Successful Sunday For Sons Of Yeats
Newcomer Young Buck (5g Yeats - Pepsi Starlet) was the subject of strong market support in Sunday’s Five-Year-Old Geldings Maiden at Nenagh, and the Shark Hanlon-trained bay duly delivered.
Tom Hamilton set an honest gallop aboard the TJ McDonald and Rachel O’Neill owned favourite, increasing the tempo from four out and was never headed as he jumped for home, scoring by an easy five lengths.
He will now, presumably, head to the sales ring, hoping to make a tidy on his store sale purchase price of €36,000. Bred by Robert Guiry, Young Buck is a half-brother to Grade 3 winning chaser Queens Wild (Westerner), whose colt foal by Soldier Of Fortune sold for €50,000 at last year’s November NH Sale at Tattersalls Ireland.
The family has been enjoying much success recently, with a full-brother to Queens Wild also selling for €68,000 at the Derby Sale last June.
Meanwhile, at the very same time over at Huntingdon, another son of Yeats gained his first win over hurdles. The Noel Williams-trained Breaking Waves (5g Yeats - Acoola, by Flemensfirth) won his bumper debut last March and finished third on his first start over hurdles in December.
The bay was positioned in midfield by conditional Harry Teal and chased the leading pair from the third last hurdle, as the trio began to draw clear of their rivals. Ridden to lead from the final flight, Breaking Waves stayed on well to beat the favourite Hold The Note by a length and a quarter, with a further seven lengths back to the third horse.
The Declan Dorgan-bred Breaking Waves is closely related to Ok Corral (Mahler), who remains unbeaten over fences this season. Their dam is an unraced sister to top-class chaser Tidal Bay (Flemensfirth).