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“I’m delighted with my horse,” commented Lynch. “He has been great the last weeks and our relationship – we are slowly getting to know each other and today I asked him twice really – on the turn back to the double and to the second last and he really tried for me. We have had our ups and downs. In Helsinki, we were clear and then he stopped in the jump-off. Then I took him to Paris and he did the same, so it’s been up and down for us, so to win today, I am really delighted with my horse.”
Along with a winner’s prize of €40,000, the points gained on Sunday have moved Denis Lynch up to fourth place on the World Cup league table and he is almost certainly now qualified for April’s World Cup Final in Las Vegas.
Speaking after the result, Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said: “On behalf of everyone at Horse Sport Ireland, I want to pass on our congratulations to Denis Lynch on his fantastic win in Leipzig. A win in the Longines FEI World Cup is always extremely difficult to achieve and this performance was exceptional against a world class field.”