Seconds for Lynch and Allen at five-star Aachen
- 30 May 2015, 18:23
IRELAND’S Denis Lynch took second place in the Winning Round competition at the big five-star show in Aachen, Germany this afternoon (Saturday), pushing Thomas Straumann’s bay stallion All Star 5 across the line in a second round time of 46.75 seconds.
However, the Tipperary rider was just over a second off the pace of German winner David Will and the mare Mic Mac du Tillard, and had to settle for the runner-up prize of 10,000 euro, while Will took home 12,500 euro for his first place.
Earlier, 19 year-old Bertram Allen also took a second place in the Youngster Cup for seven and eight year-old horses, riding Ballywalter Farms’s stallion Cheese W Z. The Wexford teenager failed to catch Germany’s Christian Ahlmann and Casuality Z, who claimed the winner’s rosette with just a quarter of a second in hand.
However, Allen was once again in the ribbons in the later Jump and Drive competition, where he shared first place with Australia’s Boyd Exell for the 5,000 euro prize. Allen and Wild Thing L handled the riding stage, while the Australian took the driving section.
Aachen’s much-anticipated one million euro Grand Prix takes place on Sunday afternoon, with the winner taking home 330,000 euro.
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