Waterford’s Francis Connors riding the Hilda Anthony owned Uskerty Diamond Lady, landed the fourth round of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league at West Clare Show.
Connors, who is the reigning Munster Grand Prix league champion, crossed the jump-off finish line clear in 34.29 seconds, giving him well over a second to spare over runner-up Ethen Ahearn with Arbutus Ohio (35.81).
Seamus Hayes who was the winner of the second round of the series at Middleton Show, grabbed more valuable league points when finishing third at West Clare with Chipolini VMZ (36.12), while Francis Connors collected another slice of the 2,000 prize fund when slotting into fourth with the Bobby Flynn owned Hyperion.
All of the top seven on the leaderboard at the finish managed to jump double clear rounds, with Seamus Hayes and Barichello W in fifth just ahead of fellow Tipperary rider Liam O’Meara in sixth with Mr Coolcaum.The Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league moves to Cork for round five of the series at Charleville Show on Saturday 28 June, with Francis Connors at the top of the league table following his win at West Clare.
Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league – Round 4 West Clare Show 22 June 2014
1st Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 34.29
2nd Ethen Aherne/Arbutus Ohio 0/0 35.81
3rd Seamus Hayes/Chipolini VMZ 0/0 36.12
4th Francis Connors/Hyperion 0/0 38.07
5th Seamus Hayes/Barichello W 0/0 39.04
6th Liam O Meara/Mr Coolcaum 0/0 41.21
7th Joan Greene/Diamonds For Douglas 0/0 48.72
8th Noelle Barry/Norway Venture 0/4 38.33