Impressive Chaser Kicks Off Yeats Double
The future looks bright for Hawk’s Well (7g Yeats - Our Song, by Classic Cliché) after Emma Lavelle’s charge ran out an impressive winner of his chase debut at Newbury on Friday.
Placed in a bumper and twice over hurdles, the son of Yeats was sent off favourite for the Novices’ Handicap Chase and was ridden to track the leaders by Adam Wedge. Asserting with four fences left to jump, he was shaken up at the third last and was clear at the next fence. Keeping on strongly, he scored by 17 lengths.
The delighted winning trainer later commented, “Hawk’s Well was really impressive and he's always shown us plenty of ability at home. He's gone out there and I think he's loved the fences.”
Owned by Mrs N Turner and Mrs E Fenton, Hawk’s Well was bred by Michael Ward.
Hawk’s Well wasn’t the only one to produce an improved performance on Friday afternoon, as the Eric McNamara-trained The Brimming Water (6g Yeats - Dollar’s Worth, by Presenting) made it third time lucky over hurdles at Fairyhouse.
Returning to two and a half miles for the maiden hurdle, the B Collins-owned bay raced in midfield under Conor McNamara and improved to chase the leaders from three out. Quickening well from the second last, he led on the run-in and scored by a length and a quarter in comfortable fashion.
Bred by Jonathan Deacon, The Brimming Water is a full-brother to three-time winner West Cork Wildway (Yeats).