THE Emperor Augustus gelding Somerville Lad, who won the Top Spec-sponsored four-year-old and supreme show hunter championships at Dublin last year for then-owner, Patrice Dorney, is now successfully continuing his career in England for Jill Day and the Walker Show Team.

The bay’s former rider, P.J. Casey, would admit that following up such a tremendous year is nigh on impossible, but the Stamullen producer has a strong hand once again, especially in the four-year-old division with Thady Lynch’s Killycloghan Supreme Time and Margaret Jeffares’ Ballykelly Eva having already caught the eye of some top-class judges.