The Allianz Grand Prix league is being run in a new format this year, split into 1.35m and 1.40m divisions. The points vary between the height grades. There are 12 points awarded for a win in the 1.40m section versus 10 points in the 1.35m.

John Floody got off to a good start with Ballyknock Diamond when finishing fourth in Kernan’s 1.35m and then added to their tally when taking the win in the 1.35m at Cavan and sixth in the 1.40m at the same venue. Although Floody failed to feature in the 1.35m in Portmore, his fourth place finish with BallyKnock Diamond at Killossery was an important one, adding four points to his tally of 20 points.