Derry’s Daniel Coyle scores five-star win at Spruce Meadows in Canada

  • 8 June 2018, 10:28

Daniel Coyle has made a winning start at the world famous Spruce Meadows five-star fixture in Canada, coming out on top in last night’s (Thursday) 1m55 ATB Financial Cup.

Daniel Coyle (IRL) winner of the ATB Financial Cup raises the trophy with Curtis Stange, Chief Customer Officer, ATB Financial © Spruce Meadows Media

From the 39 starters, just three made it into the jump-off, where Coyle was drawn last to go with the 10-year-old chestnut mare Tienna who is owned by Lothlorien Farm.

Canada’s Eric Lamaze was first to go against the clock with Fine Lady and they would post what proved the fastest time of the jump-off (40.27) however one fence down would see them finish third. Defending champions Kent Farrington (USA) and Gazelle took the lead when clear in 44.64 seconds, however Coyle and Tienna were comfortably faster in 42.05 to take the winners prize.

Coyle will now have his sights set on Saturday’s RBC Grand Prix, presented by Rolex at the Spruce Meadows venue.

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