Super Swail leads home an Irish five-star 1-2-4 in Dinard

  • 30 July 2023, 08:38

Conor Swail celebrates on board Theo 160 after their win in Dinard, France

Conor Swail came out on top of the five-star Prix l’Eperon-Charles De Cazanove in Dinard, France on Saturday, leading home an impressive 1-2-4 for Irish riders.

Swail and Theo 160, who has been in sparkling form Stateside all season, jumped a scintillating clear round in the 1.50m speed class, coming home in a time of 67.17 seconds.

That proved a cut above of the combination’s rivals, with world number 10 Swail’s 2022 Aga-Khan Trophy-winning teammate Shane Sweetnam finishing in the runner-up position on Out Of The Blue SCF in a time of 69.55 seconds.

Denis Lynch and Vistogrand were agonisingly close to making it a full house on the podium but Belgian Gilles Thomas was a mere 0.12 seconds faster than the Tipperary man, coming home in 70.13 seconds on board Feromas Van Beek Z.

Swail and Theo 160 also landed the opening class of the show on Thursday, taking the 1.45m three-star class and is in action with Nadal Hero & DB, along with world number nine rider Sweetnam, Lynch and compatriot Mikey Pender, in the five-star Grand Prix later this afternoon.


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