Denis Lynch the King in Madrid as Cameron Hanley takes third place

  • 6 May 2018, 20:18

Irish riders dominated today’s five-star Kings Cup Volvo Trophy at Madrid’s Global Champions Tour show in Spain with Tipperary’s Denis Lynch scoring a superb win while Mayo’s Cameron Hanley finished third.

Denis Lynch receives the winners trophy from Javier Revuelta (President of Royal Spanish Equestrian Federation) and German Lopez (President of Volvo Spain) (Photo: Mario Grassia/LGCT)

With 12 combinations going through to the jump-off, the second round was hugely competitive. However a blistering clear in 37.37 seconds from Lynch and the 14-year-old stallion RMF Echo, saw them take the top prize of €33,000. Belgium’s Pieter Devos slotted into runner-up spot with Apart (38.19), while Cameron Hanley continued his impressive form with the 10-year-old mare Eis Isaura to finish third with a double clear in 38.80.

A delighted Lynch said:

“He’s a naturally very quick horse. He gives his best, and I’m very lucky to have him, so thanks to Rushy Marsh [Farm]. We had a good shot to the last – we had a lucky rub, but you need luck to win like that!”

Lynch’s victory was Ireland’s second win in Madrid this week after Offaly’s Darragh Kenny came out on top in Friday’s Caixabank Trophy with Cassini Z, while Cameron Hanley and Eis Isaura again finished in third place.

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