Media Naranja (Yeats) Wins The Fillies Maiden Hurdle At Limerick

Progressive Daughter Of Yeats Wins Maiden Hurdle

Media Naranja (4f Yeats - Inch Native, by Supreme Leader) made virtually all to justify favouritism in the Fillies Maiden Hurdle at Limerick on Thursday.

The daughter of Yeats made an impressive debut for Hugo Merienne in France before selling to Tom Malone for 110,000gns, and is now trained by Gordon Elliott for Bective Stud. A close second last time out, the bay was partnered by Corey McGivern on Thursday and was travelling well with two flights left to jump. Shaken up at the last, she kept on well to score by three and a quarter lengths.

McGivern was full of praise for the winner and said, “Media Naranja is a lovely tough, honest filly and is really progressive. You probably won't see her at her best until she steps up in trip so I made plenty use of her today.”

Bred by Whiterbarn Farming, the daughter of Yeats is closely related to Grade 2 winner Mossy Fen (Milan).