IT was a one/two for Ballypatrick Stables in the Francis Derwin Bloodstock-sponsored 1.40m Grand Prix qualifier on Saturday afternoon when Max O’Reilly Hyland and Kevin Gallagher headed the pack in the one-round speed class. O’Reilly Hyland, who trains with Greg Broderick in Tipperary, took first place riding his own French-bred gelding Babar de Bussy when they were the fastest of the 29 clear rounds from 76 starters, crossing the finish line in 60.07.

Gallagher was aboard Ennisnag Stud’s home-bred 10-year-old gelding ESI Star Struck (Lamm de Fetan x Tampa), and they stopped the clock at 60.81 for second place. Jonathan Smyth was third with Noletta Smyth and Roy Craig’s Mulvin Lights Out (Kroongraaf x Diamond Serpent) in 61.10, while fourth was Jason Foley and John Kearney’s eight-year-old Pacino gelding Cura Paco in 61.87.