FRENCH TO THE FORE AS THE LAST LEG GETS UNDERWAY
Dublin (IRL), 5 August 2010 – The French, who cannot be beaten for the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup title, will be first into the ring for the final leg of the series at the Royal Dublin Society Showgrounds in Dublin, Ireland tomorrow.
The draw took place this morning, and the order-of-go for the competition which begins at 2.55 pm local time is as follows:
1, France; 2, Great Britain; 3, Sweden; 4, USA; 5, Ireland; 6, Germany; 7, Netherlands; 8, Switzerland; 9, Spain.
With their last-to-go draw, the Spanish are in with a chance of holding on to their place in the series for 2011. Lying sixth on the leaderboard going into this final clash, the country which only joined the top-league series for the first time this year is in danger of being overtaken by The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland who are all currently situation in the bottom-four relegation zone in the 10-nation series. A bad day for Spain tomorrow could prove very expensive, but team manager Marco Fuste is thinking positive. “We have our best team possible here – it’s tough, and we are going to have to fight hard tomorrow, but we are expecting a good result and I am very happy with our place in the draw,” he pointed out.