Augusta Kate (Yeats) Punchestown With Connections

Augusta Kate takes black-type for Yeats

Yeats had a Punchestown Festival success on Wednesday when Augusta Kate (5m Yeats-Feathard Lady, by Accordion) triumphed in the Listed Weatherbys Ireland EBF Mares Flat Race.

The Willie Mullins-trained mare, also a Listed bumper winner at Navan in November, came out three lengths in front of Forge Meadow under the trainer’s son Patrick.

"She will go hurdling next season and her main target will be the mares’ novice hurdle at Cheltenham,” said Willie Mullins.

Golfer Lee Westwood led in Augusta Kate, in whom he has a part-share. Out of the great Feathard Lady, Augusta Kate was bred by co-owners Graham and Andrea Wylie.