sport news Oliver Townend out to prove point at Burghley Horse Trials as he sits in second

'All my horses dug very deep': Oliver Townend out to prove point at Burghley Horse Trials as he sits in second ahead of showjumping phase Oliver Townend hopes to make his mark at the Burghley Horse Trials World No 1 was left out of British team for World Equestrian Games Townend is in second ahead of second phase, while Piggy French is third 

By Eleanor Kelly For Mail Online

Published: 23:56 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 1 September 2018

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World No 1 Oliver Townend will be looking to prove a point at the Burghley Horse Trials as he heads into today's showjumping phase in second place.

The controversial rider was left out of the British team for the World Equestrian Games next week despite winning Burghley last year and finishing second at Badminton this year. 

New Zealander Tim Price holds a narrow lead and Britain's Piggy French is third after the cross-country phase.

Oliver Townend wants to prove a point at the Burghley Horse Trials after tough year

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