Stats: Age 25, Richmond, Va.
Anthony Patch: b. g., 16 hands, 11 years, U.S.-bred Thoroughbred (Castle Guard—Aimee Alexis), owned by rider.
In 2008, they ran third at The Fork CIC*** (N.C.). Last year, they finished ninth at the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.), 14th at the Dansko Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.), second at advanced at Morven Park (Va.) and fifth at advanced at The Fork. This spring, they took second in the advanced division at Red Hills (Fla.) and placed seventh in the CIC*** at The Fork.
Jimmy’s Prediction: Laine will use her newfound maturity as a rider to concentrate on her horse’s balance and her own judgment of pace. Her goal should be a quiet, rhythmical round.