Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Idalville d’Esprit received the five-star Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco on Saturday night time.
The Irish mixture beat off most of the world’s prime horses and riders to assert the highest prize of just about €100,000.
Kenny, who solely took up the trip in April of Idalville d’Esprit, was considered one of simply six to qualify for spherical two.
Drawn final to go, they produced an unbeatable clear in 37.89 seconds.
Austria’s Max Kühner completed as runner-up with Eic Coriolis des Isles in 38.07 seconds. Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts took third place with H&M Legend of Love, clocking 38.66 seconds.
Earlier on Saturday, Kenny had additionally topped the rostrum within the Global Champions League of Monaco for his Paris Panthers crew. His win within the GCL Grand Prix now means he has booked his place within the Prague Super Grand Prix remaining later this yr.
The County Offaly native stated of his Monaco success:
“My horse felt fantastic! I have been a bit unlucky recently having one down in my recent Grand Prix. I said to my owner last week that I just need to ride him better and he jump better and all weekend he was fantastic. He loves this ring in Monaco. I was just thinking about today and I just wanted to do a good job for him.”
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