Son Of Yeats Lands Competitive Beginners Chase
The future looks bright for West Cork Wildway (7g Yeats - Dollar’s Worth, by Presenting) over fences, after the useful hurdler landed Thursday’s Beginners Chase at Thurles.
The Paul O’Flynn-trained gelding made virtually all of the running and was ridden from the final fence to deny the favourite The Bosses Oscar (Oscar) by a length and a half.
Speaking after the race, the winning trainer said, “West Cork Wildway was very good today and is a nice horse going forward. He'll give us a few more good days out hopefully.”
It marks a sixth career win for the son of Yeats, who was bred by Jonathan Deacon.
The previous day at Warwick, West Balboa (5m Yeats - Rostellan, by Flemensfirth) made an impressive start over hurdles when drawing 17 lengths clear in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.
Purchased privately after finished second in a four-year-old mares maiden at Dromahane, the bay was well-supported on her first start for Dan Skelton. Travelling best with two flights left to jump, she was nudged clear at the last and won with ease.
West Balboa becomes the first winner bred by Frank Motherway and Bolly Fitzgerald out of Rostellan, who has an Order Of St George colt foal catalogued in the Goffs December NH Sale.