FLORIDA bred filly, Coastal Sunrise proved to be yet another precocious Congrats 2yo when she posted a comprehensive win on debut in a five furlong (1000m) sprint maiden in the US on Tuesday.
Coastal Sunrise started 3/1 second pick in the race behind 9/10 on favourite Your Move who could not match her speedier rival from the outset and was always unlikely to make up the deficit.
A US$125,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase, the Congrats filly was comfortable to the wire to win by a length with Your Move in second with Ladystarturengine back in third place
Congrats has sired over 100 winners (at 70.7 percent winners to runners) so far including 22 stakes winners (18 from his first crop), 2 Grade One winners, 4 Grade One performers led by the acclaimed Turbulent Descent who has so far won three Grade One’s in the USA. She was recently sold to Coolmore in a private arrangement for an undisclosed by clearly substantial amount.