Sven Hadley claimed his first Grand Prix of the season, winning the Underwriting Exchange National Grand Prix at Bannow and Rathangan with his own Sumas Taloubet, when clear in 38.01.

Delighted with the win, Hadley said: “I knew that it was going to be a very competitive class as there was some very experience combinations through to the jump-off. I had seen a few others go and I knew that I would have to take a few chances. Suma is quick against the clock, and the daring gallop to the last helped me make up the time”.