By Ge­orge, geld­ing’s back

Townsville Bulletin - - RACING -

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.”

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