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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Wallslough Win Puts Marshall Into Second

Ballyclare's Harry Marshall climbed into second place in the Kerrygold Grand Prix League with a superb victory at Wallslough today (Friday), his third consecutive success in the series.

Marshall, riding his own horse Splendido, produced one of only two double-clear rounds, and his time of 47.11 was almost four seconds clear of runner-up Taylor Vard on Collins 5.

The victory takes Marshall to within eight points of League leader James Kernan, who didn't make it into today's jump-off.

Third-placed Edward Doyle with Waterside Stud's Polycar went around in a very fast 44.66 but had one down, while Paul O'Shea on Who's Business As Usual, owned by Julie Pratt, produced a good time of 46.37 at the expense of a pole to finish fourth.

Lt. Brian Curran Cournane also had one down to finish 5th on River Boyne, and Mervyn Clarke secured sixth on his own horse Rip Tide, also with four faults in the jump-off.

Alan Wade's challenging course produced a great afternoon's show jumping in the brilliant sunshine.

Tommorrow the action moves to Ennis, with Ballina also down for decision this weekend.

RESULT: Wallslough Village GRAND PRIX
sponsored by Wallslough Village and Athri Aid
Friday 11th July 2003
Venue: Wallslough
Prize Money: 3000 Euro

1) SPENDIDO (Owner Harry Marshall); Harry Marshall Faults 0/0 Time 47.11
2) COLLINS 5 (Owner Jayne Dillon); Taylor Vard Faults 0/0 Time 51.08
3) POLYCOR (Owner Waterside Stud); Edward Doyle Faults 0/4 Time 44.66
4) WHO'S BUSINESS AS USUAL (Owner Julie Pratt); Paul O'Shea Faults 0/4 Time 46.37
5) RIVER BOYNE (Owner Minister For Defence); Lt. Brian Curran Cournane 0/4 Time 47.26
6) RIP RIDE (Owner Mervyn Clarke); Mervyn Clarke Faults 0/4 Time 50.12

50 starters, twelve riders through to jump-off

KERRYGOLD GRAND PRIX Rankings after Wallslough Grand Prix 3000 Euro
Grand Prix, Co. Kildare
1) James Kernan 56 points
2) Harry Marshall 48 points
3) Peter Smyth 40 points
4) Andrew Dunlop 36 points
5) Clem McMahon 35 points
6) Lt. David O'Brien 34.5 points


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