What a long Irish winning wave at the 90th CSIO di Roma Piazza di Siena - Master d'Inzeo. After the first historical victory scored in the Intesa Sanpaolo Nations Cup on Friday, Ireland signed another success in the opening class of day 3 in Rome.
The KEP Italy Prize No. 7 (speed class, h 145, €26,200) was won by Jessica Burke riding Inpulss (53.50). The pair achieved a perfect and fast round, leaving behind specialist in speed classes such as Britain's Matthew Sampson, on Mgh Candy Girl (53.66), and Italy's Emanuele Gaudiano on Julius.D (54.35).
It is a fantastic story with a happy ending for 31-year-old Burke: «It’s amazing… first participation in Rome, competing and winning on a fantastic stage like Piazza di Siena! Only four years ago I was still a high school maths teacher.... Then I had to make a choice and I decided to concentrate full-time on competitions. At this point, I can say that it was a good choice after all...».
Ph. Jessica Burke © Sport e Salute/Simone Ferraro