Promising Son Of Westerner Delivers In Maiden Hurdle
The Henry De Bromhead-trained Mr Incredible (5g Westerner - Bartlemy Bell, by Kalanisi) shaped like a smart prospect when landing Sunday’s second division of the maiden hurdle at Naas.
Purchased privately after his debut second at Dromahane for Colin Bowe, the son of Westerner made a promising start for owner Stephen McCarthy at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival and was sent off second favourite on Sunday. The bay raced prominently under Rachael Blackmore and joined the favourite Glens Of Antrim (Flemensfirth) at the penultimate flight, keeping on strongly to lead after the last. Running on well, he won by four and a half lengths, with the runner-up racing 33 lengths clear of the field.
Speaking after the race, the winning trainer said, “Mr Incredible is a real chasing prospect and you couldn't have asked him to do it any more nicely. He was good and gutsy and handled that ground well.”
Bred by Richard Lynch, Mr Incredible fetched €75,000 as a three-year-old.