Debut bumper winner continues great run for Yeats

Last Minute Man (5g Yeats-Ella Watson, by Supreme Leader) became the latest impressive winner for Yeats when capturing a Down Royal bumper on his debut for trainer Gordon Elliott on Tuesday. Sporting the colours of Paul and Clare Rooney, the €125,000 store purchase looked to have a bright future as he scored by three lengths under Jamie Codd. “He’s lovely - a gorgeous horse. We think he’s a real good horse,” said Elliott. “He’s still a big weak baby and we might not even run him again this season. He’ll be a nice horse to go jumping down the line. He’ll be a nice horse with a summer’s grass and he’s definitely one to look forward to when he goes hurdling next season.” Last Minute Man, who was bred by Michael Tobin, continued a great run for Yeats. The previous day at Plumpton, the Warren Greatrex-trained The Caller (6g Yeats-Wyldello, by Supreme Leader) won a maiden hurdle by eight lengths.

Five days earlier, Nicky Henderson sent out Brave Eagle (5g Yeats-Sinful Pleasure, by Sinndar) to win easily on his hurdling debut.