DERRY’s Daniel Coyle made a winning start to the world famous five-star Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, when claiming victory in last Thursday’s 1.55m ATB Financial Cup, a competition he was second in 12 months ago.

A total of 39 started over the big track and just three managed to jump clear and progress to the timed round. Coyle was in good company with Canada’s Eric Lamaze and USA’s Kent Farrington.