The GAIN/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix league got off to a good start, with little separating riders in the top five placings in the first round at Ravensdale Lodge last Sunday. Taking the lion’s share of the €3,000 on offer in the class was Dungannon native Frank Curran, aboard Hawkswings.

Owned by Susan Stewart, Hawkswings is an eight-year-old gelding by Heartbreaker and out of the Laughton’s Flight-sired mare Crewe Lass. Although he is a new mount for Curran, the pairing have gelled well and have being consistently placed at 1.30m level.