Spring Stars Step Out
Triple Crown Syndications’ Peggy Jean (Myboycharlie ex Lady of Love) and Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie ex Maritime) took one step closer to their Spring Carnival campaigns when stepping out in their first barrier trials on Saturday morning.
With substantial rainfall throughout the week, and subsequently multiple barrier trials being called off, they were finally conducted before the races at Randwick on Saturday, when thankfully the rain held off long enough for them to proceed. The delay was somewhat of a blessing in disguise with the outing, having to travel to Randwick then parade just like a race day, benefiting the upcoming pair.
Against not only older horses, but also the boys, Group 1 winning filly Peggy Jean finished a very comfortable second to Gai Waterhouse’s Longma, under little pressure from jockey Blake Shinn. Her trial was run 0.7 seconds quicker than the other 850m trial on the day, and they also ran in what appeared to be the heavier section of the track, adding further merit to the perfomance.
Shinn commented that Peggy Jean trialled really well “she felt great and I couldn’t be happier with how she went”.
The talented daughter of Myboycharlie is now headed toward the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday, 6 September 2014.
Also ridden by in form Shinn was Triple Crown’s now 4yo entire Charlie Boy. In what was an easy trial in preparation for his Spring Carnival campaign, Charlie Boy was held together to cross the line in fourth place.
“He is coming to hand really well and is in for a good preparation” Shinn commented post-trial.
Charlie Boy is Melbourne bound for his upcoming Spring campaign, where we saw him race dominantly down the Flemington straight last preparation and take out the Group 2 Danehill Stakes. To ensure he is in peak fitness he will trial once more in Sydney before kicking off his campaign in the Group 3 Bobby Lewis Quality (1200m). Keep an eye out for him at the Rosehill barrier trials next Monday.
“It’s a very exciting time for Triple Crown owners with Peggy Jean and Charlie Boy set to make their return to the track in the coming weeks” Triple Crown director Chris Ward remarked.
“We also have a number of forward two year olds coming on nicely and we can’t wait to see them in action soon”.