Another Alfred Nobel Win
Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel continued an impressive English winning run when Peace Prize took the Tamdown Handicap (10 furlongs) at Newmarket on Friday (June 19) to gain the second win from her past three starts.
Peace Prize had won the Princess Bella Handicap (10 furlongs) at Nottingham on April 8 then ran fourth to Life Less Ordinary in the Ladbrokes Handicap (11 1/2 furlongs) at Windsor on May 11.
Jockey Harry Bentley held Peace Prize, an 8/1 chance, back in the field at Newmarket and the three-year-old finished strongly to beat Polarisation (4/1) by a length. The 7/2 favourite, Soluble, was a further three lengths away in third place.
Peace Prize is prepared by young trainer Hugo Palmer at Kremlin Cottage Stables in the heart of Newmarket, the headquarters of UK racing. Palmer spent time with Gai Waterhouse in Sydney before branching out on his own.
“Peace Prize is in really good form and should have run second at Windsor,” Palmer wrote on his stable blog.
Peace Prize’s win came just 24 hours after another Alfred Nobel filly, Honeysuckle Lil, won the Waltham-On-The-Wolds Handicap (six furlongs) at Leicester. Honeysuckle Lil had won the Michael Padley Memorial (six furlongs) at Ripon at her previous start.
Alfred Nobel, standing the coming season at $4,950, including GST, has 17 individual winners and 16 individual place getters from his first two northern hemisphere crops and initial southern hemisphere crop.
With just six runners he is the current leading WA First Season Sire and sits fourth on the Australian First Season Sires Premiership behind Hinchinbrook, who stands for $16,500 and has had 21 runners, the ill-fated Beneteau, who has had 22 runners, and Star Witness, who stands for $22,000 and has had 28 runners.