Oliver Townend and Ashdale Cruise Master were back on form with a win in the HSBC FEI World Cup event at Tattersalls, Ireland, last weekend.

Just five weeks on from a crashing fall at Kentucky, the pair led from the start here.

“It’s what I came to do,” said Oliver, “and I now just want to put the fall behind me. He’s an unbelievable horse and is progressing all the time. I’m so grateful to the owners [Henry and Edna Harding] for giving me the ride.”

Mary King made it a one-two for Britain with second place on the white-faced chestnut Apache Sauce, while Michael Ryan was best of the home side in third on Ballylynch Adventure.

Lucy Wiegersma’s fourth place with last year’s Blenheim winner Granntevka Prince places her second in the HSBC FEI World Cup rankings after six of the 12 events this year.

Australia’s Megan Jones heads the rankings after winning the World Cup event at Kihikihi, New Zealand, and finishing second at Sydney, Australia.

Full report from Tattersalls in H&H this Thursday, 3 June.