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The Rock-itt : January 2012
winning in a time of 41.46 seconds. Toni Scattergood and Dee Jay West were second ahead of Tom McDermott on Capone, Jack Maunder on Charisma II and Tom Sutherland on Nolisco. The Winning Appliances Future Stars One Round Qualifier for C and D grade horses had over 50 entries. The Futurity has been running for the past thirty years and is now considered the premier class in Australia for young horses. James Arkins returned to the arena on Dreamtime Invader after his victory in the Young Rider class and was the first of just 9 clears in a time of 83.14 seconds. James Passy and Yirrkala Elliot followed him on course and took nearly 3 seconds off the time. Elliot held first place until super junior Tom McDerm ott and LH Annie-Elka went a second faster giving them the lead. Olympian Vicki Roycroft took the lead as the 56th rider on Noblewood Park Casino Royale but Amanda Madigan followed and was able to post the fastest time of 75.40 seconds with ASB Cara Mia to win the class with Vicki in second and Tom third. The Equestrian NSW 1.30m class had 15 double clears. George Johnson and the consistent Wondaree Sprite, who have placed in almost every event they have competed in throughout 2011, were on course early clear in a great time of 30.70 seconds. Tom McDermott showed his amazing talent yet again and took the top spot by just .05 seconds to win the class, adding to his growing collection of Summer Classic ribbons. Tim Clarke on Belcam Catalyst were 3rd, Brett Warren on Cheezy Z 4th and David Boulton on Special K 5th. The feature event of the day was the Equestrian Australia HPP 1.40m one round class. Again there were only 8 clears from 30 combinations, the perfect number according to designer Leopoldo. Chris Chugg and Diamond B Vigo were the trail blazers, clear in a time of 76.29 seconds. Tom McDermott posted a clear round on Statford Delight but was 2 seconds off the pace. David Lever and Clover's Luck moved ahead of Tom but the top spot went to Adam Prime on Saddle Up Darn Good with a quick tim e of 74.41 seconds. Nick Taliana and Ambrose finished in 2nd ahead of Chris, David and Tom. Saturday hinted more of summer and the jumping continued to thrill the crowds. The day's feature event, the Winning Appliances Future Stars class, had just three clear rounds through to the second phase of the Leopoldo Palacios course. Jamie Winning was the first through on Yandoo Zenzel HBC. She was joined by Andrew Inglis on I Casper and Tom McDerm ott on the lovely young LH Annie Elka. Jamie knocked one rail in the second round leaving the way clear for the boys. Andrew too knocked a rail, but was faster moving into first place. Tom began the course carefully but when a rail came down he stepped up the pace showing some very intelligent riding. He couldn't catch Andrew's time settling for second with Jamie third. Eventer Sam Fasher was 4th with just one tim e penalty in the first round on World News and Olympian Vicki Roycroft was the fastest four faulter to take 5th place on Noblewood Park Casino Royale. The Department of Sport & Recreation Super Junior second qualifier was a one round class against the clock. 12 combinations out of the 40 strong field went clear over the tough track. Tom McDermott entered the arena with just 3 clears rounds already posted. He took 3 seconds off Sarah-Louise McMillan's tim e with Dal Santo to claim and hold the lead. Two of the young Yandoo riders, Maddy Smouha ho on Hedge and Pia Boileau on Yandoo Drought, followed Tom into the arena and both went clear to finish in 2nd and 3rd place with Sarah-Louise in 4th on Lanarkshire Lad and 5th on Miss Cinnamon. The Jumping NSW Young Rider Qualifier was also a single round against the clock. Alice Cooney took the early lead on Belcam Alida with one of just 3 clear rounds in a time of 68.38 seconds. Natalie McNeill went 7 seconds under this time with Glen Ida Vasandra moving into the top spot. Tom McDermott and Capone were very quick, 58.29 seconds, but an unusual rail cam e down leaving him out of the second phase. Tom Sutherland won the class with Nolisco, Capone finished 4th and