Blueblood mare Peggie’s Choice upheld the family tradition when she won in a canter at Bunbury on Thursday. The younger sister to Miss Andretti appreciated the quick sectionals in front and then coasted to a three length victory in the Bundy Tent Bunbury Cup Day Maiden (1200m).
Peggie’s Choice has come back without any apparent problems after being sidelined for over a year. She is a homebred for south-west couple Keith and Peggie Beauglehole and is the fourth winner from four to race for Peggie’s Bid.
Peggie’s Bid (Marooned) retired without racing and Peg sent the mare to her cousin Ray Cochrane who stood Ihtiram at Wayandah Stud.
Miss Andretti was the result and she claimed every sprint worth winning on the way to Australian Horse of the Year honours. Her first foal by Exceed And Excel sold to Lee Freedman for $460,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions last month.
Peggie’s Choice is trained by Bruce Watkins and he also prepared Peggie’s Bid’s next foal Charlie Beau (Ihtiram) who won six sprints in Perth and was G2 placed in the Winterbottom Stakes. Tragically, he died when being unloaded from a float two years ago.
The following year, Peggie’s Bid produced Danny Beau (Zedrich) and, despite being a day-to-day proposition, won 9 races including the G3 Colonel Reeves Stakes at Ascot.
Peggie’s Bid has an unraced 2yo colt named Billy Beau (Ihtiram) and a filly foal by Mungrup Stud sire Oratorio (Ire).