Kernan’s Equestrian Centre proved a happy hunting ground for John Floody as he dominated the Connolly’s Red Mills Spring Tour on Sunday when accounting for three of the top placings. Floody rode to victory aboard Ballyknock Diamond and is now seven points behind league leader Liam O’Meara with five rounds left.

Owned by Francis Hughes, Ballyknock Diamond is an eight-year-old gelding by Jacomar out of Ballinlock. The sire of the dam, Touchdown, was bred by the Kernans and reached the highest level under James. Ballyknock Diamond has been successfully produced by Floody from a six-year-old.