Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Smyth Consolidates
Lead At Iverk
FIRST to break the 100 points mark in the Kerrygold Grand Prix League
this season, Strabane's Peter Smyth romped home on <Zara's Pride>
today (Thursday) at Iverk, Co. Kilkenny, almost two seconds ahead
of Eddie Moloney on <Kilmoylan Warrior>.
second place, however, brings Moloney into serious League contention,
earning him an equal fifth placing with Shane Breen, who steered
<Iman d'Occagnes> into fourth at Iverk.
Moloney joined his brother in the Top Six today, giving <Millfall
Hill> its first serious placing, while Lt. Brian Curran-Curnane
once again flew the Army flag with a good third on <River Boyne>.
weather and double clears seemed to be the order of the day at Iverk,
with riders taking the lead and then losing it as soon as the next
horse had completed, and in the end just under four seconds separated
the first-placed rider from the sixth.
Peter Smyth (33) joked of his former trotter <Zara's Pride>:
< I think she's a keeper> and indeed the combination has now
opened up a gap that will be hard to bridge as the League enters
its final stages.
RESULT: Iverk Show Ltd Super League Grand Prix, Thursday 4th September
2003.. Sponsored by Morris Oil, Fiddown.
Prize Money: 4,500 Euro
ZARA'S PRIDE (Owner Edmund Simpson); Peter Smyth Faults 0/0 Time
2) KILMOYLAN WARRIOR (Owner John Widger); Eddie Moloney Faults 0/0
3) RIVER BOYNE (Owner Minister for Defence); Lt. Brian Curran-Curnane
Faults 0/0 Time 30.92
4) IMAN d'OCCAGNES (Owner Austin Broderick); Shane Breen Faults
0/0 Time 32.07
5) MILLFALL HILL (Owner William Smith); Richie Moloney Faults 0/0
6) ROSS RISING CLOVER (Owner Liam O'Flynn); Mark O'Sullivan Faults
0/0 Time 32.46
starters, 13 riders through to jump-off
GRAND PRIX Rankings after Iverk Show Ltd Super League Grand
Prix, Thursday 4th September 2003.
Peter Smyth 106 points
2) James Kernan 81 points
3) Lt. David O'Brien 77 points
4) Harry Marshall 74 points
=5) Shane Breen 61.5 points
=5) Eddie Moloney 61.5 points