Nice nick for Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin received a boost last week when Group 1 mare Peggie’s Bid was added to his first Great Southern book at Mungrup Stud.

Peggie’s Bid (Marooned) is the dam of champion sprinter Miss Andretti and Dardanup breeders Keith and Peggie Beauglehole believe she will nick nicely with Sunspeed’s newest Group 1 shuttler.

“Dick Turpin was a genuine Group 1 horse,” Keith Beauglehole said.  “He was a Group winner at two and beat Canford Cliffs and then Lope de Vega as a three year-old.

Peggie’s Bid is due to deliver an Oratorio foal at Mungrup in the first week of September.  The mare foaled 2007 Australian Horse of the Year Miss Andretti (Ihtiram) and followed up with the black-type sprinters Charlie Beau (Ihtiram) and Danny Beau (Zedrich).

Her four year-old daughter Peggie’s Dream (Ihtiram) scored on debut at Bunbury in March.  And her three year-old colt Billy Beau (Ihtiram) will appear in public soon after finishing second in a Lark Hill trial on July 2.

Keith Beauglehole rates her rising two year-old filly by Oratorio (Aus) very highly and so does Mungrup owner Gray Williamson.  “Gray rang up last year and asked me if the filly was insured!  I said no and then took a deep breath.  I was prepared for bad news but he reckoned she was that good I should get her insured straight away.”

Dick Turpin (Ire) covered a quality book of mares in his first northern book at the English National Stud including Imperialistic (Imperial Ballet) who foaled this year’s G2 German 1000 Guineas winner Electrelane (Dubawi).

Morning View (North Light), a half sister to 2007 English St Leger winner Lucarno (Dynaformer) and Mi Anna (Lake Coniston), the dam of 2007 German 1000 Guineas winner Mi Emma (Silvano) were also among his first book as were stakes winning mares Protectress (Hector Protector), Vax Star (Petong) and Saint Ann (Geiger Counter).

Dick Turpin entered quarantine at Longstones Stud outside Newmarket last week and will arrive in Sydney next month before travelling cross-country to Western Australia.  He will stand for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.

Group 1 stallion leaves the English National Stud for the shuttle to Mungrup Stud