Stats: age 50, Calabasas, Calif.
The Alchemyst: ch. g., 16.3 hands, 12 years, Canadian Sport Horse (by Espiritu), owned by rider.
In 2008, they placed 19th at the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) and second in the CIC*** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.). In 2009, they were 25th at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and seventh at the Galway Downs CIC*** (Calif.). Last year, they placed 16th at the Galway Downs CIC*** and completed Rolex Kentucky again. This spring, they were fourth at intermediate at Galway Downs Winter and sixth in advanced/intermediate at The Event at 3 Day Ranch (Calif.).
Jimmy's Prediction: The Alchemyst and Debbie Rosen have had an up-and-down preparation this spring. Debbie is healthier and fitter this year than last, and I expect her to call on her experience and “Albert’s” talent to improve on their performance here in 2010. After a sketchy final preparation, Debbie’s coach told her she had to go out on cross-country and “get her freak on.” Debbie tells me she is bringing her “freak” with her.