William Munny (Westerner) Makes It Two From Two at Naas

Impressive Bumper Winner Completes Treble For Westerner

Barry Connell described William Munny (6g Westerner – Court My Eye, by Elmaamul) as “the best bumper horse in the country” after his unbeaten charge completed a treble for Westerner at Naas on Sunday.

The bay made a winning debut last month, but faced some well-regarded rivals as he attempted to take his record to two from two. Taking close order behind the leaders, he was last off the bridle and quickened strongly when asked by Finian Maguire inside the final furlong. He ran on well under hands and heels to beat black-type performer Fleur In The Park (Walk In The Park) by five lengths, while favourite and £250,000 Wingmen took third.

“William Munny will not be going to Cheltenham,” the winning owner and trainer later revealed. “I am going to bring him to Punchestown for the champion bumper and he is the one they will all have to beat. In my opinion he is the best bumper horse in the country.”

William Munny completed a treble on the card for Castlehyde Stud sire Westerner, following Ferny Hollow’s successful return in the Grade 3 chase and American Money’s second course win over hurdles. The exciting bumper horse was bred by Denis and Teresa Bergin.