Francis Connors and Uskerty Diamond Lady climbed into joint second position on the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League table, with victory in the 12th round of the series at Dungarvan Show in Waterford on Thursday.
Connors occupies top spot on the table with Capitol Cruis on 52 points, and he now has 45 points with Hilda Anthony’s Uskerty Diamond Lady, holding joint second position with Paul Beecher and Loughnatousa Eric.
13 of the 28 starters made it into the jump-off, where Connors and Uskerty Diamond Lady once again proved unbeatable against the clock, crossing the line clear in 37.10 seconds. Colligan’s Peter Moloney was just two tenths of second slower with Arbutus Ohio to finish as runner-up.
Liam O’Meara, who won last time out at Newcastle West, took third place with Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh in 37.54, while league leaders, Francis Connors and Capitol Cruis, added to their points tally when finishing fourth.
Cappagh’s Gemma Phelan slotted into sixth with Loughnavatta Indigo, while Peter Moloney also finished sixth with Five Star Quality.
The Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League now moves to Maryville in Cork, for the 13th round of action on Saturday, 6 August.
Result – Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League – Dungarvan Show 28 July 2016
1. Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 0/0 37.10
2. Peter Moloney/Arbutus Ohio 0/0 37.38
3. Liam O’Meara/Curraghgraigue Jack Take Fligh 0/0 37.54
4. Francis Connors/Capitol Cruis 0/0 37.93
5. Gemma Phelan/Loughnavatta Indigo 0/0 42.37
6. Peter Moloney/Five Star Quality 0/0 43.22
7. Francis Connors/Newmarket Clare Lady 0/0 43.71
8. Tholm Keane/Future Storm 0/4 37.64
28 Starters – 13 in jump off
Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League Table 28 July 2016
Francis Connors/Capitol Cruis 52 points
Paul Beecher/Loughnatousa Eric 45 points
Francis Connors/Uskerty Diamond Lady 45 points
Paul Beecher/Danqu 39 points