Allen third in two-star Grand Prix
HARRY Allen finished third in the two-star Grand Prix in Wohlde, Germany last weekend. Riding the nine-year-old mare Francis 146, he was among seven double-clear rounds in 44.33 to pick up €4,500. Victory went to Sweden’s Karun Martinsen with Tailormade Chawito (0/0 43.53).
Two-star win for Blanchette
ROBERT Blanchette won a two-star 1.40m at the Nations Cup show in Langley, Canada last weekend aboard the eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse Carnlea Premier Balou (Balou du Rouet x Cavalier Royale), who was bred by Rice Dominic Premier Sport Horses. The pair was the fastest of 19 clear rounds in 59.40 seconds. James Chawke slotted into fourth place with Kitting des Hausseurs.
Jordan Coyle finished fifth in the two-star Grand Prix at the venue with Picador after posting the fastest time by over three seconds, but finishing with a pole on the floor. USA’s Callie Schott took the win with Teddy Z.
CBI Karhari correction
APOLOGIES to CBI Karhari’s owner Denis Gallagher who was inadvertently overlooked as the owner of the talented seven-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding in last week’s Hamburg report. The Goodluck VDL-sired grey, who won two young horse classes in Hamburg, was bred by Aidan Carroll out of the Kroongraaf mare CSF Karina. He was produced as a youngster in Ireland and is now under the command of Jonathan Gordon, while still owned by Denis Gallagher.