Takes Eighth In Monaco Grand Prix
rider Lt. Shane Carey on the remarkable 11 yr-old Clover Hill gelding
<Killossery>, came tantalisingly close to success in tonight's
(Saturday) prestigious Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco at Monte Carlo,
leading the 41-strong field after the first round with a clear round
and the fastest time of 55.01 seconds, a whisker ahead of Brazil's
Bernardo Alvez on Corino 7, who went round in a clear of 55.34 seconds.
Only eight riders made it through to the jump-off.
Carey had scored a Sixth in Friday's speed class with the Master
Imp gelding <Ballycumber>, but was obviously holding Killossery
in reserve for the final competition of the Principality's prestige
show, the horse having had only one previous outing since Thursday.
one fence down by Killossery in the second round caused Carey to
slip down the leaderboard, with Alves taking Second with another
clear round, and the former World Champion, fellow-Brazilian Rodrigo
Pessoa on <Gandini Bianca d'Amaury> slotting into First with
the fastest second-round time of 28.34 seconds. Switzerland's Markus
Fuchs, riding <Royal Charmer>, was Third.
JUMPING RESULTS: CSI*** MONTE CARLO MONACO 10-12 APRIL 2003
PRIX DU PRINCE DE MONACO
International Jumping Competition CSI*** 1m50
Table A with one jump off against the clock
Coefficient 3 for the KBL-Monaco Challenge
GANDINI BIANCA D'AMAURY; Rodrigo PESSOA (BRA) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time
2) CORINO 7; Bernardo ALVES (BRA) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 28.55
3) ROYAL CHARMER Markus FUCHS (SUI) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 28.60
8) KILLOSSERY; Lt Shane CAREY (IRL) Faults 0.00/4.00 Time 32.40