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Jordan Coyle hails Centriko Volo after tasting success at the Old Salem Farm Grand Prix

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Big plans: Jordan Coyle will soon head for Canada in search of more success

Big plans: Jordan Coyle will soon head for Canada in search of more success

Big plans: Jordan Coyle will soon head for Canada in search of more success

Jordan Coyle scored yet another success on the North American circuit when he claimed the Old Salem Farm $125k (£100k) Grand Prix near his home farm in New York State with the talented Centriko Volo.

Londonderry-born Coyle is flying over four of his US-based horses to compete at the Dublin Horse Show in August and also hopes to have some youngsters on the Irish circuit qualify for the Simmonscourt arena.

There were nine horses in the Old Salem jump-off where Coyle and Centriko Volo were fastest with a clear round in 34.99 as fellow Irish rider Jonathan Corrigan gave chase for fourth place on Fair Play.

Coyle explained: “Centriko doesn’t look fast, but the way he jumps makes him faster. He gives each fence a millimetre, which means he doesn’t waste time jumping too high.

“Centriko can go as fast as his legs will take him, the more delicate a fence the more carefully he takes it.

“My plan is to compete at another Old Salem show before heading off to Canada for the five-star Nations Cup event at Langley, then on to Alberta for the summer circuit at Spruce Meadows, Calgary.”

There was success for Athlone’s Francis Derwin with Killerisk Can Ya in the Cavan Gain Alltech 1.40m Grand Prix where he outpaced Ulster duo Jonathan Smyth (Strabane) and Shannon Robinson (Carrick) in a 12-horse jump-off from 54 starters.

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Derwin’s time of 40.63 was well ahead of the posse, with Smyth partnering Mulvin Lights Out, owned by his mum Noletta and Roy Craig, to take second on a resounding clear in 43.54.

Robinson is fast making a name for herself with Chardonnay, owned by her mother Joy, and finished third in 45.76.

Ballymena’s Edward Lyttle took first in the Cavan €2,500 five-year-old HSI Studbook final, partnering Tynan Delight.


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