Twomey lands Drum of Basel Trophy
Irish riders dominated the featured 1.50m jump-off class at the five-star show in Basel, Switzerland on Saturday.
Three of the seven combinations who progressed to the second round represented Ireland with Cork native Billy Twomey recording the fastest clear against the clock when breaking the beam in 44.08 with his own and Sue Davis’s 10-year-old mare Lady Lou.
Tipperary-born Denis Lynch also went clear in the timed round to finish second with Christ Chugg’s Dito (45.43) while, having recorded the fastest round but with four faults, Wexford’s Bertram Allen slotted into fifth with Ballywalter Farm’s GK Casper (42.87).
On Friday, the Germany-based Allen had won the 1.45m speed class on Casper.