Skelton triumphs again

British number one Nick Skelton claimed another major victory on the road to London 2012.

Warwickshire-based Skelton, who has been in majestic form during the past six months, won the Global Champions' Tour event in Hamburg.

Skelton, riding Big Star, collected £76,000 for his efforts.

On current form, he could easily arrive at London as gold medal favourite, although no decision has yet been made on which horse he will wide at Greenwich Park - Big Star or Carlo 273.

Skelton was the major money winner at Florida's Winter Equestrian Festival earlier this year, while he also jumped two clear rounds for Great Britain at the FEI Nations Cup opener in France earlier this month and won the Antwerp Grand Prix.