Irish rider Greg Broderick maintained Irish dominance at CSIO5* Dublin, now occupying the top six with Billy Twomey second and Shane Breen third. (Photo © horsesportireland.ie)
The second day of the CSIO5* Dublin maintained the clear dominion by the Irish riders, being now Greg Broderick the great protagonist.
Occupying the top six positions by home riders, Greg Broderick completed his run in 80.60 seconds with Paul Carr’s 13-year-old stallion Zuidam (Guidam x Indoctro), securing 50 World Ranking Points in the €24.600 Speed Derby by The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.
Yesterday’s winner Greg Broderick again showed signs of his clear intentions to hoard the titulars at this 2017 Dublin Horse Show edition, being escorted by Billy Twomey in second place with the 13-year-old stallion Ardcolum Duke (Gypsy Duke x Clover Hill) in 82.64 seconds and third place the first FEI events winner Shane Breen along with the 11-year-old stallion Can Ya Makan (Canturo x Fara).
While Dermott Lennon’s best time was 79.82 seconds, the course designed by Tom Holden was evaluated by Table C and with his demolition added 4 seconds to his final time with the 15-year-old gelding Vampire (Andiamo X Fruhling). Completed the group of best six Irishmen Cian O’Connor in fifth place and Cameron Hanley in sixth place.
For the Pan American Ranking American rider Lillie Keenan was in eighth place, adding 4 seconds to her time and totaling 88.79 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Be Gentle (Ticallux Verte x Gentleman).
The class surprise came from best seed and world number 3 Kevin Staut of France, who not complicated his round with the 12-year-old gelding For Joy van’t Zorgvliet Hdc (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker), by elimination.