Lennon and Swail score Irish 1-2 at Spruce Meadows while Coyle also records a victory
- 28 June 2019, 11:09
Irish riders have made a strong start to the weekend at Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ five-star fixture in Canada, where Co Down’s former world champion Dermott Lennon took victory in Thursday feature Friends of the Meadows Cup 1m50 with The Irish Sport Horse MJM Pursuit.
A massive 95 combinations went to post in the one round speed contest, where Lennon’s time of 53.84 seconds saw him comfortably finish first, ahead of Irish teammate Conor Swail who took second place with GK Coco Chanel in 56.74. Jordan Coyle also filled sixth place for Ireland with Bold Prinz.
The Friends of the Meadows Cup 1m45 two phase saw Derry’s Daniel Coyle take the winners prize with Leilani after a clear round in 24.64 seconds. Coyle had earlier took victory in the 7-year-old class with Amalia, just edging out his older brother Jordan Coyle who finished second with Centriko Volo.
MJM Pursuit (ISH) – 2009 bay mare by Aldato (KWPN) out of Mountain Mist (ISH), by Limmerick (HOLST). Bred by Cyril Ferguson, Co. Tyrone. Owner: MJM Holdings Limited. Rider: Dermott Lennon (IRL)