MONAGHAN’s Clem McMahon jumped to the top the Horse Sport Ireland 1.50m Premier Series leaderboard last Sunday, when he rode to victory in the second round at Portmore Equestrian Centre aboard Hilton Pacato (see cover image page 89). This combination had put in an impressive performance to take the runner-up placing in the opening round at Barnadown.

Owned by Hilton Farm and bred by Peter Rice, the 12-year-old gelding is by McMahon’s former Nations Cup horse Pacino out of the Cavalier-sired Cavailer Lagan.