Bertram Allen makes winning start at Helsinki World Cup fixture
- 20 October 2017, 19:32
Wexford’s Bertram Allen has made a flying start at the Finnish five-star World Cup Show in Helsinki, winning today’s (Friday) 1m45 Power and Speed competition with the 9-year-old stallion Dino W.
Allen and the Ballywalters Farm-owned Dino W were drawn midway through the contest which attracted 46 starters and posted what proved an unbeatable target of clear in 54.29 seconds to take the winners prize of €8,750.
Second place went to Dutch rider Eric van der Vleuten with Zigali P S (54.97), while Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet took third spot aboard Eldorado van het Vijverhof (55.07).
Allen is one of four Irish riders competing in Helsinki this weekend, where the second round of the Longines FEI World Cup takes place on Sunday.