Alfred Nobel filly Peace Prize showed a willing attitude to see off her rivals in the Princess Bella Hcp (2000m) at Nottingham on Wednesday.
Peace Prize (3f Alfred Nobel – Applaud by Rahy) was starting for the first time under handicap conditions following three earlier attempts in Kempton Park maidens over shorter trips. “She’s our first runner on turf and our first winner of the season so it’s nice to get off the mark,” trainer Hugo Palmer said. “She has a lovely page and it was a great job by the team.”
Palmer is a young trainer on rise and he bought Peace Prize for 30,000 pounds (AUD 58,090) at the 2013 Doncaster yearling sale. Her half-sister Jazz Jam (Pivotal) won the LR Masaka Stakes and their USA bred dam Applaud won the G3 Cherry Hinton Stakes.
Palmer prepares the bay filly at Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket. Before starting out on his own, he worked at Cheveley Park and Highclere Stud as well as an Australian stint with Gai Waterhouse in 2009.
Kremlin Cottage sent out winners at the Glorious Goodwood, York Ebor & Doncaster St Leger meetings in 2013 and the stakes winners New Providence, Aktabantay & Audacia in 2014.
Alfred Nobel (Ire) stands at Lynward Park in Bullsbrook and there have been 11 individual winners from his first northern hemisphere crop. In Western Australia, his initial two year-olds include stakes performers Showy Chloe & Dickey and city placegetters Danerip’s Girl & Regal Gleam.
Lynward Park Stud owner Ted van Heemst purchased Alfred Nobel outright last month. The Group 1 winning son of Danehill Dancer had previous shuttled out here under an arrangement with Coolmore Stud.