First Stakes-Winner for War Pass
USA – Ill-fated Widden Stud shuttler War Pass (USA) posted his first stakes-winner on the weekend when two year-old colt Java’s War captured the $150,000 Sunday Silence Stakes at Louisiana Downs.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Java’s War finished on strongly to beat the Big Brown colt Brown Almighty by a neck in the one mile contest on turf, his overall record now two wins from three starts.
A homebred for Charles Fipke, Java’s War is a half-brother to stakes-placed Coffee Bar and is one of four winners from the Rainbow Quest mare Java, a full sister to dual Group I winner and Champion Turf Filly Fiji.
A Champion 2YO and Breeders Cup Juvenile winner, War Pass is the sire of three winners from his first US crop with Java’s War the first stakes-winner.
War Pass shuttled to Widden Stud for two seasons and his first Australian bred runners will hit tracks this spring.