Denis Lynch and "Lantinus" picked up one time fault in his opening Olympic round at Sha Tin, Hong Kong this afternoon (Friday), and will now go through to the next individual qualifier on Sunday.
"It's a game of tactics at this stage. Denis, I think, knew well he would incur a time fault, but the horse has to be saved for the next two rounds of jumping on Sunday and Monday, when the competition will become seriously difficult, "said team manager Robert Splaine.
Lynch is in joint 13th position in the first qualifier, with today's fault to be carried forward to Sunday.
The final of the individual jumping competition will be held on Thursday August 21, when the top 35 riders left in the competition will be whittled down to 20 for one final round to decide the medals.