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Gormley filly wins at first asking at Churchill

May 8, 2021

First-Crop sire Gormley was represented by his second winner Friday at Churchill Downs when the 2-year-old filly Guajira won her debut going 4 ½-furlongs.

Owned and trained by noted 2-year-old conditioner Wesley Ward, the bay filly tracked in second most of the trip before taking the lead in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a half-length.

Guajira was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Oscar Benavides. She is out of the Henny Hughes mare Zulia, who is a half-sister to millionaire and Grade 1 winner Seattle Smooth.

Gormley, a son of Malibu Moon who was a Grade 1 winner at 2 and 3, has two winners from his first three starters and is currently atop the First-Crop Sire list. His 2021 fee is listed at $5,000 S&N.