LIMERICK rider Robyn Moran put another win on the board last Saturday as she emerged victorious in the TRM Showjumpers Club Spring Tour Grand Prix at Tubberbride Equestrian Centre. Riding Coolminga Inspector Royal, she was one of just five double clears from a field of 19.
This is the second win for this combination having led the victory lap in the round at Warrington Equestrian. Moran, who finished runner-up in the series last year, will no doubt be looking to keep on the top end of the leaderboard as the series comes to a close this month.
Owned and bred by James McMahon, Coolminga Inspector Royal is a 12-year-old gelding by Tinaranas Inspector out of Coolminga Cavalier by Garrison Royal.
From the original starters, seven booked their place against the clock in a bid to take home the €2,500 on offer.
Johanna Sixt and Incredible were almost a second behind when they crossed the line clear in 41.83. Owned by Cathal McMunn and Jonathan Reape, the nine-year old gelding is by Zavall VDL out of the Montreux-sired Urloma. The gelding was previously campaigned by Brendan Murphy and before this Cathal McMunn. Sixt took over the ride in the middle of last year and has proved very consistent at this level.
Shane Goggins took third place with Galwaybay Penelope when they get the poles in place in a time of 42.75. Owned by Laura Burke, the 10-year-old mare is by Chardonnay out of Clinton.
A clear from Vincent Howley and Castle Camiro in a time of 43.28 ensured him fourth place. Owned by Padraig Howley and bred by Noel Ruane, the nine-year-old mare is by Sligo Candy Boy out of Camiro Lady.
The last of the double clears was delivered by John Mulligan and Kinkeen Lough in a time of 43.66 for fifth place. Owned by Tommy Murray and bred by Thomas Murray, this eight-year-old mare is by Camillo VDL and is by the Mohill Cavalier Clover-sired Rushlomelass (ISH).
Tadhg Mulligan proved out of luck when he had one down with the John Mulligan-owned Creevagh Special, but his time of 44.80 saw him take sixth place. Bred by Ronnie Hollinger, the 12-year-old mare is by Camiro De Haar Z out of the Harlequin Du Carel-sired Creevagh Harlequin Lady. The sire, Camiro De Haar Z, was campaigned on the Irish circuit up to 2015 with much success by riders Paul O’Shea, David Blake and Frank Curran.
Win for Carey
In the earlier 1.20m, victory belonged to Nadine Carey when she delivered a clear with Deirdre Murnane’s Sacre Bleu in a time of 37.97. Johanna Sixt took the runner-up place with the Sandra Duffy-owned Castlebridge Metro Du Carel (ISH), when she also kept the poles in place in a time of 39.29. Slotting into third was Harry Rush when he delivered a clear with Noeleen and Francis Kerins-owned Beach Buggy in a time of 40.84.
Richard Kerins accounted for the next two placings. He delivered his best result aboard Gary Frew’s K-1, clear in 40.84 for eventual fourth.
He returned to take fifth place with the Susanne Kerins-owned RSK Lux Like Marius, clear in 41.22. Completing the top six was Johanna Sixt who kept all the poles in place with Sandra Duffy’s Stay West, clear in 41.59.