THE Edie Murray-Hayden-ridden UCS Disclosure caught the eye for two reasons last Saturday at Tyrella, as he won the 30-runner EI110 on his first start at this level and because he is a very striking skewbald gelding, who is highly-regarded by his Co Kildare producer.

Two seconds over the time on the final leg, the Anglo European Studbook-registered UCS Disclosure completed on a total of 29.8 penalties, while the Irish Sport Horse mare Cavaliers Cruiz, ridden by Heidi Hamilton for Daphne Ladley, added 2.4 cross-country time penalties to the 29.8 she was awarded by Coreen Abernethy in the dressage phase.

“This is a really lovely, very, very talented horse,” said Murray-Hayden of the Amanda Chapman-bred winner, who is owned by Swiss businesswoman Barbara Keller. The six-year-old by Diamant des Plaisir is out of the Sempatico M mare Special Design. “He’s only 15.3hh but is a big-moving, big-jumping horse.

“I’ve had him here (at her Gormanstown Stud in Kilcullen) since he was four and a half months old,” said Murray-Hayden. “Interestingly, his best pal when they were growing up was A Dream To Share, who won five bumpers in a row including the Grade 1 races at Cheltenham and Punchestown last year. This fellow has done a lot of training, but only competed in three EI100 classes last season, after which I took him to Cornbury, where he finished 10th of 73 in a BE105 for five-year-olds. The aim now is to get his MERs for Millstreet.”

From five rides on Saturday, Steven Smith finished fourth twice, third on one occasion and second twice. The Gilford rider filled the runner-up position in the EI110 (Open) on Tullaher Paudie (28.3 penalties) who, on his first phase score, was always playing second fiddle to the Suzanne Hagan-partnered Karolita O (24.3).

Owned by Anne Magee and Jane Hancock, this nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Firestone was bringing up a hat trick, having won an EI110 at Tullymurry in July, followed by the EI110 national championships at Kilguilkey House in early September.

Five of the 21 starters in the EI80 failed to finish and, of those who did, just four completed on their Corey Mawhinney-awarded dressage scores.

Best of that quartet was 12-year-old Armagh schoolgirl Ella Rose Sands who, on her EI debut, topped the final leaderboard with her mother Danielle’s year-older black 138cm mare Cleggan Cyrss. A member of the Iveagh Branch of The Pony Club, Sands competed ‘Rosie’ during the Baileys Horse Feeds flexi eventing series at The Meadows and also jumped the mare at Cavan over Easter.