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Show Jumping - Kerrygold Grand Prix League - Smith Makes Debut Win At Ballivor

IN A JUMP-OFF almost entirely dominated by owner/riders, it was Peter Smith who won through in beautiful sunshine at Ballivor today (Sunday), taking <Zara's Pride> into First place in their debut 2003 Kerrygold Grand Prix Super League win.

And with 15 points under his belt, Smith has now ousted both Lt. David O'Brien (14.5 points) and Cian O'Connor (13 points) from the Top Six in the Kerrygold rankings.

A Second place today by James Kernan on <Out of Touch> also catapulted him up the league table, where he now holds Fourth.

Shane Breen once again took Sixth in the Grand Prix on <Luandra>, as he had done last week at Mullingar, this time clocking up three faults in the second round with an unfortunate refusal at the second fence.

Clem McMahon is still comfortably leading the Kerrygold League rankings with a total of 35 points, but he will be vulnerable next weekend (June 14-15) as he has been called up for international duty at Hamina, Finalnd, and so will miss both the Armagh and Galway Grands Prix at home.

RESULT: Oliver & John McKeown Builders and N.E.C. Semiconductors 5,000 Euro GRAND PRIX

1) ZARA'S PRIDE (Owner Peter Smith); Peter Smith Faults 0/0 Time 37.22
2) OUT OF TOUCH (Owner James Kernan); James Kernan Faults 0/0 Time 38.42
3) CHIPPISON (Owner Marie Burke); Marie Burke Faults 0/0 Time 40.63
4) DRUMAGOLAND'S FLIGHT (Owner Samuel McQuade); Neal Fearon Faults 0/0 Time 40.93
5) JAY NICK (Owner Eddie Moloney); Eddie Moloney Faults 0/0 Time 44.60
6) LUANDRA (Owner Shane Breen); Shane Breen Faults 0/3 Time 51.91

32 starters, eight riders through to jump-off

KERRYGOLD GRAND PRIX League Rankings after Oliver & John McKeown
Builders and N.E.C. Semiconductors GRAND PRIX

1) Clem McMahon 35 points
2) Andrew Dunlop 30 points
3) Lt. Shane Carey 29 points
4) James Kernan 21 points
5) Michael Kearins 16 points
6) Peter Smith 15 points


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