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First winner for French freshman Irish Wells

FRENCH first-season sire Irish Wells was represented by his first winner on Friday when his two-year-old son IrishKaldoun scored on debut over 1m½f at Saint-Brieuc in France.

The Yannick Fertillet-trained Irish Kaldoun is out of the Kaldoun mare Magic Kaldoun, a half-sister to this year's Listed runner-up Magic Potion.

He was bought by Agence FIPS for €9,000 at last year's Arqana October Yearing Sale.

Irish Wells was trained by Francois Rohaut to win four races, including consecutive renewals of the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville. He also finished second to Dylan Thomas in the Group 1 Prix Ganay.

By the Sadler's Wells stallion Poliglote, Irish Wells is out of the Kendor mare Sign Of The Vine, making him a half-brother to Group 3 scorer Sign Of The Wolf.

Irish Wells began his career at the Haras d'Etreham in Normandy but stood the past season at the Haras de Victot.






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