Peters filly perfect in Burgess Queen

Ideal Image has maintained her unbeaten record for leading owner-breeder Bob Peters in the LR Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.

Peters won the Burgess Queen with Arcadia Rose in 2012 and his filly Arcadia Rose was beaten into fourth place as an even-money favourite in 2013.

Ideal Image (3f More Than Ready – Reflected Image by Bluebird) stormed home to defeat Prete A Partir by a short-head with the Peters owned filly Delicacy another length away third on Saturday.  She had won on debut at Belmont in September before beating older horses at Bunbury a fortnight ago.

“I was confident all along she was the best of our three runners,” Peters said.  “Three year-old fillies just can’t do what she did at Bunbury.”

Her dam Reflected Image finished third in the 1999 Burgess Queen Stakes before going on to win the G2 WA Oaks for Peters and his wife Sandra.  The mare had already foaled two stakes winners for the Perth couple including More Than Ready filly New Image (LR Belmont Oaks).

Ideal Image will now head to the G3 Champion Fillies (1600m) at Ascot on November 15.  She has a two year-old sister that Peters has just named Perfect Reflection.