Alfred Nobel filly Peace Mission (Ire) turned over well-backed Fastnet Rock favourite Gladly for an emphatic victory at Down Royal on Friday.
She asserted over a furlong out and stayed on strongly to score by more than three lengths in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden (1400m). The Thomas Mullins trained filly showed plenty of promise when belying odds of 66/1 to finish runner-up on debut at Gowran Park but failed to build on that effort at Leopardstown second-up on July 16.
“She made a good debut but boiled over last time – I don’t know what happened her,” winning jockey Gary Carroll said after the all-the-way win. “We put in ear plugs and she was a different filly today.”
Peace Mission (3f Alfred Nobel – Breach Of Peace by Royal Academy) holds an entry for the G3 Renaissance Stakes (1200m) at the Curragh on August 22. Her dam’s only other foal to race is Italian winner Terra Etnea (Excellent Art).
Mullins bought Peace Mission for 900 euros (AUD 1,285) at the 2013 Goffs yearling sale.
Alfred Nobel has 20 individual winners from his first two northern hemisphere crops and first WA crop. With six runners he will finish second on the WA First Season Sires List behind War Chant who has had 16 runners.
Alfred Nobel stands the coming season at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, for $4,500, plus GST. For enquiries or bookings call Troy van Heemst on 0439 951 111, Barry Farmer on 0417 974 282 or John Chalmers Bloodstock on 0418 948 604.