THREE fillies filled the first three places in Section A of the four-year-old class at the Young Eventhorse Qualifier at Forth Mountain on Wednesday but, given the scoring criteria, only the first two secured their Dublin Horse Show tickets.

The winner, on a total of 278.6 points, was the Ramiro B bay Ramiros Flight who was ridden by Fernhill Sport Horses’ Italian international Luca Bortolamei for owner Carol Gee. Bred by Linda Hudson, she is out of the Furistos Trump mare Beyond Rubies, a half-sister to the Young Barnaby stallion, Barnaby Flight.

Five points adrift in second came the Michael Moran-owned and ridden Hashtag Vogue (273.6) who was bred in Co Clare by James Nash. By the Oldenburg stallion Future Trend, the chesnut is out of Silvanos Lift, by Silvano.

The unlucky third was Rhiannon Burton’s Newmarket Jewel mare Newmarket Amy (267.4) but her owner-rider enjoyed better luck in Section B where, again finishing third, she did book a qualifying ticket with her Ulysses M2S gelding, Kilmanahan Ulysses (277.1).

Two home-breds finished first and second with the busy Sian Coleman claiming the honours for Co Cork’s Catherine and Charles Harold Barry on the Luidam gelding Ballyvonare Rascal (280.9) who they bred out of their Creevagh Ferro mare Cleo Ferro (CCI2*).

Co Wexford veterinary surgeon Ciara Kinsella finished second with her chesnut Orestus mare Tykillen Jazz who she bred out of her Master Imp mare, Lisara Impish Lady, a half-sister to the Touchdown gelding George (CSI4*).

Many of the four- and five-year-olds who competed on Thursday had already featured in the Stepping Stones league and some, no doubt, while continuing in this series will also be aimed at the Dubarry Burghley young event horse qualifier which takes place on the Saturday of the Tattersalls Ireland July Show (July 23rd and 24th).