An incredible performance from sixteen year-old Christopher Megahey from Templepatrick Co Antrim, saw him win Saturday nights Emerald International Puissance, clearing the big red wall at a height of 2 metres 5 centimetres (6 ft 7 inches) with the Britt Megahey owned Cruise On gelding Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier.
Having started at a height of 1.65m the puissance wall grew over four rounds to its final height, with teenager Megahey the only rider to clear the wall in the final round, where Meath’s Gerard Clarke failed at his final attempt with Zanzibar V to finish as runner up. Christopher Megahey claimed the entire €3,000 in the “Winner-Takes-All” contest, which saw former Dublin Horse Show puissance winners, Liam O Meara and Ciscero finish third.
Meanwhile Daniel Coyle scored his second win of the Irish Masters when scooping the Emerald 1.35m Grand Prix qualifier riding the Jamelle McCaughey owned mare Lady Porschell (Porch x Touchdown). Derry born Coyle had just over half a second to spare over Kilkenny’s Eddie Moloney, who continued his good run of form at the Masters when taking runner-up spot with Chatsworth Dan, while another Kilkenny rider, Kieran Carey finished third with CTS Peanuts.
Emerald Young Horse Final
The Saturday action at Emerald began with the CT PR & Event Management 5 Year Old Final which saw a one-two for Co Waterford riders. Fenor's Paddy O Donnell claimed the winners prize in a competition worth €3,000 when riding the mare Cillbhrid April (Lux Z x Crosstown Dancer) who is owned by Geraldine Power from Tramore, while Aglish born Tholm Keane took runner up spot with the James Buckley and Caroline Teltsch owned BMH Big Time (Luidam x Cavalier Royale).
The Siblings Home Cooked Restaurant Naas sponsored Accumulator saw reigning Irish National Champion Greg Broderick score a comprehensive win with the very impressive MHS Automatic, a nine year old gelding by Quidam Junior out of a Diamond Serpant Dam. They had over a second to spare over Edward Butler in second with Rincoola Rua while British visitor Joe Whitaker finished third with Lola V.
The Emerald young rider qualifier was won by Anna Carway with the aptly named Winner, who finished just three hundredths of a second ahead of runner up Sven Hadley with Carla.
Sunday’s final day of action at the Emerald Irish Masters kicks off with the Bourns Sport Horses six year –old final, which is followed by the seven year old final. Three Masterclass displays will include one from former World Champion Dermott Lennon while the evening highlight will be the €15,000 Emerald Irish Masters at 8pm.
Tickets for the Irish Masters at Emerald are available at the venue costing €20 for adults and €15 for children (under 3 years free) A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 adult and 3 children) costs €50
For more details see www.emeraldinternational.ie
Emerald International Irish Masters – Full Results - Day 2 Saturday 15/11/2014
Emerald International Irish Masters Puissance
1. Christopher Megahey/Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier
2. Gerard Clarke/Zanzibar V
3. Liam O Meara/Ciscreo
Emerald International 1.35m Grand Prix Qualifier
1. Daniel Coyle/Lady Porschell 0/0 60.93
2. Eddie Moloney/Chatsworth Dan 0/0 61.32
3. Kieran Carey/CTS Peanuts 0/0 61.54
4. Olive Clarke/Louis D'Or 0/0 63.55
5. James Hughes(GBR)/Peiter VI 0/0 64.92
6. Frank Curran/New World 0/0 64.94
CT PR & Event Management 5 Year Old Final
1. Paddy O Donnell/Cillbhrid April 0/0 30.30
2. Tholm Keane/BMH Big Time 0/0 30.95
3. Alexander Butler/CSF Valdo 0/0 31.01
4. Conor McEneaney/Mullabrack Royal Pride 0/0 31.49
5. Greg Broderick/Cartouche V O veris Z 0/0 32.51
6. Liam O Meara/Quick Quality 0/0 33.22
Siblings Home Cooked Restaurant Naas Sponsored Accumulator
1. Greg Broderick/MHS Automatic - Points 65 - Time 49.15
2. Edward Butler/Rincoola Rua - Points 65 – Time 50.81
3. Joe Whitaker/Lola V – Points 65 - Time 50.82
4. Eddie Moloney/Chatsworth Dan – Points 65 – Time 50.82
5. Kieran Carey/CTS Peanuts – Points 65 – Time 54.03
6. Eddie Moloney/Intro Link Larry Points 65 – Time 54.38
Emerald International Irish Masters Young Rider 1.30m Qualifier
1. Anna Carway/Winner 0/0 58.19
2. Sven Hadley/Carla 0/0 58.22
3. Noelle Barry/Norway Venture 0/0 59.11
4. Sven Hadley/Quanbell 0/0 59.30
5. Robert Harrison/First Rouge 0/0 59.48
6. Zoe McElliot/Knockatee Lad 0/0 60.23