He did it. Oliver has now won the CIC3* at Burnham Market 10 times since 2007: in 2007 and 2009 on Flint Curtis; 2008 Coup de Coeur; 2010 Ashdale Cruise Master; 2012 Pepper Anne; 2 x 2014 when two sections were held, Black Tie and Armada; 2015 Mr Hiho, and 2016 and 2017 Cooley Master Class.
It was a successful weekend across the levels, with Ececheira winning an intermediate, her fifth win on the trot, and Lanfranco following up his 2nd place at Belton with a win in the advanced. He even claimed a novice section with Sweeps Crystal Cruise, the gelding’s first win with Oliver.
There were also rosettes for Samuel Thomas, 4th in the advanced with a dressage score completion, Arctic Mouse and Ballaghmor Class, 8th & 11th in the 3*, and Tregilder, 7th in an intermediate.
Oliver & Cooley Master Class © Trevor Holt