Animal Kingdom's Peaceful State Brave in Adelaide Guineas
Mark Smith - Saturday May 12

Winner of the Listed Nitschke Stakes a fortnight back, Peaceful State rewarded his supporters again in Saturday's $150,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) although the finish may have been a little too close for comfort.

Sent off an odds-on chance under John Allen, the Darren Weir-trained colt was caught wide and a long way back coming to the home turn.

While he had to chase down the free-wheeling Sircconi, Peaceful State came under attack from the Tony McEvoy-trained Over Exposure who got within a long-head with Sircconi a half-head back in third.

Weir said the future program for Peaceful State was not set in stone although he did not rule out a trip to Brisbane with the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) an option.

"Travelling into the straight I thought he was really going to let go but the leader (Sircconi) gave a good kick and the second horse (Over Exposure) was really brave as well," Weir told

"Good horses seem to be able to get the job done and I think he's a good horse.

"Going forward I'm not sure what to do but I think he'll get over a bit further at some stage, whether we head to Queensland next I'm not really sure either."

Runner-up in the Group 1 VRC Australian Guineas and Group II MRC Sandown Guineas, Peaceful State advances his record to 4 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 9 starts with earnings of $431,075.

A homebred for Katsumi Yoshida, the son of Animal Kingdom is a half-brother to Australian Horse Of The Year, 7-time Group 1 winner Weekend Hussler.

He is the sixth and final foal of the Helissio mare Weekend Beauty who is a half-sister to the Group III winners Phantom Chief and Saturday Fever out of the Group III winner and multiple Group 1 placed Not On Friday (At Talaq).

Weekend Beauty is also the dam of Talaq Dancer (Black Hawk) who is the dam of Group 1 Toorak Handicap winner Lucky Hussler.

Kentucky Derby hero Animal Kingdom (USA) (pictured) will not be returning to Arrowfield Stud in 2018.

Adl Galvanising Adelaide Gneas LR 1600m
Morphettville Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:37.37
Peaceful State
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 57.5
3c Animal Kingdom (USA) x Weekend Beauty (AUS) (Helissio (FR))
Over Exposure
T: Tony McEvoy J: Jamie Kah 57.5
3g Rothesay (AUS) x Show A Princess (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $75,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L $75,000
T: P Morgan J: S Baster 57.5
3c Nicconi (AUS) x On Credit (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: P Morgan $80,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $25,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Inglis As Agent $25,000
Black And Tan
T: J F Moloney J: Jordan Childs 55.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x A Quiet Shandy (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Prime Thoroughbreds $70,000
Danger Deal
T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop 57.5
3g Rebel Raider (AUS) x Queen's Kiss (AUS) (French Deputy (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Mill Park Meningie SA
B: Macdonald Gluyas Racing $70,000
Skillful Steps
T: R R Jolly J: P Gatt 57.5
3g Al Maher (AUS) x Step Up Lady (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $16,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: R Jolly $16,000
T: G V Richards J: J Bowditch 57.5
3g Myboycharlie (IRE) x Balmarossa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $47,500
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds Euroa Vic
B: Gordon Richards Racing $47,500
MM National Weanling Sale General Session $24,000
V:Eliza Park International Kerrie Vic
B: Magic Millions As Agent $24,000
Smooth Landing
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Damian Lane 55.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Airways (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge Scone NSW
B: Whitby Bloodstock/Kitchwin Hills $270,000
Debt Collector
T: S G Padman J: D Dunn 57.5
3g Time Thief (AUS) x Makmore (AUS) (Dieu D'Or (AUS))
T: Ryan Balfour J: Damien Thornton 57.5
3g Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Sorenstam (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $62,500
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: R Balfour $62,500
T: Ryan Balfour J: L G Innes 57.5
3g Rebel Raider (AUS) x Languid (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Mill Park Meningie SA
B: David Raphael $30,000
Waltzing Wodka
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Polska (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L $100,000
Bene Fortuna
T: Ms R Day J: Ms K Bishop 55.5
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Fortunato (AUS) (Helissio (FR))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $62,500
V:Emirates Park Murrurundi NSW
B: Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA) $62,500