Yeats head shot

Impressive Double For Yeats

Yeats enjoyed an impressive double on Wednesday, kickstarted by A Little Chaos (4f Yeats - Marias Dream, by Desert Sun), who ran out a seven length winner of the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Fakenham.

Ridden by Ciaran Gethings, Stuart Edmunds’ charge made all the running in the two mile contest and kicked clear two from home, drawing away comfortably as short-priced favourite Sula Island tried in vain to narrow the gap.

Bred by R Cody and owned by the Garratt family, A Little Chaos began her career with Sean Doyle, for whom she finished third on her sole attempt between the flags.

Later in the day at Catterick, joint-favourite The Second Coming (4g Yeats - Decent Dime, by Insan) won the bumper on is first start for trainer Simon West and owner Justin Landy.

Racing keenly under Joe Colliver, the bay took the lead over three furlongs from home and drew clear to score by six lengths. The winning owner was impressed and afterwards commented, “I train point-to-pointers and hunter chasers and I bought The Second Coming from Ireland for a maiden point-to-point but he showed so much pace at home that we thought we'd have a go at this. He jumps great.”

Bred by James Bryson, The Second Coming made just one start between the flags for Craig Bryson and Neil McKnight.