Maintains The Pressure At St Gallen
THE needle match of Sunday's Nations Cup looming, Ireland's Cian
O'Connor maintained the almost relentless Irish pressure on the
opposing countries with a Second place in today's (Saturday) St.
Gallen Speed Class, but was unable to equal Germany's Toni Hassmann's
super-fast time of 75.40, coming in over three seconds slower.
23 yr old O'Connor has now demonstrated that his second-string horse,
ABC Landliebe, is a force to be reckoned with, having already won
the opening class at the Swiss fixture, and taking a Seventh place
earlier today. Yesterday, O'Connor's team-mates Robert Splaine and
Billy Twomey took First and Second in the St. Gallen Grand Prix,
proving that the Irish are in fiercely determined mood for tomorrow's
Nations Cup showdown.
JUMPING RESULTS: CSIO ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND MAY 29 -JUNE 1 2003
MS DIREKTMARKETING JAGDSPRINGEN
Internationales Jagdspringen - Table C (FEI 239/261)
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Landstreicher 30; Toni Hassmann (GER) Faults 0.00 Time 75.40
2) ABC Landliebe; Cian O'Connor (IRL) Faults 0.00 Time 79.18
3) Koncorde; Werner Muff (SUI) Faults 0.00 Time 81.93