The Irish Breeders Classic at Barnadown came to an exciting conclusion last Sunday as it played host to the final round of the TRM/Horseware National Grand Prix league. Taking the honours on the day was Kilkenny native Ger O’Neill, aboard Cavalino. Fourth to go in the six-way jump-off, O’Neill crossed the line over three seconds faster than his closest rival in 38.74 seconds, to claim the lion’s share of the €4,000 in the Equine International Shipping-sponsored class.

Owned by Sharon Fitzpatrick, Cavalino, the 13-year-old Cassini 1-sired stallion, is a new to the Fitzpatrick stable, but has already some impressive results on his sheet. Campaigned by Susan Fitzpatrick, the combination were part of the silver winning team at the European championships in Austria last month.