Clem McMahon extends HSI Premier Series lead with win at Balmoral
- 11 July 2021, 19:45
Monaghan’s Clem McMahon and The Irish Sport Horse Hilton Pacato continued their domination of the 2021 Horse Sport Ireland Premier Series with a brilliant win in today’s (Sunday) third round of the series at Balmoral.
McMahon and Hilton Pacato finished as runners-up in the opening round at Barnadown back in May and followed that up with a win in round two at Portmore. Four combinations made it into the jump-off at Balmoral, with McMahon taking victory with a clear second round in 47.55.
Kevin Gallagher and Ballypatrick Flamenco (ISH) came to Balmoral in second place on the league table and they maintained their push for league honours by finishing as runners up with a clear in 48.90. The only other double clear came from Jason Foley and MHS Jersey Girl (ISH) to finish third in 48.90.
Brendan Murphy also made it into the jump-off with City and finished fourth with one fence down in 50.73. Junior rider
Niamh McEvoy took fifth place with Templepatrick Welcome Limmerick (ISH) while the top six was completed by Francis Connors and CSF James Kann Cruz (ISH).