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Weld brings up bonus hat-trick in 2011

TRAINER Dermot Weld saddled his third winner of a £10,000 Racing Post Yearling Bonus in 2011 on Monday.

Dermot Weld

Dermot Weld: bonus winners

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

The Weld-trained Riviera Poet won the EBF two-year-old maiden over 7f at Galway carrying the colours of Rite Of Passage's owner Dr Ronan Lambe.

Riviera Poet was bought by Weld for €135,000 out of the Broguestown Stud consignment at the Goffs Orby yearling sale.

Bred by Michael Dalton, he is by 2,000 Guineas hero Footstepsinthesand and out of the Marju mare Dance Clear, a quite useful dual 6-7f winner for Aidan O'Brien.

Weld's previous Yearling Bonus winners this year were Crimson Sunrise and Yellow Rosebud.




Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882