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Versatile Peggy Joyce Looks For First Stakes Win

Posted Friday, Jun 28, 2013

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Peggy Joyce looks to impress in her first stakes try in the Grade 3 $100,000 Eatontown Stakes on Saturday. In her last race Peggy Joyce led most of the way as she won by two and a quarter lengths over Monmouth’s turf course. Trainer Edwin T. Broome thinks that Peggy Joyce will face a tougher field in Saturday’s mile and a sixteenth turf test, but is confident that she can handle the competition.

            “She’s doing well, but she’ll be facing some steep competition,” said Broome. “She usually goes to the front, but she’s versatile. She can take back if she needs to. Elvis (jockey Trujillo) is smart, he’ll be able to guide her.”

            A 4-year-old daughter of After Market, Peggy Joyce has won two and finished in the money in four of her six races on the turf at Monmouth, and Broome says that the move here from Gulfstream has revitalized his filly.

            “She really likes Monmouth better than Florida,” Broome said. “She’s been training better on the dirt here, and she just seems happier here.”

            Peggy Joyce will be breaking from post position three in a 10 horse field in Saturday’s Eatontown Stakes.


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