Collooney (Yeats) winning a bumper at Huntingdon

Yeats bumper winner looks all class

Trainer Olly Murphy saddled his first winner in J P McManus’s colours when Collooney (4g Yeats-Amber Trix, by Scribano) took the concluding bumper at Huntingdon on Saturday.

The Yeats gelding, a former point-to-pointer, was sent off odds-on favourite for his Rules debut and never left his supporters in doubt, powering to a three and a half length victory under Fergus Gregory.

David Milnes of the Racing Post commented that “the son of Yeats looked a different class to the opposition in the paddock and during the race”.

Gregory echoed those sentiments and said: “When I moved him up to the leaders at the two-pole it was like he’d just jumped in. He’s an exciting type.”

Murphy commented: “I was asked to find a buyer for him and thankfully Mr McManus stepped in. He’s a lovely horse who will go jumping immediately as he has schooled well. It’s nice to get a winner in these colours at my first attempt.”

Collooney was bred in Ireland by Paudge Cullen.