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SHOW JUMPING: Denis Lynch crowned Leading Rider at Basel
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SHOW JUMPING: Denis Lynch crowned Leading Rider at Basel
on 12 January 2020
Denis Lynch was crowned Leading Rider of the Show after a string of top results at Basel in Switzerland

TIPPERARY'S Denis Lynch has completed an excellent few days at the five-star Swiss show in Basel, by taking fifth place in Sunday's Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix.

Lynch won Saturday evening’s 'Golden Drum of Basel' when riding Cristello and had earned a runner-up finish with GC Chopin’s Bushi in Friday’s Longines Grand Prix of Basel.

He once again partnered the Onyx Consulting-owned GC Chopin’s Bushi in the World Cup Grand Prix and they were among 15 combinations who made it through to the jump-off.

Lynch stopped the clock clear in 33.27 seconds in the second round which would give him a fifth-place finish.

Co Louth’s Mark McAuley and Vivaldi du Theil also made it into the jump-off and finished on exactly the same time (33.52) as French rider Kevin Staut with Viking d’La Rousserie to share seventh place overall.

Swiss Olympic champion and and former World No.1 Steve Guerdat won the event with Victorio des Frotards, in front of his home fans, after stopping the clock clear in 31.44.

Denis Lynch’s impressive results over the weekend saw him crowned Leading Rider of the Show in Basel, and he has climbed to 10th place on the World Cup league table ahead of the next round of action next weekend at Leipzig in Germany.

Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release

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