Peeping Brother Wins $400,000 Scone Guineas
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 13 May 2017
A $475,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Newhaven Park draft, royally bred Redoute's Choice colt France claimed the scalp of dual Group I winner Prized Icon at Scone on Saturday when scoring a scintillating last to first win in the $400,000 Inglis Scone Guineas.

France wins the Scone GuineasHe was one of two runners in the race for Peter and Paul Snowden, who were expecting more of their other horse Calanda.

"On what they do at home you wouldn't think France could beat Calanda," Paul Snowden said.

"But I said to the owners he'll run a lot better than people think.

"He was given a nice soft run out the back and Tye followed the two favourites. Hugh was following Glyn (Schofield) and he was on the back of them.

"Probably the better horses have fought out the finish."

While Calanda was somewhat unlucky in the straight and finished out of the placings, France (image Steve Hart ) swooped down the outside for Tye Angland to claim victory with an explosive burst of pace.

"The speed was on," Angland said. "I didn't want to be that far back but it's just the way the race panned out.

"I thought I had them covered but he's a bit casual, things were happening in front of him, they stepped out in front of him then he wanted to get in.

"It was a super win."

France as a yearlingNow headed to Brisbane for the Group II BRC Queensland Guineas next month, France has two wins and two seconds from six starts with prizemoney of $295,950. He is raced by a syndicate that includes Newgate Farm, his breeder John Kelly and the China Horse Club in whose colours he runs.

The colt is a full brother to Newhaven Park's former star mare Peeping, who won the Group I ATC Coolmore Classic last year before tragically losing her life to colic.

France is the second living foal and second winner for Group II winning Encosta de Lago mare Miss Marielle, whose current yearling, a colt by Sebring was passed in at Inglis Easter this year.

She has a weanling filly by Medaglia D'Oro (USA) and is back in foal to the Darley shuttler.

Race 5 - Inglis 3yo Guineas - 1400m
Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:23.40. Sectional Time: 0:34.65 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $400,000 - 1st: $230,000 2nd: $76,000 3rd: $37,000.
 1   France T: P and P Snowden J: T Angland
3c   Redoute's Choice x Miss Marielle (Encosta De Lago )
Not Offered
 2 0.1 Prized Icon T: James Cummings J: G Schofield
3c   More Than Ready (USA) x Tropical Affair (Danehill (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 0.9 Spright T: G L Frazer J: J Ford
3f   Hinchinbrook x Dashoff (Dash For Cash )
Not Offered
 4 1.6 Just Dreaming T: K A Lees J: C Reith
3f   Snitzel x Royal Commands (Commands )
 5 2.0 Thaad T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry
3g   Smart Missile x Uneasy (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 6 2.1 Calanda T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman
3g   Snitzel x Speedy Bell (Brocco (USA) )
 7 2.5 Critical Thinking T: Brent Stanley J: M J Dee
3g   So You Think (NZ) x Professionelle (NZ) (Centaine )
 8 2.9 Barbass T: Cameron Crockett J: R Thompson
3g   Benfica x Misasio (Strategic )
 9 3.0 Salsonic T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara
3g   Hinchinbrook x Salsify (Grand Lodge (USA) )
 10 3.4 Our Belisa T: John Thompson J: B McDougall
3f   Lope De Vega (IRE) x Saltator (Testa Rossa )
 11 3.9 Dalmatia Prince T: T S Howlett J: K S Latham
3c   Denman x Pagan Princess (Bite The Bullet (USA) )
 12 4.4 Ubatuba T: Bjorn Baker J: G M Ryan
3c   Lope De Vega (IRE) x Loving New (BRZ) (Choctaw Ridge (USA) )
 13 8.1 Dreamnomore T: R P Northam J: A Adkins
3f   Dreamscape x Someday Somehow (Statue Of Liberty (USA) )
 14 8.2 Crown Him T: A and E Cummings J: Tim Clark
3g   Casino Prince x Ambitious Princess (NZ) (Savabeel )
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