By George, gelding’s back
GERALD Ryan has welcomed Washington Heights back to his stable and the gelding has shown his readiness for the next phase of his career with a barrier trial win at Randwick.
After doing his early racing in Sydney, Washington Heights went to Hong Kong where he won two of his four starts for trainer Paul O’Sullivan. He returned to Ryan early this year and will make his comeback in a 1200m race at Rosehill on Saturday after his reassuring trial.
“He had a bit of a joint prob- lem which he is over now and he is back here to race on softer tracks,” Ryan said.
“He won’t have many starts this time and he won’t race in the summer when the tracks are hard.
“He is in great order as he showed in the barrier trial and he will race on Saturday.
“It’s so great to have him back.
“Everyone in the stable loves him. He is a lovely big horse with a great nature and we call him George after George Washington.”