Son Of Westerner Proves Far Too Good In Punchestown Grade 2
Dysart Dynamo (6g Westerner - Dysart Dancer, by Accordion) extended his unbeaten record with an awesome performance in Sunday’s Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
An impressive winner of both his bumpers, Eleanor Manning’s homebred won his hurdle debut by all of 19 lengths last month and recorded the same winning margin at Punchestown. Paul Townend rode Willie Mullins’ charge to make all the running and looked the likely winner from three out, needing little encouragement to draw further clear.
“He'd gallop out through a wall for you if you asked him,” a beaming Townend later commented. “We went a proper gallop and he jumped brilliantly. His stride is so big and he does it all at ease. He's very exciting.”
The Willie Mullins-trained bay was subsequently shortened to 7-2 for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, while he is now 4-1 for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. Stablemate Ferny Hollow (Westerner) is currently favourite for the Grade 1 Arkle Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Castlehyde Stud sire Westerner was responsible for another winner earlier in the day when Western Diego (5g Westerner - Ask Me Sister) made a successful debut in the Five-Year-Old Geldings Maiden at Killeagh.
Chasing the leaders under Tiernan Power Roche, he improved to lead approaching the second last and was driven out to score by five lengths. Owned by Mary Claire Neville and bred by Sean Osborne, Western Diego may now be sold.