Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Week two in Palm Beach goes well

Cian continued his good run of form this week in Wellington, Florida.

On Wednesday he was third in 1.45 speed class with a new ride, the Irish bred gelding KEC Alligator Alley. The pair went on to deliver two clear rounds in Sunday's 1.50m jump off class and finished fifth.

Blue Loyd was just started in Thursday’s feature WEF jump off class and he again produced two faultless rounds to finish third behind Nick Skelton and his Olympic hopeful Carlo.

Everything, the 8 yr old Toulon gelding who won the opening class of the circuit last week, jumped clear in Saturday night’s feature Grand Prix and with a single mistake in the jump off, finished a very credible 7th.

Cian said: “All the horses are enjoying the Florida sun and putting in consistent performances. Blue Loyd has jumped seven rounds since he came and had no fence down; Everything who has just turned eight, has won a class, been 4th in a 1.50m class and jumped clear in a Grand Prix; KEC Alligator Alley whom I rode for the first time here in America has stepped up to the big time very easily as shown by his double clear in Sunday's 1.50.

“I must say this is the best string of horses I perhaps have ever had together at one time so I’m very excited about that".

Pictured above is Ballymore Eustace in action at Palm Beach.

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