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Peace Charter

Peace Charter ran better than her finishing position suggests in the Group 3 Fillies Trial. Colin Keane dropped her in early on from her wide draw, 15 of 15, and got his position on the inside rail. Second last as they made the short run to the end of the back straight, and along the inside, the Juddmonte filly travelled well into the home straight, but she had a wall of horses in front of her when they straightened up. Her rider had to sit and suffer and wait for the gaps. She was the only filly who was still on the bridle as they raced inside the two-furlong marker. Still only 13th or 14th passing the furlong pole, she eventually got a gap and she picked up smartly through it. She ran on to finish fifth in the end, leaving the impression that she had plenty of energy left.

Ger Lyons’ filly was a smart filly last season. She won on her racecourse debut at Naas, beating subsequent Moyglare Stud Stakes third and Saturday’s Irish 1000 Guineas third So Wonderful into second place, and she progressed from there. She ran two good races in defeat subsequently, finishing placed in Group 3 and Group 2 contests, and you can easily forgive her her final run at Naas, as she returned lame. A daughter of War Front out of a quadruple Grade 1 winner in America over distances from a mile to 10 furlongs, she could improve again now. Raced exclusively over six furlongs last season, it appeared as if she got this seven-furlong trip well.

Leopardstown, 9th June 2020