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Jessica Kurten added another Grand Prix victory to her recent tally, winning in Austria

Updated: Sunday, 06 May 2012 19:56

Jessica Kurten's fine form continued in Austria, where she captured the Grand Prix at the three-star show
Jessica Kurten's fine form continued in Austria, where she captured the Grand Prix at the three-star show

Jessica Kurten, riding Voss, added another Grand Prix victory to her recent tally with a win at the three-star show in Ebreichsdorf, Austria on Sunday.

Picking up an Opel Corsa car as first prize, Kurten finished with over two seconds in hand of German challenger Marc Bettinger, in a 28-strong field.

Billy Twomey had a good day at the five-star Spanish show in Valencia, finishing runner-up in the day's final Winning Round competition on Tinka's Serenade, losing out to Kevin Staut by just over half a second in the final round.

Earlier, Twomey had finished sixth in the Valencia speed class, piloting his own 14-year-old stallion Romanov.

Capt. David O'Brien finished a fifth at Mannheim's three-star Grand Prix in Germany, riding Annestown through a double clear round, only to see rising Swedish star Angelica Augustsson walk away with the trophy on the Cruising mare Mic Mac du Tillard.

At Le Touquet, France, Ireland's Paddy O'Donnell finished sixth in the Grand Prix with the Harristown Princess, recording a zero score over both rounds but unable to catch Belgian winner Jose Thiry and Cyber de l'Obstination.