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Son Of Yeats Strides Clear To Maiden Hurdle Success

A step up in trip is now on the cards for Flooring Porter (4g Yeats - Lillymile, by Revoque), after the Gavin Cromwell-trained bay ran out a clear winner of Thursday’s maiden hurdle at Bellewstown.

One of 13 to line up for two mile and half furlong contest, he raced towards the back of the field under Jonathan Moore and made significant headway from the fourth last flight. Leading from the third last, he went clear on the run-in and stayed on well to win by seven lengths.

Gavin Cromwell, who trains the winner for a syndicate, later confirmed that his charge would now step up in trip. Flooring Porter was bred by Sean Murphy out of point-to-point and dual hurdle winner Lillymile and comes from the family of Irish Cambridgeshire victor Turkish Spice.