Riverside Leo claimed the 2020 Centenary Agri Tipperary Cup at Thurles on Saturday evening with a fine performance for owner Larry O’Rourke.

Having won the opening two rounds, he tasted defeat in the Semi Final stages, but this didn’t affect him when it came to the Final. Being slightly out-trapped he showed brilliant early speed to pull alongside in to the opening turn. Running a brilliant bend he took advantage of his rail position to take the lead before starting to pull clear, continuing to exert along the far side he built up an unassailable lead before coming home three and a half lengths in front, stopping the clock in 28.35.