Peacock, whose dam is a half sister to Cheveley Stud’s exciting young sire Wylie Hall, picked up the first black type win of his career when he scored a gutsy, half head win in Saturday’s Listed Polytrack Gothic Stakes on Caulfield Cup day at Randwick.
A son of Lonhro, Peacock, who is now likely to target the Hilton Stakes, was third last time out in the Listed Poseidon Stakes and looks a group horse in the making.
His trainer John O’Shea said after the win, “We came here thinking he would be very hard to beat because he’s going to get a gun run and that’s the way it panned out. It was a wonderful ride by Dwayne. He’ll go to the Hilton Stakes on the last day. I think seven (furlongs) is the upper limit of his distance range.”
Peacock, who has now won or placed in four of his six outings, is out of the superbly bred Iridescente –a winning Commands half sister to Hong Kong champion sprinter Absolute Champion (Marauding) as well as to former South African star Wylie Hall (Redoute’s Choice).
The latter, one of the best racehorses of his generation, was a superb athlete who won or placed in 15 of his 21 racetrack outings.
Wylie Hall, who was first past the post in the 2014 G1 Vodacom Durban July, won or placed in six Grade One races, with his victories including the classic G1 SA Derby as well as the G1 President’s Champions Challenge.
His first crop of foals have arrived this season to rave reviews from all breeders fortunate enough to have them, and he looks on track to join the likes of Snitzel, Stratum and Not A Single Doubt as a top class sire son of the great Redoute’s Choice!