Lynch scores five-star win at Basel in Switzerland

  • 9 January 2016, 21:52

TIPPERARY’s Denis Lynch produced a stunning second round performance, to win tonight’s (Saturday) five-star world ranking class at Basel in Switzerland.

Lynch was one of nine combinations to make it into the second round jump-off with the 16-year-old gelding Abbervail Van Het Dingeshof and a brilliant display saw him take the winner’s cheque of almost 12,000 euro.

Less than a second separated the top four finishers, with Lynch denying the home crowd a local win when he forced Switzerland’s Romain Douget into second place.

The Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Eclipse finished in eighth place with Swiss rider, Paul Estermann.

Lynch was joined at the Swiss venue by Cork’s Billy Twomey, who last week scored a Grand Prix win for Ireland at Liverpool in the UK.

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Photo: Denis Lynch and Abbervail Van Het Dingeshof on their way to victory at the five-star show in Basel, Switzerland (Katja Stuppia/Longines CSI Basel)

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