Fredericks suffers fall
Top Australian eventer Clayton Fredericks is recovering in a French hospital after falling during at Saumur's three-star competition.
Fredericks, who has won the event on two previous occasions, fell from Be My Guest and was taken to hospital in Angers.
A statement posted on the Saumur website said 44-year-old Fredericks was "recovering and is out of danger".
Fredericks, who is based in Devizes with his wife and former Badminton winner Lucinda, was a member of Australia's silver medal-winning team at the 2008 Olympics and should be a serious contender for the podium places in London.
"I am feeling frustrated to be laying here in hospital, but it is just cautionary as it appeared Lottie (Be My Guest) stepped right on my stomach," Fredericks said on his Facebook page.
"Will be scanned in a few days and hopefully on my way back to London preparations."
Two British hopes in Saumur were both eliminated during the cross-country.
Laura Collett, riding her Olympics hopeful Rayef, and Zara Phillips (Lord Lauries) both failed to make it into Sunday's showjumping finale.
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