Ireland’s Billy Twomey and Diaghilev scorched home to capture the Longines Grand Prix at the 5-star World Cup meeting in La Coruna, Spain, this evening.

Taking full advantage of being last to jump, Twomey got home quicker by one quarter of a second than Italian runner-up Alberto Zorzi on Fair Light van’t Heike to claim an €89,100 payday.

Austria’s Max Kuhner and Cornet Kalua netted third place after the eight-way jump-off in which five combinations kept their faults tally to zero.

Also at the Spanish venue today Ireland’s Joanne Sloan-Allen took second place in the two-star speed and handiness class with Championes.

At Geneva’s five-star meeting Bertram Allen and Hector van d’Abdijhoeve were best of the Irish in the Coupe de Geneve this afternoon when jumping double-clear and slotting into ninth place on time.

Mike Dunne