16 May Kilkenny’s Vincent Byrne Victorius in Cavan
Kilkenny’s Vincent Byrne took the honours today in the seven-year-old ISH Studbook Series in Cavan. Riding HW True Blue, eight double clears in a time of 37.03 seconds. Bred by Hilda Wall, the gelding is by Plot Blue and out of the Warrenstown You 2 sired dam, Warrenstown lass. This combination have demonstrated impressive form in this league, claiming fifth place in Barnadown last weekend and second place in the round at Galway Equestrian.Fellow Leinster rider Francis Derwin was also in the line-up, taking the runner-up spot with Florida Springs, when they stopped the clock in 35.92 seconds. Bred by Patrick Smith, the mareis by Mermus R and out of the Kingsmaster sired dam, Rockville Star. Third place belonged to Ethen Ahearne and the Noel Cawley owned Emerald Mystique, when clear in 37.03. Slotting into fourth place was Niamh Mc Evoy and Lisboy Louie, clear in 38.12, ahead of Catherine Thornton and Coachella in 38.14. Completing the top six line -up was Olive Clarke and FSS Outlaw in 44.99.