Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse
- 17 June 2018, 18:03
Limerick’s Paul Kennedy and Jane Kennedy-owned Irish Sport Horse mare Cartown Danger Mouse have taken victory in today’s (Sunday) four-star 1m60 Grand Prix sponsored by Equerry, at Bolesworth International in the UK.
A thrilling jump-off saw Kennedy (pictured above) outpace his fellow countryman Billy Twomey, with the 24-year-old Limerick rider collecting a first prize of €33,000.
Cork-born Twomey had taken the lead with the Kim Barzilay-owned Kimba Flamenco with a clear round in 38.65 seconds. However Kennedy knocked .09 of a second off that target when last to go. Twomey would finish as runner-up, while Britain’s John Whitaker took third place with Cassinis Chaplin. Richard Howley and Dolores came home in sixth for Ireland while Clem McMahon also finished in the top 10 with Pacato
It was Kennedy’s second win at Bolesworth having also taken the top prize in Friday’s feature competition again riding Cartown Danger Mouse, while the pair were also part of the winning Irish Nations Cup team recently in Lisbon.
- Cartown Danger Mouse (ISH) – 2006 bay mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Missy Boo (ISH). Bred by Paul G Kennedy, Co. Limerick. Owner: Jane Kennedy. Rider: Paul Kennedy (IRL)