Irish riders took two of the top three places on the rostrum after Sunday’s five-star King’s Cup Volvo Trophy at Madrid’s Global Champions Tour show as Denis Lynch claimed a win with Cameron Hanley third.
Twelve combinations went through to a very competitive jump-off. An impressive clear in 37.37 seconds from Lynch and the 14-year-old stallion RMF Echo, saw the Tipperary rider take the winner’s prize of €33,000.
Belgian Pieter Devos was runner-up with Apart in 38.19 seconds, while Cameron Hanley continued his impressive form with the 10-year-old mare Eis Isaura to finish third with a double clear in 38.80 seconds.
A delighted winner Denis Lynch said:
“He’s a naturally very quick horse. He gives his best, and I’m very lucky to have him, so thanks to Rushy Marsh [Farm]. We had a good shot to the last – we had a lucky rub, but you need luck to win like that!”
Lynch’s success is Ireland’s second win in Madrid this week as Darragh Kenny took the Caixabank Trophy with Cassini Z on Friday, when Cameron Hanley and Eis Isaura again finished in third place.