TIPPERARY's Denis Lynch and Rubens LS La Silla claimed the winner's prize of over €75,000 in Saturday evening's five-star Longines Grand Prix at La Coruña in Spain.
Just four of the 36 starters made it into the jump-off, with Lynch posting what proved to be the winning clear round when second to go against the clock.
Dutchman Marc Houtzager would finish as runner-up with Sterrehof’s Dante, while Britain’s Robert Whitaker slotted into third place with Catwalk IV.
Lynch picked the ride on Rubens LS La Silla in late August after the 13-year-old HH Rebozo-sired stallion was bought by Onyx Consulting Ltd, the horse was previously ridden by Co Down’s Conor Swail.
A delighted Denis Lynch said: “I was lucky because my horse is not the fastest, but has a lot of experience. He was calm, he turned very well and I am very happy. ”
La Coruña will host the latest round of the Longines FEI World Cup series this afternoon (Sunday).
Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release