First Group 1 Winner for Myboycharlie
By Mark Smith
Triple Crown’s sensational 2YO filly Peggy Jean posted the first Group 1 win for her sire Myboycharlie when taking out the $1m Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Mark Smith writes on breednet.com.au…
The decision of trainer Gerald Ryan to bypass the Golden Slipper with Peggy Jean in favour of the $1 million Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakesa week later paid off big-time when the near black daughter of Myboycharlie (IRE) claimed the prize.
Ridden by Nash Rawiller, Peggy Jean relished the heavy conditions to defeat Scratch Me Lucky (Snitzel) by half a length with Cornrox (Duporth) five and a half lengths back in third.
“I said to the Triple Crown boys she wasn’t a Golden Slipper filly, she was more of a Sires and Champagne type,” Ryan said.
We just aimed her towards that and the owners have been understanding.”
“She’s a good filly. Kerrin McEvoy said from her first start she’s a genuine filly.”
The victory takes the overall record of Peggy Jean to 2 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 5 starts for earnings of $894,525.
Peggy Jean was purchased by Triple Crown Syndications for $46,000 from the Torryburn Stud draft at last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling sale, having been pinhooked for $25,000 from the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by Belmont Bloodstock.
She is the first foal of Lady of Love, an unraced half-sister by Lago Delight to stakes-placed Prince of Dane from the family of Group I winners Lady Jakeo and Mrs Onassis.
A full brother to Peggy Jean was purchased by Keith Dryden for $110,000 from the Phoenix Broodmare Farm consignment at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.
Lady of Love has a filly by Denman and was covered last spring by Beautiful Crown (USA).
Bred by Ascot Heath Pty Ltd, Peggy Jean becomes the first Group 1 winner for Vinery Stud’s shuttle stallion Myboycharlie (IRE), whose previous most successful performer was Group II winner Charlie Boy, another Triple Crown Syndications purchase trained by Ryan.