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.
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.”
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.
likes Monmouth better than Florida,”
Broome said. “She’s been training better on the dirt here, and she just seems
will be breaking from post position three in a 10 horse field in Saturday’s