WITH wins in the major classes eluding him for the last few days by fractions of a second, Ireland’s Denis Lynch this evening (Sunday) finally tasted victory at the five-star Dutch show in Valkenswaard, coming home with almost two seconds in hand over his nearest challenger in the Medium Tour Final.
The Tipperary rider piloted Flaminia Straumann’s Calvaro Z gelding ‘Night Train’ in the six horse jump-off, picking up the winner’s prize of 7,400 euro when last man in, local rider Maikel van der Vleuten with ‘VDL Groep Sapphire B’, failed to match him on time.
Yesterday (Saturday) 35 year-old Lynch, on ‘Lantinus’, was half a second off the pace of USA winner Beezie Madden in the Global Champions’ Tour Grand Prix, and on Friday was runner-up to Van der Vleuten in the feature class, both riding the same horses as today.
SHOW JUMPING RESULTS: CSI2*/5*VALKENSWAARD NETHERLANDS AUGUST 11-14 2011
Medium Tour Final
International Jumping Competition
Table A Against the Clock with one jump-off
FEI Art. 238.2.2
Sunday, August 14, 2011
1) Night Train; Denis Lynch (IRL) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 42.00
2) VDL Groep Sapphire B; Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 43.65
3) Ciske van Overis; Edwina Alexander (AUS) Faults 0.00/0.00 Time 45.21