Cork-born Billy Twomey scored one of his biggest career wins to date, when he landed the Longines Grand Prix at La Coruna’s five-star show in Spain on Saturday night.

A stunning performance from Twomey and the 13-year-old gelding Diaghilev saw them lift the winners trophy and collect the huge first prize of almost €90,000.

They were one of eight combinations who jumped clear in the opening round and had the best draw as last to go in the jump-off against the clock.

Italy’s Alberto Zorzi had posted what looked an unbeatable target of clear in 38.64 seconds with Fair Light van't Heike, however, Twomey gauged his round to perfection, crossing the line clear in 38.38.