Lynch targets Florida prize
Denis Lynch is one of five Irish riders hoping to keep some of the $216,000 (€181,577) prize money out of American hands in tonight’s four-star Grand Prix in Wellington, Florida.
Lynch will partner his recent Lexington winner RFM Echo, and is expected to be a strong challenger in the contest. The other Irish riders involved are Andrew Bourns (CHS Inception), Capt Brian Cournane (Dino), Riche Moloney (Merqusio) and Lorcan Gallagher (Hunters Conlypso II).
Elsewhere tonight, Europe take on the USA in the first staging of the Riders Masters Cup in Paris. No Irish riders are involved with the European team, which is represented by France’s Kevin Staut, Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet, Italian Lorenzo De Luca, and Dutch riders Maikel van der Vleuten and Jos Verlooy, Bertram Allen is the sole Irish representative at the four-star meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm this weekend, and yesterday the Wexford rider made his presence felt when taking third in the 1.40m two-phase contest with It’s Me, a horse he owns jointly with Cian O’connor.