Gerard Clarke recorded his second win in the Connolly’s Red Mills Spring Tour when taking the honours at Broadmeadows on St Patrick’s day with the 16-year-old Cruising gelding, Kellswater Crimson. Just two weeks ago, this same combination took victory in nearby Killossery Lodge.

Course designer Tom Holden set the challenge for the 25 starters in the Custom Crew Construction and The Stallion Company class, which saw seven of those proceed to the timed round.