Waterford’s Francis Connors and the ultra consistent chestnut mare Uskerty Diamond Lady, scored an incredible fifth Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix win of the season, this time at Tallow Gymkhana in West Waterford on Thursday.
Connors and the Hilda Anthony owned mare had already recorded wins at Ballylawn, Aglish, Ballinamona and Killeagh and their latest win at Tallow means the pair have only failed to win at three of the eight league rounds so far and on one of those occasions – at Midleton, they managed to finish third.
“Fra” and Uskerty Diamond Lady were one of five double clear rounds, with Colligan’s Peter Moloney finishing as runner-up with Arbutus Ohio, just over two seconds behind the winner.
Francis Connors also filled third spot with the Una Flynn owned Argento Cruise while Charlotte Quinn produced a super performance with Unique to finish fourth just ahead of Colin Hannan in fifth with New Jewel.
Tipperary’s Liam O’Meara, who is one of a number of riders chasing Francis Connors at the top of the league table, finished sixth with Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh. The Nenagh rider did produce the fastest time of the jump-off but one fence on the floor cost O’Meara victory on this occasion.
Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Tallow Gymkhana 02 July 2015
- Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 44.21
- Peter Moloney/Arbutus Ohio 0/0 46.37
- Francis Connors/Argento Cruise 0/0 50.21
- Charlotte Quinn/Unique 0/0 50.33
- Colin Hannan/New Jewel 0/0 56.17
- Liam O’Meara/Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh 0/4 43.80