Peeress Powers To Windsor Forest Win at Royal Ascot

Peeress, a 4-year-old daughter of Pivotal, experienced little difficulty in winning the $234,806 Windsor Forest Stakes (Eng-II) June 15 the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting over favorite Sundrop (by Sunday Silence) to make amends for her runner-up effort to that Japanese-bred filly in the June 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-III). Trained by Michael Stoute, English-bred Peeress took the lead with about 120 yards to go under Mick Kinane in the mile event and finished two lengths to the good for breeder/owner Cheveley Park Stud. She earned $136,187. Finishing third was Irish-bred Soviet Song (by Marju).

The Windsor Forest was the second career stakes win for Peeress, who took the May 13 Michael Seely Memorial Fillies Stakes in her 2005 debut. Pivotal stands at Cheveley Park near Newmarket, England.