Wow! Seems to me that there's a clear difference in energy between the clear horses and the others. Seacookie looked very energetic. That said, Seacookie seems to do some handy twisting to get over the fence sometimes.
Would be nice to see a US rider with a win instead of just acknowledgement of a "top US rider" for Buck this time around. But, boy, did Andrew put on a clinic! (Still can't make paragraphs so insert space here!) There did seem to be an awful lot of faults - I don't know if it's tired horses, tired riders, or not enough emphasis placed on the jumping phase during training. Or horses that just say, "meh, I'm not impressed." I think Ginny is now properly warmed up for the x-country phase (love that horse!)
I think there are always more faults in sj when it is held on the last day, as opposed to Burghley and Luhmulhen when it is usually before the xc. The whole point is who can best finish all 3 days. Remember Ingrid Klimke and her horse, can't remember his name at the moment. He is a crappy show jumper He is always in the top 10 or near it until sj.