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Washington Heights Wins Gr2 Shannon Stakes

Monday, 25th September 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: K Mc Evoy
T: G A Ryan
W: 55 kgs
S: Commands
D: Demanding
0.5L
J: C G O'Brien
T: F T Cowell
W: 57 kgs
S: Casino Prince
D: Buxom Babe
2.8L
J: Tim Clark
T: Bjorn Baker
W: 53 kgs
S: Makfi
D: Imposingly
3.7L
J: G Schofield
T: Bjorn Baker
W: 53.5 kgs
S: Snitzel
D: Rosa Stellata

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Darley's deceased Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a Group race success when 6YO brown gelding Washington Heights (Commands-Demanding, by Octagonal) opened his stakes account when sailing down the outside of the field for a decisive win in the $200,000 Gr2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+, defeating Mighty Lucky & Imposing Lass. Washington Heights, who had a brief four-race stint in Hong Kong, improved his record to 5 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr3 San Domenico Stakes & Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes) from 14 starts for $785,824 in earnings. Washington Heights was purchased by David Raphael for $300,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud.

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