Darragh Kenny has finished runner-up at the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix final in the Czech Republic.
The Offaly man and the Ann Thompson-owned stallion, Balou du Reventon, kept all the poles standing in the first round but picked up a time fault which left him in fifth place heading into the second round.
A perfectly calculated second round saw Kenny again jump clear, adding another time fault to finish on a score of two faults to put the pressure on those in front of him.
Three of the riders ahead of Kenny lowered fences to leave the Irishman in second place on the podium and collect €250,000.
The result could also provide a boost to his current ranking of eight in the world.
The Offaly rider has had a superb season which saw him claim several top Grand Prix wins along with playing a key role in Ireland’s success at the FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, which clinched Olympic qualification.