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April 4, 2012
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Daniel Coyle moved back to the top of the leaderboard after he produced one of the most thrilling individual display's so far in this year's HSI/Blue Grass Spring Tour.

Last to go, Coyle had it all to do with Eddie Moloney holding the early lead recording a time that looked unbeatable on Goodwins 007. 

Stuart Clarke's track yielded 18 clears from the first round, with Coyle having two mounts, Lady Porschell and Uptown Girl.  It was Edward Little, who was first to go, that set the pace with Qualischa De Vansichant however, they did not stay there for long having stopped the clock in 37.36.

Several riders following then had fences down in their attempt to take over the lead.  Seventh in was Eddie Moloney with his new horse, Goodwins 007 and the pair set out from the off with intent of beating Edward Little.  Although there were not many options for turning inside fences apart from the approach to the second last, the gallop to the final was proving decisive.  Moloney made all the use of his mounts stride and they went full tilt to the final oxer and broke the beam marginally quicker in 37.33 to go into the lead.

The time looked to be tight and it looked as though Moloney was home and dry.  Emily Turkington and Allihies Diamond Boy came closest of the remainder with a time of 37.48.  They finished just ahead of Tom Foley and Voila who recorded a time of 38.83 with Thomas O'Brien and Valentino T slotting into sixth in 39.52.

The best was saved till last however, as Daniel Coyle entered on Linzi Johnston's Uptown Girl and they put in one of the fastest rounds that will be seen this year.  Being last to go, Coyle needed all the points to overtake John Floody at the top of the leaderboard.  Although Moloney's time look difficult to beat, Coyle and Uptown Girl made it look easy.  They turned extremely tight at every opportunity with the Concorde mare responding at every fence before galloping to the last and stopping the clock three seconds ahead in 34.07.

A breathless Daniel Coyle then spoke to Jade Lawlor for and he said; ''I really had no need to go that fast, but when you're under pressure you have to do these things! I knew I had to be fast and I wanted to be second or third because I needed the points to be near the top but the plan was to get as many points as I could.''

The Spring Tour continues next Sunday at Barnadown where the Gorey venue host a four day show which also features the Young Rider International Trials for the European Championships.

HSI/Blue Grass Spring Tour - Cavan
Kindly sponsored by Cavan Equestrian Centre
1st Uptown Girl(Daniel Coyle (YR)) 0/0 34.07
2nd Goodwins 007(Eddie Moloney) 0/0 37.33
3rd Qualisca De Vansichant (Edward Little) 0/0 37.36
4th Allihies Diamond Boy(Emily Turkington) 0/0 37.48
5th Voila(Tom Foley) 0/0 38.83
6th Valentino T(Thomas O'Brien) 0/0 39.52

Leading Young Rider - Daniel Coyle

The Spring Tour is kindly supported by: HSI, Blue Grass Horse Feeds, The Showjumpers Club, KEP Italia, ShowjumpingIreland, Darragh Equestrian Solutions and

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