Positive Peace continues winning streak

Becomes 45th stakes winner for late stallion Stratum.

POSITIVE PEACE winning the Jim Beam Emancipation Stakes
POSITIVE PEACE winning the Jim Beam Emancipation Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

The Bjorn Baker-trained Positive Peace (4 f ex Warpath by Reset) landed the Emancipation Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) at Rosehill, becoming the late Widden Stud stallion Stratum's (Redoute's Choice) 45th stakes winner. 

The four-year-old filly came into the race having won her four previous starts and she made it an impressive five when she beat Noire (Foxwedge) by just over a length with another half a length back to Amangiri (All Too Hard) in third. 

"It's great to get that win. I'm thrilled," said Baker. 

"She just keeps stepping up and she's in great order."

A tilt at the Coolmore Legacy (Gr 1, 1600m) will be considered for Positive Peace who is owned by Steve Gillard. 

Purchased by Bjorn Baker and Blandford Bloodstock for $260,000 at the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of her breeder Kia Ora Stud, Positive Peace is out of Listed-winning Reset (Zabeel) mare Warpath making her a sister to stakes-placed Alkaashef and a half-sister to Group 3-placed Rotator (Not A Single Doubt). 

Warpath herself is a half-sister to Limerock (Charge Forward) - the dam of Group 3 winner Limestone (Helmet). 

The filly's third dam is Te Kani (Northern Dancer), who produced Listed winner The Key Rainbow (Rainbow Quest) and Listed-placed Tedarshana (Darshaan), who in turn foaled Listed scorer Honoria (Sadler's Wells) - the dam of fellow Listed winner Maximova (Danehill Dancer). 

Te Kani is also the grandam Group 2 winner Wade Giles (Azamour) and Listed-winning duo Final Copy (Malibu Moon) and Original Script (Malibu Moon), with the latter the dam of Listed winner Bold Script (Speightstown). 

Warpath was covered last October by So You Think (High Chaparral) after missing to Russian Revolution (Snitzel). She has a yearling filly by Your Song (Fastnet Rock) who was bought for $70,000 at this year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale by Matt Dale.

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