The Living Beauty (Yeats) pictured with connections after winning a maiden hurdle at Cork

Two smart winners for Yeats

J P McManus’s The Living Beauty  (4f Yeats-Adama by Topanoora) spearheaded an Easter Sunday double for Yeats when justifying favouritism to win a maiden hurdle at Cork. The Christy Roche-trained filly, bred by McManus’s wife Noreen, made all the running under Alan Crowe to score by five lengths. “She’s a nice mare and jumps well. I won races on her mother, Adama,” said Crowe. Meanwhile, in the four-year-old maiden at Templemore, Inspired Poet (4g Yeats-Petralona, by Alleged) was another smart winner for Yeats. Trained by Andrew Slattery, the €48,000 euros store purchase came home eight lengths clear of the field. “Inspired Poet had run well in a close third at Horse & Jockey but stepped up to win here by finding more all the way from the second last. His attitude and ability to take two races this season suggest he can progress to a very high level on the track,” noted