Westerner Conformation

Son Of Westerner Now Three From Three

Tuesday saw unbeaten bumper winner Washington (5g Westerner - Present Leader, by Presenting) make a winning hurdle debut in the two mile Novices’ Hurdle at Bangor.

Sent off favourite on his first start since March, Olly Murphy’s charge chased the leaders for much of the way and led from two out. Pushed out on the run-in, he scored by four lengths and three quarters under Aidan Coleman.

Owned by Tim Syder, Washington first impressed when bolting up by 19 lengths in a Fakenham bumper and followed up in style in a similar contest. The son of Westerner was bred by Jeremy McTaggart.