Romeo Brown Yeats Wins His Hurdle Debut At Kelso

Exciting Prospects Emerge For Yeats

On the same day that Shattered Love (7m Yeats- Tracker, by Bustino) finished second to Min (Walk In The Park) in the Grade 1 John Durkan Memorial Chase, her paternal siblings recorded a four-year-old maiden treble at Tattersalls, while another won their hurdle debut in taking fashion.

The latter, Romeo Brown (4g Yeats- Santia, by Kahyasi), gained black-type last season when third in a Listed bumper behind Acey Milan (Milan), and was sent off favourite for the two mile maiden hurdle at Kelso. Taking a keen hold under Chester Williams, he made good headway to take over from longtime leader West Coast Lass (Westerner) before two out, and was pushed clear to score by three and a quarter lengths. Owned and trained by Jane Williams, Romeo Brown was bred by R.W. Russell out of his homebred Listed winner, Santia.

At Tattersalls earlier that morning, there were 15 runners but just seven finishers in the second division of the four-year-old geldings maiden won by Chantry House (4g Yeats- The Last Bank, by Phardante), who showed the benefit of his previous start in April, when he fell leading at three out. Foot-perfect on Sunday, he led before the last and held the challenge of Envol Pierji by three parts of a length on the line. Ridden by Jamie Codd, Chantry House is trained by Cian Hughes, owned by Eric Elliott and was bred by M. Conaghan.

The Gerry Cosgrave owned and trained Mount Ida (4m Yeats - Jolivia, by Dernier Empereur) kickstarted the treble when landing the first of the four-year-old mares maidens by four lengths. Sent off favourite for her promising fourth on debut last month, she shared the lead for much of the way and extended her lead from two out, scoring by four lengths. Bred by Philip Hore, Mount Ida is a half-sister to Sizing Tennessee.

The second division saw The Cull Bank (4m Yeats - Creme D’Arblay, by Singspiel) continue the trend with a four length win for handler Brian Jordan and owner William Bates. Ridden by Mark Scallan, she led until being headed at halfway, but showed a game attitude to regain the lead two from home, before drawing clear of Tokyo Getaway (Getaway). Bred by Christopher Maye, she had previously shown promise when third at Lingstown in March.

Meanwhile, over at Boulta, West Cork Wildway (4g Yeats- Dollar’s Worth, by Presenting) ran out an authorative winner of the four-year-old geldings maiden on his first attempt for Paul O’Flynn. Chasing the pace under Gary Noonan, he stormed past the leader approaching the final fence and went four lengths clear on the flat. Bred by Jonathan Deacon and owned by the Fernhill Tower Syndicate, West Cork Wildway is a grandson of the Grade 2 placed mare Another Dollar (Supreme Leader).