COPPER West, who won the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at Boulta on Sunday by six lengths from the only other finisher, Lively Article, did so in the colours of his Midleton breeder/trainer Donal Coffey.

The newcomer, a bay by Westerner, is the first foal out of Printing Copper (by Blueprint) who Donal also bred and saddled to win a mares’ maiden at Ballydurn in April 2008 and hurdle races the following year at Killarney (May) and Wexford (October).