Irish winning run continues at Dublin Horse Show as Bertram Allen adds another win ahead of Friday’s Aga Khan
- 10 August 2017, 18:13
Ireland’s brilliant run of results at the 2017 Dublin Horse Show continued this afternoon (Thursday), with Wexford’s Bertram Allen (pictured) guiding Izzy By Picobello to victory in the Anglesea Serpentine Stakes. A massive 20 combinations went through to the jump-off from 49 starters. Despite been drawn first to go against the clock, Allen and the nine-year-old gelding laid down a target of clear in 35.63 seconds which proved unbeatable.
Japanese rider Karen Polle took runner-up spot aboard With Wings (35.88), while Tipperary’s Greg Broderick finished third with Chinook (37.08). Kilkenny’s Richie Moloney and Carrabis Z took a share of fourth place, finishing on exactly the same time as Mexico’s Frederico Fernandez with Landpeter Do Feroleto.
In the earlier Speed Derby, Irish riders filled all of the top six places with Greg Broderick and Zuidam scoring their second win in 24 hours. Irish riders have now won all four international competitions so far this week at the RDS.
Irish team manager Rodrigo Pessoa will be hoping Ireland’s winning run continues in Friday’s Aga Khan at the RDS. The Irish team, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange and Devenish was named this morning. It includes Bertram Allen, Denis Lynch, Cian O’Connor and Louth’s Mark McAuley who will make his Aga Khan debut.
Ireland will take to the arena for the first time since securing a sponsorship deal with leading clothing company Equiline and have been drawn second to jump of eight teams with the action starting at 3pm.