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Show Jumping Result - IJM Timberframe Grand Prix - Floody Wins Thomastown Grand Prix

ANOTHER sunny Sunday welcomed the 25 starters to the Thomastown Grand Prix in Co. Kilkenny today and John Floody racked up his first League win on Paddy Musgrave's <Athea Clover Mist>.

Floody said afterwards: <It was a day that started badly and ended well. I had a puncture on the way here, and nearly didn't make the start. But the course jumped very well and it was nice going. I am delighted.>

John Floody was one of three riders who brought two horses to the third outing in the IJM TimberFrame League, but only Shane Breen managed to slot both into the Top Six, giving John Floody a very close run for first place, riding <World Cruise>. Breen's other horse, the national Grand Prix veteran <Luandra>, knocked one pole in a fast second round, but was best of the four-faulters, and took fifth place.

League favourite Conor Swail and <Drumagoland Flight> took fourth today, thereby putting Swail on a equal footing at the top of the League table with Cian O'Connor, while Edward Doyle made his 2004 debut on <Effective>, taking third, enough to nudge him into the higher echelons of the rankings.

Richie Moloney also racked up points with a sixth place on Andrew Doogue's <Sure Flow>.

Eleven riders made it through to the jump-off on Pat Hutchinson's 1m40 course.

sponsored by Michael <Ducksy> Walsh Fitted Units
Sunday May 2, 2004
Venue: Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Prize Money: 3000 Euro

1) Athea Clover Mist (Owner Paddy Musgrave); John Floody Faults 0/0 Time 35.81
2) World Cruise (Owner Sandra Duffy); Shane Breen Faults 0/0 Time 35.87
3) Effective (Owner Paul Deasey); Edward Doyle Faults 0/0 Time 36.91
4) Drumagoland Flight (Owner Samuel Mc Quade); Conor Swail Faults 0/0 Time 37.76
5) Luandra (Owner Shane Breen); Shane Breen Faults 0/4 Time 33.82
6) Sure Flow (Owner Andrew Doogue); Richard Moloney Faults 0/4 Time 34.89

38 starters, 11 through to jump-off

Rankings after Thomastown Grand Prix 3000 Euro
Co. Kilkenny

=1) Cian O'Connor and Conor Swail 14 points
=3) Olive Clarke and John Floody 10 points
=5) Edward Little and Shane Breen 8 points
=7) Glen Leddy, James Kernan and Edward Doyle 6 points


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