9 Aug 2008

Mark Todd is seventh after dressage

6:22 pm on 9 August 2008

The New Zealand equestrian Mark Todd is in ninth place after the opening session of the Three day event's dressage competition in Hong Kong.

Battling oppressive humidity, Todd on Gandalf, picked up 49.40 penalties.

Fellow New Zealander Heelan Tompkins on Sugoi is 19th with 55.6 penalties.

Australian couple Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks lead after the morning session.

Andrew Nicholson competes in the evening session