Peach Tree is well on her way to becoming Bel Esprit’s 10th stakes winners after easily defeating a smart lineup in the Westspeed 3YO Handicap over 1300m at Belmont yesterday (26 June).
The filly bombed the start and was some seven lengths off the pace turning for home, but speared through along the rails to score an impressive win.
Trainer Mark Reed said after the race: “That was probably her best win. She missed the start and hit the line brilliantly. She will head to the Belmont Oaks next week.”
Out of the Naturalism mare, Georgia and bred by Barree Stud in Victoria,
Peach Tree has now won three of 12 outings with another six placings and $113,000 in stakes.
Three starts back she was beaten a long neck at stakes level and the Belmont Oaks appears to be right up her alley.