Bertram Allen and Molly Malone finish fourth in Estoril Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

  • 8 July 2017, 23:21

Wexford’s Bertram Allen and Molly Malone have finished fourth in tonight’s (Saturday) €300,000 five-star Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix at Estoril in Portugal.

Just five of the 23 starters jumped clear in the opening round to make it into the jump-off. Allen and the 13-year-old Molly Malone, owned by Ballywalter Farms, lowered a single fence when last to jump in a time of 46.05 seconds.

Victory went to Israel’s Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary – a mare formerly ridden by Ireland’s Billy Twomey. A brilliant effort saw them jump clear when third to go against the clock, stopping the clock in 45.56 to take the winners prize of almost €100,000. Dutch rider Maikel Van der Vleuten produced the only other clear round to finish as runner-up with VDL Groep Arera C. Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs took third spot on the podium with Clooney. He finished a second faster than Bertram Allen who collected €30,000 for his fourth place finish.

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