Westerner head shot

Son Of Westerner Battles For Back To Back Hurdle Wins

Bobhopeornohope (5g Westerner - Bandelaro, by Beneficial) produced another game performance to make it two from two over hurdles at Doncaster on Friday.

Successful in a similar contest earlier in the month, the Kim Bailey-trained bay was sent off favourite to follow up in the Novices’ Hurdle over two miles and five furlongs. He made all under David Bass and rallied when joined after the final flight, battling back gamely to regain the advantage and win by a length and a half.

Bobhopeornohope runs in the colours of J Perriss after Bailey and Aiden Murphy went to £105,000 for Cormac Doyle’s point-to-point winner. The son of Westerner was bred by Paul Giles out of an own-sister to useful chaser Marlbrook.