Lennon and Butler enjoy RDS success

Updated: Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 23:11

There was more success for the Irish riders with two wins at the second day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.

The Speed Derby saw Down's Dermott Lennon break through with a win on the Irish Sport Horse Loughview Lou Lou, with Peter Smyth and another Irish Sport Horse, Victoria Rose, in third.

Conor Swail took fourth with the mare Dromma, while Capt David O'Brien placed seventh with the 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare Mo Chroi.

The Knight Frank Speed Stakes saw Lennon, this time with Hallmark Elite, narrowly lose out on a back-to-back win by half a second to Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Guerdat and Jalisca Solier.

Marion Hughes didn't manage to repeat her Wednesday win with the Irish Sport Horse Heritage HHS Fortuna, but took a respectable fourth place.

In the last class of the evening, Alexander Butler and the Irish Sport Horse Will Wimble saw off a challenge from France's Jerome Hurel and Zafir to take the €5,000 first prize in the Anglesea Stakes, while Conor Swail again maintained form with a third place on the mare Martha Louise.

Francis Connors and the Irish Sport Horse gelding Heracross took fourth, while Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O'Connor and the bay gelding O'Connell Street came home in sixth.

Tholm Keane and Warrenstown You 2 rounded off the Irish dominance with a ninth place.

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