Lennon in fine form at Speed Derby

BANBRIDGE’S former world showjumping champion Dermott Lennon was in flying form when he and the mare Loughview Lou Lou won the 20,000 Euros Speed Derby from 32 starters for the second year in succession.

Owner Judith Sossick’s incredible winning mare by Hillsborough stallion Limmerick staved off a challenge from French ace Roger-Yves Bost with Lady Forbes’s stallion Castleforbes Vivaldo.

The Knight Frank Speed Stakes provided great entertainment and speed specialist Lennon continued his success with a foot-perfect round on Hallmark Elite in 64.30 to finish runner-up for E4,600, beating British veteran John Whitaker who was on his wife Clare’s stallion Argento.