THE rings at Ballsbridge present a wonderful shop window for young horses and they attract buyers like a magnet. As British talent spotters turn out in force, it is hardly surprising to find many Dublin purchases finding their way on to the English circuit.

One such rising star is the 2014 Dublin supreme hunter champion Bloomfield Excelsior (Rex). Daphne Tierney’s Jack Of Diamonds four-year-old put up a stunning performance for Jane Bradbury last August and the grey heavyweight was snapped up by Alan Ross.