Roger-Yves Bost took home the win to France in Thursday's Speed Derby at Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, riding Castle Forbes Vivaldo vh Costersveld (by Clinton). The Speed Derby sponsored by the Talbot Hotel Group was set at 1.35 to 1.45, and Bosty emerged on top after on of his trademark fast rounds stopping the clock at 85.14 seconds. Very close behind in runner-up position came home rider Shane Breen on Ominerale Courcelle (by Kannan) with a time of 85.78 seconds, while the extremely talented Bertram Allen ended third with Wild Thing L (by Mont Reux). Completing a good class for the Irish did Cameron Hanley who was fourth, and Dermott Lennon who was fifth.
Billy Twomey kept up the good work for the hosts as he ended on top of the Serpentine Speed Stakes aboard the lovely Diaghilev (by Vangelis). Twomey had one of nine clears over the 1.50-160 track, but was the fastest at 65.37 seconds. Another Irish rider ended second; Dermott Lennon on Hallmark Elite (by Lord Byron Z) at 66.59 seconds. Again 18 year old Bertram Allen was in the money, taking home third on Romanov (by Heartbreaker).
US rider McLain Ward won the Anglesea Stakes sponsored by DB Dublin Hotel, a two-phase competition. Ward rode with Cadence (by Cardento) to one of thirteen double clears in the class, stopping the clok at 28.30 seconds in the jump off. McLain had only three hundredths of a second down to home rider Denis Lynch and Double O Seven (by Equest Carnute) though. Bosty was in the ribbons again in this class, ending third on Colombo van Den Blauwaert (by Nabab de Reve).
On Wednesday Bertram Allen topped the the Sports Council Classic, and Cian O'Connor the Speed Stakes.
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