Ferny Hollow Becomes The Latest Winner By Westerner When Winning His First Start At Knockanard

Son Of Westerner Records Wide Margin Success On Debut

The Colin Bowe-trained Ferny Hollow (4g Westerner - Mirazur, by Good Thyne) impressed on debut on Saturday, when running out a 15 length winner of the Four-Year-Old Maiden at Knockanard point-to-point.

Sent off as co-favourite, Jimmy O’Rourke rode the newcomer to lead and increased his advantage to two lengths approaching the second last, drawing clear to the line as his fellow market leader took second.

Bought by JJ Bowe for €38,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, Ferny Hollow was bred by Kenneth Parkhill out of an unraced half-sister to Grade 1 performer Hersov.