Twomey scoops €52K for bronze finish
Riding the evergreen 18-year-old mare Tinka's Serenade, Corkman Billy Twomey clinched €52,500 for third place in yesterday's Grand Prix at the Longines Masters in Paris.
From a field of 45, 16 got through to the jump-off in which the British-based Irishman established the early lead when foot-perfect once again in 38.00 seconds. And he stayed out in front until French contenders Simon Delestre with Hermes Ryan, and then Patrice Delaveau with Lacrimoso, overtook him for the winner's purse of €115,500.
Bertram Allen was also competing in Paris where he finished fourth with Quiet Easy in Saturday's Gucci Gold Cup. Last week he rose from seventh to sixth place in the world rankings, and next weekend he heads for the prestigious Top-Ten Final in Geneva.
Meanwhile, Denis Lynch posted a runner-up finish in Friday's Speed event at the 4-Star fixture in Salzburg, Austria.