Cian O’Connor commanded the Irish one-two on the fourth date of CSI5* Dublin followed by Cameron Hanley. (Photo © Sonya Hennessy)
Irish Olympic Bronze medalist Cian O’Connor raided with €25,000 The Accumulator by Mount Juliet Estate, continuing the dominance by the home riders.
The fourth date of the CSI5* Dublin added another FEI event with full prominence on the part of Irish riders, with Cian O’Connor being the highest honors with the 12-year-old stallion Copain du Perchet CH (Conteur x Ragazzo) at Complete his field with 65 points in 50.48 seconds.
On this occasion the home riders finished one-two, being escorted Cian O’Connor who secured 50 World Ranking Points by Cameron Hanley, presenting with the 12-year-old gelding Aiyetoro (Concorde x Colino) and completing also in 65 points, but in time of 51.42 seconds.
The Swiss Edwin Smits prevented the home riders from recording again, taking the top three places getting a time of 51.63 seconds with the 9-year-old stallion Pikelot von Hof CH (Hrh Pik Ayolo x Cernunnus von Hof) and fourth place was for Irishman Denis Lynch alongside the 11-year-old mare Rmf Swinny du Parc (Berlin x Laudanum) in 52.47 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking his two representatives highlighted and managed to score FEI Ranking Points, finishing in fifth place the Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Tinkerbell 31 (Incolor x Argentinus) obtaining a time of 52.56 seconds and the Mexican rider Patricio Pasquel followed in sixth place with a time of 52.62 seconds nest to 13-year-old gelding Careyes (Convert x Landgold).