James Alliston

Apr 20, 2011 - 8:20 AM
James Alliston on Jumbo's Jake. Photo by Kat Netzler.

Stats: age 26, San Ramon, Calif.

Jumbo’s Jake: b. g., 15.3 hands, 13 years, British-bred Irish Sport Horse (Jumbo—Lake Princess), owned by India McEvoy.

This pair was eighth in the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) and third in the Galway Downs CCI*** (Calif.) last year. This spring they were second in a division of advanced at Twin Rivers Horse Trials (Calif.) and third in the CIC*** at Galway Downs (Calif.).

Jimmy’s Prediction: James and Jumbo’s Jake have had a good season of preparation. They will go well here but will be startled by the intensity of competition at four-star level and will finish in the middle of the pack.

Parker: b. g., 16.3 hands, 9 years, U.S.-bred Thoroughbred (Marquetry—Hello Mom, Caveat), owned by rider.

This pair was ninth at the 2010 Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) and seventh in the Galway Downs CCI*** (Calif.) that fall. This spring, they were ninth in a division of advanced at Twin Rivers (Calif.) and won the advanced horse trials at Galway Downs in March.

Jimmy’s Prediction: Parker is the slightly less experienced of the pair of James Alliston’s rides. He will be looking for an educational round on which to build future success.

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