Show Jumping - Allen Confirms Return To Top Form With Win At Verona

Bertram Allen confirmed his return to top form when winning this afternoon's feature class at the World Cup Show in Verona, Italy.

The 19 year-old collected 6,250 euro for his victory against some of show jumping's most established names when he piloted the bay mare Wild Thing L, jointly owned by Billy Twomey and Ballywalter Farms, across the line with just over a second in hand.

Allen's nearest challenger in the 42-strong field was Saudi Arabia's Olympic team bronze medallist Abdullah al Sharbatly on the chestnut mare Andrea, who collected 5,000 euro for the runner-up spot.

Allen is joined at Verona's five-star show by Cork's Billy Twomey. Italy's World Cup class takes place on Sunday afternoon.