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Quick Study and Lauren Hough win the Grand Prix in Dublin

Sunday, 07 August 2011

Lauren Hough and Quick Study - here in Wellington earlier this year. Photo by Sportfot. Click here for full results from the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland.

The Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland saw USA’s Lauren Hough and Quick Study (Quick Star x What A Joy) go all the way to the top. The pair was one of only two double clears in Dublin, and their time of 59.95 was much faster than that of runner-up Michel Robert and Kellemoi De Pepita (Voltaire x Jalme des Mesnuls) who crossed the finish line on the time of 63.02 in the second round.

The quickest time of the day belonged to the girl in third position; Penelope Leprevost on Mylord Carthago *HN (Carthago x Jalisco B). The French pair had a fence down though. The French success today is no doubt a good sign before the last leg of the TopLeague takes place in late August; and it looks like the French are finding their form in good time before the Europeans in Madrid.

Young and talented Nicola Philippaerts – son of Ludo – did a good job do end of fifth just behind Michael Whitaker on fourth.

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