Cian O'Connor wins the Christmas Pudding Stakes in Olympia…

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Published on December 19, 2012



ollowing an epic appearance at Croke Park on Monday, Olympian Cian O’Connor collected the first 2012 prize money for Ireland at the Christmas show in Olympia, London tonight.

Riding Ahmed Tolba’s chestnut gelding Splendor, the Olympic bronze medalist was one of just six through to the jump-off in the night’s feature class, and beat British-favorite Tina Fletcher and Hello Sailor to the post with almost three seconds in hand, collecting the 3,000 euro first prize.

O’Connor said after his victory: “It’s been a fantastic year, and to win at Olympia really caps it off.”

O’Connor is Ireland’s only representative at the London venue, where the World Cup Qualifier takes place on Saturday afternoon and the Grand Prix on Sunday night.

Int. jumping competition (1.50 m) FEI – Art. 238.2.2

1. 96 Splendor O’Connor, Cian IRL 0 penalties 36.13 sec
chest 13y.G /Lester/Marinier/KWPN/AUT05352/ Ahmed Tolba jump-off
2. 52 Hello Sailor Fletcher, Tina GBR 0 penalties 38.65 sec
chest 13y.G /Kigali/Indoctro/KWPN/102QH75/ Lady P Harris & Lady P Kirkham jump-off
3. 98 Connery Moneta, Luca Maria ITA 0 penalties 39.21 sec
bay 11y.G /Cordobes II/Polydor/WESTF/ITA41763/ Butelli Lucia jump-off
4. 118 Verdi III Schwizer, Pius SUI 4 penalties 35.27 sec
bay 10y.G /Hors la Loi II/Cantus/KWPN/SUI40903/ Sigrist Murphy Andrea + Murphy Ke jump-off
5. 74 Maximillian Whitaker, John GBR 4 penalties 38.33 sec
chest 11y.S /Carnute/Siouz de Baugy/OLDBG/SWE40897/ Mrs C Whitaker jump-off
6. 108 L’Espoir Gulliksen, Geir NOR withdrawn
chest 16y.G /Landwind II/Feinschnitt I/ZANG/BEL08715/ Tore Eiklid & Elisabeth Gul jump-off
6. 111 Lacontino Diniz, Luciana POR withdrawn
chest 10y.G /Landgold/Continue/HANN/GER44675/ Comstar International Ltda jump-off
8. 48 Ursula XII Brash, Scott GBR 1 penalty 68.73 sec
bay 11y.M /Ahorn/Papageno/-/103EE21/ Lady P Harris & Lady P Kirkham round 1
9. 113 Chips Guerdat, Steve SUI 1 penalty 69.70 sec
grey 9y.G /Come on/Cento/HOLST/102VF08/ Piaget Yves G. round 1
10. 85 Titus Williams, Guy GBR 1 penalty 70.21 sec
chest 12y.G /Lancelot/Rex Magna/KWPN/BEL40413/ Mr Guy Williams & Miss Charlotte B round 1
11. 129 Jubilee D’ouilly Kraut, Laura USA 4 penalties 63.69 sec
bay 15y.M /Palestro II/Graphit/SF/FRA12611/ A. le Bon & F.X. le Bon round 1
12. 56 Billy Grand Funnell, William GBR 4 penalties 64.89 sec
bay 10y.G /GBR42057/ Mrs Julie Slade round 1

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