MYBOYCHARLIE filly Peggy Jean collected the lion share of $250,000 after mowing down hot favourite and reigning Maribyrnong Plate winner Boomwaa in today’s rich ATC Inglis Classic (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
Peggy Jean first emerged as a potential top-liner with an eye-catching second to More Than Ready filly Nayeli in a deep 1000m race at Kensington on January 8.
The experience clearly did Peggy Jean the world of good given her barnstorming finish to today’s Classic and elevate herself as a genuine contender for the autumn 2YO features including the Golden Slipper.
She is a lovely little filly,” winning trainer Gerald Ryan said.
“Once she learns to settle properly she will be even better. She went to the race with just one trial and a race under her belt.
“Over more ground I think we will see the best of her.”
Peggy Jean sports the red and white colours of Triple Crown Syndications; the same combination that catapulted Myboycharlie son, Charlie Boy who won the Group 2 VRC Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington during the spring.
“Myboycharlie (IRE) is a sire who we identified would be successful in Australia, he is doing a great job and appears to be really stamping his stock”, Chris Ward of Triple Crown commented.
Peggy Jean was offered by John Cornish’s Torryburn Stud at the 2013 Inglis Classic Sale selling for $46,000 to Chris and Michael Ward’s Triple Crown Syndications.
The filly clearly derives much of her talent and precocity from her sire Myboycharlie who as a Group 1 winning two-year-old himself and the Champion 2YO Colt in France.
Today’s win came only hours after another of Myboycharlie’s major contributors, the Group 2 placed Charlestown, won at Trentham on the Levin Classic undercard.
HOOFNOTE: Peggy Jean is the second major `sales race’ winner joining the Anthony Freedman trained Charles In Charge who won last year’s Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m).