Yeats paddock

Impressive Novice Hurdle Winner Kicks Off Double For Yeats

Ginny’s Destiny (6g Yeats - Dantes Term, by Presenting) completed the first leg of a double for Yeats at Warwick when running out an impressive winner of the Novices’ Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs.

Successful in a bumper last season, Tom Lacey’s charge finished a promising fourth on his first start over hurdles last month and was ridden by Stan Sheppard once again on Wednesday. Cruising into contention on the turn for home, he was pushed along to lead before two out and was ridden clear on the run-in. The winning margin was eight and a half lengths, with another nine and a half lengths back to the third.

Owned by Gordon and Su Hall, Ginny’s Destiny was bred by Mrs Caroline O’Driscoll and is closely related to top-class chaser God’s Own (Oscar).

Later on the card, Swincombe Fleat (6m Yeats - Swincombe Flame, by Exit To Nowhere) justified favouritism on her first start over fences for Anthony Honeyball.

The bumper and hurdle winner was reunited with Aidan Coleman on her seasonal return and raced prominently throughout the two and a half mile chase. Ridden to lead from two out, she kept on well on the run-in to win by five and a half lengths going away.

MC and Mrs Yeo’s homebred is a full-sister to Grade 2 winner Master Debonair (Yeats).