An outstanding performance from Ireland's Darragh Kenny and Idalville d’Esprit saw them claim victory in Saturday's five-star Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco.

Kenny was at his brilliant best to beat off many of the world's top horses and riders to claim the top prize of almost €100,000.

The Offaly man only took up the ride in April of Idalville d’Esprit. They were one of just six combinations to jump clear in the opening round of the 1m60 contest and drawn second last to go, they produced what proved an unbeatable clear in 37.89 seconds.

Austria's Max Kuhner finished as runner-up with Eic Coriolis des Isles in 38.07 while Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts took third place with H&M Legend of Love (38.66).

It was an momentous evening for Kenny who earlier in the day had also topped the podium in the Global Champions League of Monaco for his Paris Panthers team. His win in the GCL Grand Prix now means he has booked his place in the Prague Super Grand Prix final later this year.