ALTHOUGH none of the Irish European team ponies made an appearance at Millstreet, The Irish Field CIC1* was a strong one fielding 17 runners. Six riders from Great Britain added to the international atmosphere, and dominating the leaderboard they filled the top five placings.

Heading the quintet was Cheltenham-based Ibble Watson who, teaming up with Bookhamlodge Pennylane, added just 4.40 time faults to her opening score of 27.2. This was a good result for Watson, who creditably has produced the eight-year-old mare from a youngster.