The latest edition of the Rolex World Rankings show three Irish riders in the Top 30. Billy Twomey is placed 7th, Denis Lynch 8th, and Cian 30th - making him the highest-ranked home based rider. You may recall Cian predicted in one of his Irish Field columns that as part of his master plan he would aim to be in the top 30 in the world by May. This wish came to him one month ahead of schedule!
Commenting on the news, Cian said this week: "Thanks to the stellar performances of my two Irish sport horses, Arabella and Larkhill Cruiser, I've achieved my target to get into the top 30 of the world rankings. The timing couldn't be better as it entitles me to invitations for the Global Champions Tour this summer."
It's interesting to note that there's no British rider in the current top 30.