Billy Twomey seized the 5* 1.50/1.60m two-phase in typical, seemingly unhurried, beautifully executed style on Ardcolum Duke at Equita Lyon. The Irish-bred, Gypsy Duke/Clover Hill 12-year-old stallion made short work of the course to take the win by 0.57 sec against 47 rivals.
Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya claimed second with Arrayan. Four faults dropped Scott Brash and Hello Guv’Nor down to 16th place.
Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet netted the Equidia Life 1.60m Equita Masters on Eldorado Van Het Vijverhof from Ireland’s Denis Lynch on All Star by more than two sec in a 10-strong decider. Billy and Diaghilev returned on four faults in round one to take 12th and John Whitaker came home on eight with Echo of Light.
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