Podium finish for Bertram Allen in Swiss five-star Grand Prix

  • 26 January 2018, 20:48

Wexford’s Bertram Allen and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof have taken third place in tonight’s (Friday) 1m55 Longines five-star Grand Prix at Zürich in Switzerland, with one of just three double clear rounds in the competition.

Bertram Allen and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof (Photo: Mercedes-Benz CSI Zürich) 

One of seven combinations from 40 starters who made it through to the jump-off, they jumped clear again when third to go in the in the second round, stopping the clock in 37.37 seconds.

Allen took up the reins on the 12-year-old Gin Chin van het Lindenhof last October, with the gelding previously ridden by Germany’s Marcus Ehning.

Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs and Clooney gave the home crowd the perfect finish with a brilliant winning clear in 35.12 when last to jump. That pushed Italy’s Luca Maria Moneta into second spot with Connery with a time of 35.68. Tipperary’s Denis Lynch and the 15-year-old stallion All Star finished with just a single fence down in the first round.

Zürich will host the latest round of the Longines FEI World Cup on Sunday.

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