Daniel Coyle & Ivory TCS. Photograph © Sportfot.
A blink would have missed Eire’s Daniel Coyle and Ivory TCS within the $226,000 JTWG, Inc. CSIO4* Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon in the course of the IDA Growth sponsored Winter Equestrian Pageant (WEF) Week 8 at Wellington Worldwide. The 28-year-old stole the win mounted on Dutch-bred Ivory TCS, a 10-year-old mare (Falaise de Muze x Ukato) Coyle owns along with Ariel Grange’s Canadian-based Lothlorien Farm.
4 horses battled for blue in a jump-off pace duel over a course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA). Returning second, Coyle watched Beth Underhill (CAN) pull two rails and was acutely aware of fellow People Lacey Gilbertson and McLain Ward packing a double punch of pace behind him.
“I needed to depart little or no room, give them one thing to chase, however not depart very a lot,” he mentioned earlier than stopping the jump-off clock at 38.06 seconds over the brief course. “I believe I used to be beatable however there wasn’t a lot of a niche, which was my plan. Ivory is a really quick horse in each jump-off. She may take two further strides than a giant horse, however that doesn’t imply she’s essentially slower as a result of she does it so quick.”