Stats: age 31, Berryville, Va.
Somerset II: dk. b. g., 17 hands, 14 years, British-bred Thoroughbred, owned by Edith and Sean Rameika, Berryville, Va., and Ocala Horse Properties LLC, Reddick, Fla.
In 2008, this pair won the Maui Jim CIC*** (Ill.) and placed fourth at the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) and sixth at the Dansko Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.). Last year, they finished 16th at Rolex Kentucky and eighth in The Fork CIC*** (N.C.). This spring, they won an intermediate division at Poplar Place Farm (Ga.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: Last year at this time Sara and Somerset II looked to me as if they were ready to establish themselves as true four-star contenders. However, the past 12 months of Sara and Somerset’s life has been a bit up and down. We can only hope that she’ll be able to finish this weekend on a positive note.