IN what was a successful weekend for his Sweet Oak Farm, Co Cork’s Shane Sweetnam and his rider, Co Down’s Lorcan Gallagher, completed a one-two in the $86,000 Fidelity Investments Classic at the four-star American Gold Cup in North Salam, New York.

Riding The Blue Buckle Group’s Indra Van De Oude Heihoef (Casantos x Action-Breaker), Sweetnam crossed the line in 39.97 seconds to claim the top prize. Some 57 combinations started in the first round over Alan Wade and Nigel Jess’ track, and just four of those made it through to the jump-off.