Coyle wins a thriller to start the season

REIGNING HSI/Blue Grass Spring Tour Champion Daniel Coyle put in a thrilling display with Linzi Johnston’s ever consistent Uptown Girl at Kildare International at the weekend to win the first Grand Prix of the National season.

Coyle made the long trip from County Londonderry with just the one horse to the Kildare venue and he made every inch worthwhile when running out an emphatic winner in the €2,500 event sponsored by the hosting venue.

From the 32 starters, seven combinations completed faultless rounds over the Tom Holden designed track along with Charles O’Reilly Hyland who left all the poles in the cups but just went over the time allowed to finish with a single time fault and he took eighth at the finish.


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