Third Win for General Peekay
Mornington – Mick Price’s progressive three year-old General Peekay bounced back from an unsuccessful Sydney raid in January to score a tenacious win at Mornington on Wednesday.
Featured as a ‘One to Watch’ when he broke his maiden at Geelong last 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.
The son of General Nediym returned with an impressive win at Caulfield on January 5, before wilting in the blistering 45 degree heat of Sydney at his second run back from a spell.
Freshened up for this Benchmark 72 event, General Peekay fought strongly to the line for Damian Thornton to win the 1200 metre contest by a nose, his overall record now three wins from seven starts with prizemoney just shy of $90,000.
“The heat in Sydney that day completely flattened him,” said Price.
“He freshened up well though and it’s nice for all the girls that race him up there at Widden.”
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General Peekay is the second winner from former smart Sydney metropolitan winner Barberton and was retained after being withdrawn from the 2011 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.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 sold for $25,000 at the 2013 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.