THERE was a definite divide when it came to the three-year-old championship for the Captain Anthony Maude cup at the StenaLine Dublin Horse Show and let’s be sexist here, it was always between the two winning geldings.

The southern contingent backed John and Dora Tyner’s Bullseye, winner of the all-Ireland three-year-old championship at Bannow & Rathangan last month. Support further up the country was for the lightweight class winner, MHS Morning Master, jointly-owned by his breeder, Sinead Brennan, and Brian Murphy who produced him out of the Connolly’s Red Mills-sponsored Gowran Hunt Horses yard of Pat Loughlin.