A GENIE In Abottle provided breeder Loughlin Harte with a most timely update on Monday when the six-year-old won the Listed M W Hickey Memorial Chase at Wexford. The race is run in memory of Garryrichard Stud’s Michael Hickey, one of the greatest horsemen and stallion masters ever in this country.

The week after next Loughlin will be offering, from Abbeyleix Stud, a Yeats colt foal out of the bumper winner Erkindale Miss. That daughter of Supreme Leader (Bustino) was also bred and raced by Loughlin and she won her bumper at Fairyhouse on her second outing, ran second in another bumper at Limerick, and never appeared again. She is now dam of two winners and a placed horse from just three runners, the three-time winner Missyspet (Westerner) being her other successful offspring.