Freshman Sire Washington DC Off The Mark At Carlisle

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Washington DC (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when the Kevin Ryan-trained 2-year-old gelding Washington Heights (GB) notched a first winner for the Bearstone Stud resident in Wednesday's Scaleby Restricted Maiden S. over five furlongs at Carlisle.

1st-Carlisle, £10,000, Mdn, 6-22, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.41, g/f.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (GB) (g, 2, Washington DC {Ire}–Epping Rose {Ire}, by Kodiac {GB}), who ran fourth in his June 7 debut at Wetherby last time, broke smartly to lead from the outset here. Holding sway throughout, the 4-1 third choice came under pressure when threatened at the quarter-mile marker and was ridden out inside the final furlong to hold the late thrust of Armour Propre (Ire) (Proftable {Ire}) by a head, becoming the first winner for his freshman sire (by Zoffany {Ire}). Washington Heights, half to a yearling filly by Aclaim (Ire), is the second of three foals and lone performer produced by an unraced full-sister to G3 Amethyst S. runner-up Confidence High (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). The March-foaled bay's dam is also a half-sister to G1 St Leger second The Last Drop (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Listed Vintage Crop S. runner-up Nebula Storm (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Sales history: £24,000 Ylg '21 GOFFUK. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $7,584.
O-Hambleton Racing Ltd XXVII; B-Bearstone Stud Ltd (GB); T-Kevin Ryan.

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