THE 1.45m North Star Classic saw 50 combinations battle it out for the €10,000 on offer last Friday and of those, 14 booked their place against the clock. Leading the victory lap were Kilkenny’s Eddie Moloney and Temple Alice.

Speaking after the win, Eddie Moloney said: “Delighted to take the win today the horse is a real tryer and everything get up nicely in the jump-off. Credit to Barnadown, they are putting on a great show and the grass arena is always fantastic. The nicest part of this win was that my first ever Grand Prix win was here, but I’m not too sure how long ago it was.”