KATIE McEntee and Stephex Stables’ ever-consistent mare Hip Girl (Hip Hop - Carthago) dominated in Sunday’s Goggin Equine Insurance-sponsored 1.30m two-phase at Flavours of Fingal show.
A start list of 25 lined out for the class, of these just 11 produced a double clear round. McEntee was fastest in 27.27 for the win.
Jason Foley came closest to catching her when he guided the seven-year-old Balia Silvia to a clear just slightly slower in 27.30 for the runner-up spot.
Third place went to Damien Griffin and Breda Carroll’s mare Hollywood in 29.84, while fourth was Aisling Byrne’s Supreme Action with Julieann Gaffney in the saddle.
Junior Annie Gibson rode another Dutch-bred named Hollywood into fifth place but this gelding was sired by Ukato.
Lisa Rosbotham’s Indy De Muze (I’m Special de Muze - Ekstein), ridden by Nicole Kershaw, completed the line-up in sixth.
Win for Hodgins
Satuday’s feature, the 1.35m Mervue Leinster Grand Prix, saw Andrew Hodgins and his own mare Sandra (Lux Z - Sandro Boy) take the top spot from a field of 23.
Just five combinations made it into the jump-off and of these just two, Hodgins and second place Hard to Beat (Indoctro - Laroche), ridden by Elaine O’Neill, produced double-clear rounds.
Hodgins secured the win in a time of 45.50, while O’Neill stopped the clock over seven seconds slower in 52.99.
Lt James Whyte and the Army Equitation School’s Carrigoran (Chippison - Coille Mor Hill) finished third as the fastest four-faulter.
Edward Doyle and Chacco Bay (Chacco Blue - Cruising) were fourth, while his son Edward Jnr, riding Billy Cavatina (Cevin Z - Animo), took fifth.
Lt Whyte and his second mount, Seapatrick (Iroko - Master Imp), slotted into sixth.