Susan Fitzpatrick takes the Premier Series in Tattersalls

19 Jul Susan Fitzpatrick takes the Premier Series in Tattersalls

Victory today in the SJI Premier Premier Series at Tattersalls belonged to Kilkenny’s Susan Fitzpatrick. Riding the Manny O’Hara owned Miss Paris she took home the winners share of the €20,000 in the Underwriting Exchange sponsored Grand Prix, when she lodged the winning round of clear in 41.96.

Bred by Gestüt Lewitz, the nine-year-old mare is by Messenger and is out of the Eurocommerce Berlin sired dam, Paspertina. This combination have only recently returned from Europe, competing at St Tropez – Grimaud CSI3*, where they took ninth place in the 1.55m Grand Prix. Prior to this they competed in Maubeuge CSI3*. In Balmoral International they took a third and fourth place in the 1.45m classes and prior to this they recorded results in Vejer de la Frontera CSI4*.

A total of 28 combinations lined out to take on the Tom Holden designed course. From those seven booked their place in the timed round. 

Placed fourth the day before in the GAIN Alltech Grand Prix, Dermott Lennon was back in the line-up as he took the runner-up spot. Riding Millview Cicero he was almost a second behind as he crossed the line, clear in 42.54. Owned by Bronte Stables and bred by Harry Marshall, this nine-year-old gelding is by Cicero z van Paemal and is out of Royal Dutch.

Winner of the GAIN Alltech Grand Prix the day before with Crystal Graf, Jonathan Smyth added to his record card as he took third place, this time with Mulvin Lui, when clear in 44 seconds.This combination are no strangers to success at this level, having claimed fourth in the SJI Premier Series in National Balmoral. This pairing only recently took fourth place in the GAIN Alltech National Grand Prix in Ballivor,  The 10-year-old gelding is by Kroongraaf and out of the Diamond Serpent sired dam, Diamond Vicky.

Comdt. Geoff Curran proved out of luck when he had one on the ground with Glengarra Wood, but a fast time of 43.45 saw him slot into fourth place. Previously owned by Lissava Stud (formerly called LVS Sportsfield), and bred by Mules Somers Glengarra Wood is a 12-year-old gelding by Capitalist and out of the Cavalier Clover Lad sired dam, Cavalier Forest. 

Madeline Roberts Allen suffered a similar fate as Curran with Celah Sue De Rialfo Z, but a slower time of 45.61 meant that she had to settle for fifth place on this occasion.The 12-year-old mare is by Coupe De Coeur and is out of Olala. This combination has been in form of late, claiming sixth place in the GAIN Alltech Grand Prix in Maryville last Sunday.

Luke Campbell and Derryinver Truffle had one on the ground in a time of 45.81 for sixth place. points.Owned by David Campbell and bred by Tom and the late Linda Magee, the 11 -year-old gelding is by Tornesch and out of the Cruising sired dam, Icing. This combination have clocked up results on the national circuit of late, which includes a third place finish in Castle Irvine National Grand Prix.

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