Valuable Success For Yeats In Thyestes Chase
Longhouse Poet (8g Yeats - Moscow Madame, by Moscow Society) has connections dreaming of Grand National glory after securing a valuable prize in Thursday’s Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park.
Martin Brassil’s charge boasted some strong form over fences, having beaten the talented Run Wild Fred in a Beginners Chase at Punchestown, but was making just his second start in a handicap in the Grade A contest. Chasing the leaders under Darragh O’Keeffe, the bay improved to dispute at the third last and was ridden from the penultimate fence. Battling alongside Franco De Port, he kept on strongly to lead on the run-in and scored by three parts of a length on the line.
Speaking after the race, the winning trainer said, “He never missed a beat and really enjoyed it. We always thought he was a nice horse but then you have to go and line up in these competitive races.” On future plans, Brassil added, “The entries close for Aintree on Monday, so we'll think about that and think about the Irish Grand National too. He's only a second-season novice and he might follow the Numbersixvalverde route of the Irish Grand National this year and Aintree next year, but we'll see.”
Longhouse Poet first showcased his talents in a Boulta maiden, and after being purchased by Sean and Bernardine Mulryan, went on to place at Grade 1 level over hurdles. The son of Yeats was bred by J Duggan.