TIPPERARY’s Trevor Breen won last Saturday’s feature 1.45m Longines ranking class in Vilamoura, Portugal. From a big class of 54 starters, Breen and Home Farm Equestrian’s Gonzalo were the best of seven double-clear rounds.

Some 11 combinations made it through to the jump-off, where Breen broke the beams in 38.08 seconds to earn the top prize of €6,375. He beat Britain’s Adrian Speight and Millfield Baloney into second place (0/0 38.34). On the same day, Breen was third in a Table A 1.35m aboard the Old Lodge Stud-owned 10-year-old stallion Chankar Mail.

Youngster Francis Derwin Jnr won Friday’s Table A Longines ranking class at the venue with his father Francis Derwin’s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding AHG Whiterock Cruise Down (Cruisings Mickey Finn x Touchdown) who was bred by Ann Gannon Clancy.

The pair were the fastest of 25 clear rounds in the big class of 78 starters, clear in 57.84 seconds.

There were three more Irish riders in the top 10. Alexander Butler finished fifth with Chilli B (61.21), Richard Howley was seventh on Fame (61.26) and Trevor Breen slotted into seventh with Gonzalo (61.56).