-off and shaved a full two seconds off Millicent Cornock and Forsythe John VDL’s leading time, stopping the clock on 36.21sec.
“I didn’t think I could beat Millie – she asked me if I was going to and I said, ‘No I won’t beat you on this one!’” said Emma-Jo. “We’ve practised turning at home. Some horses spin round your leg; Happy Feet’s not quite like that, but she’s getting much better.”