Group 1 Next for Dundeel's Truly Great

Mark Smith - Saturday November 14

A rare heavy track at Ascot was not enough to halt the 4-start winning streak of the Dundeel gelding Truly Great in Saturday’s Group III RJ Peters Stakes (1500m).

Ridden by Chris Parnham for Grant and Alana Williams, Truly Great came with a sweeping run from back in the field to overpower Flow (Street Cry) by one and a half lengths with Moschard (Moshe) the same distance back in third.

It was a successful debut at stakes level for the 5yo gelding who has been working his way through his classes.

Next Saturday’s Group 1 Railway Stakes beckons for the first crop son of Dundeel.

A half-brother to the Group II Western Australian Oaks winner Special Alert (Not A Single Doubt) the Bob Peters homebred advances his record to ix wins and two seconds from 10 starts with earnings of $265,125.

Truly Great is one of four winners from as many runners out of Truly Special (Jeune) who is a sister to stakes-placed Jeune's Reign out of the SAJC Morphettville Guineas winner Reigning Belle (Military Plume).

Truly Great becomes the 13th stakes-winner for Arrowfield Studs Dundeel.  


Race Result - R.J. Peters Stakes Gr3 1500m

Ascot Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:33.38
Truly Great
T: G & A Williams J: Chris Parnham 54
5g Dundeel (NZ) x Truly Special (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
T: Martin Allan J: Mitchell Pateman 58
7g Street Cry (IRE) x Glissade (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: Luke Fernie J: Ms K Yuill 54
6g Moshe (AUS) x Chardes (AUS) (Kenvain (AUS))
The Fugazi
T: C & M Gangemi J: S Mc Gruddy 54
5g Sebring (AUS) x Drive On (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: N D Parnham J: B Parnham 56.5
6g Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Nonsuch Way (IRE) (Verglas (IRE))
True Attraction
T: A G Durrant J: C Johnston-Porter 54
5g More Than Ready (USA) x Significant (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Media Baron
T: D R Harrison J: P Harvey 56
6g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Silentium (AUS) (Fimiston (AUS))
Eleven Seconds
T: C & M Gangemi J: S O'Donnell 54
9g Encosta De Lago (AUS) x Starspangled (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $250,000
V:Ascot Farm
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Gangemi Racing
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