6yo RDS Qualifier

THE six-year-old division had a dozen places in Dublin up for grabs and 57 competitors took on the 1.30m two-round decider.

Brendan and Pauline Finlay’s Castlebridge Logan (Tolan R - Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve) took first place for breeder/rider Sean Kavanagh in the 21-combination jump-off in a time of 50.26.

Seamus Hughes Kennedy, riding his own and Ciara Kearney’s Ronnie Hollinger-bred Curra Ferro (S Creevagh Ferro Ex Siebe - Mount Diamond Flag), took second in 50.95.

The home-bred Kancruise (Kannan - Cruising) finished in third for owner/rider Deirdre Doyle in 51.26. Fourth went to another from the Bravo Hughes Stable in HHS Tokyo (Z Seven Ascot - Catoki) and Carl Webb in 52.43, while fifth was Gemma Phelan riding Baden Powell’s Curraghraigue Jack Bro (Orestus - Errigal Flight) in exactly the same time of 52.43 (in this case the first round time is then the decider).

Michael Ormond’s Kylemore Lady (Kannan - Cardento) and Linda Moloney were sixth, and Molly Hughes Bravo riding HHS Savanna (Dignified Van’T Zorgvliet - Don Juan De La Bouverie) took seventh.

Brendan Murphy rode Shirsheen Calensky (Cornet Obolensky - Regal Sting) into eighth for owner Linda Murphy and breeder Patrick Murphy.

Marti Rudd’s Monbeg Ruby (Diamant de Semilly - Boherdeal Clover) with Tomas Doyle aboard took ninth and Ethan Ahearne riding Patrick Kehoe’s ABC Saving Grace (Kannan - Cruising) were 10th.

The final two places went to Emoe Pixie (Pollux de Muze - Vechta), ridden by Ita McDermott, and the fastest four-faulter Jonathan Smyth riding CSF Rio (Quintero La Silla - Ards Vivendi).