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Shane Sweetnam continued his run of sparkling form at Spruce Meadows, Canada on Sunday night

Updated: Monday, 02 Jul 2012 07:24 | Comments

Shane Sweetnam of Cork finished second in the featured Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows
Shane Sweetnam of Cork finished second in the featured Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows

Shane Sweetnam continued his run of sparkling form at Spruce Meadows on Sunday night when he claimed the runner-up place in the World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix.

The 31 year-old Cork rider piloted Spy Coast Farm's stallion Amaretto Darco through two clear rounds, but was beaten to the winner's prize by US rider Ashlee Bond on Cadett 7.

Riding the same horse, Sweetnam finished third in Saturday morning's Duncan Ross Cup jump-off competition and also claimed a third place on Thursday in a speed class on board Cyklon.

Sweetnam also took second place in a 1m40 competition on Thursday, aboard mare Esquina Can Klapshut.

On Friday he notched up a win in the jump-off class with mare Everlychin de la Pomme, and saw fellow Irish rider Richie Moloney and the Irish Sport Horse Slieveanorra take seventh place in the same competition.

Also at Spruce Meadows, Ireland's Darragh Kerins took fourth place with Hot Wheels in the 1m45 Jump Off class.

In France, meanwhile, Co. Down's Conor Swail finished third in the Grand Prix at the three-star show in Canteleu with his new mount Martha Louise, while in the two-star Grand Prix at Grenoble, Declan McEvoy and Coco Bongo missed out on the winner's prize by a single time fault.

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