OFFALY’S Darragh Kenny secured a second big Wellington win in the space of a fortnight as ‘Chic Chic’ landed the CSI4* $75,000 1.50m Classic on Sunday.
Kenny won the three-star Grand Prix a couple of weeks ago, when ‘Volnay Du Boisdeville’ won the $140,000 Southern Arches CSI3* Grand Prix during “Saturday Night Lights” and he was back on top of the podium again in the Classic.
It was first and fourth for Irish riders, with Aga Khan-winning rider Max Wachman also on form at the Florida venue, as his mount ‘Quintini’ was less than a second in arrears.
Kenny jumped clear in round one, finishing in a time of 75.12 seconds, and joined 11 others in a star-studded jump-off.
He kept his composure then to go double clear in a time of 37.59, just over two-tenths of a second ahead of America’s Laura Kraut and ‘Bisquetta’, with the Irish Sport Horse ‘FTS Killossery Konfusion’ in third under Jos Verlooy.
Wachman was also clear in the jump-off, but finished with a time of 38.43 seconds.
FTS Killossery Konfusion (AKA FTS Killossery Kusokurae) (ISH) – 2010 gelding by SIEC Livello (HOLST), out of Killossery Kruisette (ISH) by Cruising (ISH)[TIH]. Breeder: F & L Glynn, Co. Dublin. Owner: Euro Horse BVBA. Rider: Jos Verlooy (BEL).
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