FRESH from helping Ireland qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Denis Lynch and Brooklyn Heights jumped double clear to finish fourth in the five-star Rolex Grand Prix at the Brussels Stephex Masters, where Sweden’s Peder Fredricson came out on top with Catch Me Not Z.

Frenchman Grégory Bodot designed a difficult track for the 44 starters and just seven managed to keep a clean sheet and make it through to the jump-off. Lynch was fourth to go against the clock and, once again, Molly Ohrstrom’s 13-year-old gelding was clear again but his time of 33.66 seconds was too slow to challenge for the lead.

Fredricson was fifth into the arena and broke the beams in 32.61 to set an unbeatable lead to win the top prize of €165,000, pushing Brazil’s Eduardo Menezes into second place with H5 Chaganus into second place. Dutchman Harrie Smolders completed the podium with Uricas V/D Kattevennen. Lynch earned €50,000 for fourth place.

The winner commented: “I am so happy that this year I could win both in Knokke and at the Brussels Stephex Masters. Catch Me Not S is 16 years old but you don’t feel that. I certainly take his age into account but he is still top. He was my backup for the WC in Herning and in great shape.”