General Peekay Sizzles on Return
Melbourne – A brilliant first-up win at Caulfield on Saturday for progressive three year-old General Peekay has added a meaningful update for his yearling half-sister that is headed for the 2013 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Featured as a ‘ Breednet One to Watch’ when he broke his maiden at Geelong back in August, General Peekay was sent around in Listed events at his next two runs, but was a bit short of the mark and was sent back to the paddock by astute trainer Mick Price.
The son of General Nediym returned with an impressive win, travelling up in second place for Craig Newitt before finding the line well to win the 1100 metre dash by three parts of a length.
“He was pretty ready to go today, but he was still a bit big and will take improvement from that run,” Newitt said.
“I quite like him. He showed quite a bit last time in and ran in some good early spring races.”
Bred by Antony Thompson and foaled and raised at Widden Stud, General Peekay is the second winner from former smart Sydney metropolitan winner Barberton and was sold privately after being withdrawn from the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Barberton died prematurely in 2011, but has a two year-old filly by Northern Meteor to come and a yearling filly by Haradasun that will be offered by Widden Stud as Lot 137 at the 2013 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.