29 May Mervue Equine Leinster Summer Tour Wexford
Wexford Equestrian played host to the second round of the Mervue Equine Leinster Summer last week.
Sponsored by Irish Pebble on the day, the 1.35m saw 29 combinations go to post in the €2,000 class. Claiming victory was Kilkenny’s Eddie Moloney when he delivered a double clear with Damma Kannan Supreme in a time of 39.87. Owned and bred by Niall Greene, the nine-year-old gelding is by Kannan and out of the Camiro De Haar Z sired dam, Tonagh Trip The Lights. Junior rider Alexandra Hourigan took the runner-up place with Fernanda 22, when they came home with nothing to add in a time of 40.37. Resident rider Taylor Peare featured in the line-up, taking third place with Lissyegan Geoffrey when they came home with nothing to add in a time of 40.39. Taylor Cummins and the Mark Williams owned CSF Gabby Abbey took fourth when they kept all the poles in place in a time of 42.66. Francis Connors was last of the double clears with the eight-year-old mare Rose Marie in a time of 46.10 for fifth place. Completing the top six was Emma O’ Dwyer with her own Bear Bay Alessandro, when they were fastest of the four faulters in a time of 41.28.
Local rider Patrick Hickey led this victory lap when he delivered the winning round with William Hickey’s seven-year-old Claudine Fly in a time of 34.73. Eddie Moloney was back in the line-up taking the runner-up spot with the Equinimity LLC owned six-year-old, when he was clear in 35.56.Jackilynn Breslin followed closely behind with Calle Cool and crossed the line in a time of 36.13 for third.Francis Connors took fourth with the T Carey owned BD Alexandra , delivering a clear in 36.38.Little separated the next placing as Madeline Gervais and Ifra Van De Eik crossed the line with nothing to add in 36.67 for fifth place.Taylor Cummins returned to the line-up, taking sixth place with CSF Gabby Abbey when clear in 37.41.
Winner of the Garryrichards Stud sponsored 1.10m was young rider Jess Widger and the seven-year-old Grantstown Spirit, when they crossed the line clear in 37.38. Patrick Hickey added to his haul taking second with the seven-year-old Claudine Fly, when clear in 38.07. Third place belonged to amateur rider Marie Hartley and Nikita Van Het Heidenhof, when they came home with nothing to add in a time of 38.81. Paul Sarsfield played it safe with his own six-year-old Drumgoole Lass, crossing the line, clear in 40.63 for eventual fourth. Slotting into fifth place was junior rider Anna Morrissey and Royale Mardi Gras, clear in 40.78, while in sixth was Marie Harley and Rockstar Rory, clear in 42.30.