It was a worthwhile journey from Kilkenny to Maryville for Jack Ryan as he claimed the top two places in the SJI Autumn Grand Prix on Sunday. Ryan posted the winning round with Cavalier Teaca – the fastest of nine double clears in 39.05 seconds. Owned by Jack’s mother, Marguerite, Cavalier Teaca is a 12-year-old mare. Bred by Barry Kiernan, she is by Glidawn Diamond, out of the Cavalier Royale-sired mare, Teaca.
Adding to his tally, Ryan finished second with Essenar High Hopes, when clear in 41.06. Owned by Anne Marie Fagan, the Danish gelding was bred by Ardn Deters and is by Phin Phin and out of an Indoctro-sired dam, Leni-Jo. Ryan has produced this horse through the ranks, recording a number of good results along the way, including winning the Irish Breeders’ Classic seven and eight-year-old final in 2018.