Lynch tar­gets Florida prize

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GREYHOUNDS/EQUESTRIAN -

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.

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