October 24, 2020 6:11 pm. Optimistic Peace has relished the heavy circumstances at Randwick to put up one other stakes victory.
Optimistic Peace has continued coach Bjorn Baker’s profitable Sydney carnival by taking out the Group Three Nivison at Randwick.
The five-year-old Stratum mare began at $16 and proved too elegant, beating Wandabaa ($5.50 equal fav) by a neck with Godolphin’s Athiri ($6) an additional 1-1/four lengths away.
Regardless of the sharp drop again in distance to 1200m from the mile final day out, Baker was stunned to see Optimistic Peace soar at such a big quote.
“Tremendous outcome, she’s a category mare,” Baker stated.
“She’d gained eight of 20, she’s gained a Group Two on a moist observe. I couldn’t consider the worth immediately, not that I fear about that.
“I don’t know what occurred final time however the crew have modified just a few issues again from the mile and it’s been an excellent job.”
All issues being equal, Baker will purpose Optimistic Peace in direction of the Group Two Scorching Danish Stakes (1200m) on November 7 at Rosehill.
“There’s a fairly good $500,000 race in two weeks and I’ll attempt to maintain Josh (Parr) on,” he stated.
Parr confirmed early intent to go ahead on Optimistic Peace and stalk the chief Candy Deal and the aggressive ways proved the distinction.
“I used to be very eager to be constructive on her, particularly coming from the 1600 metres to the 1200 metres,” Parr stated.
“I wanted her health to be her finest asset. Racing on pace was important.
“We obtained a pleasant clear run, good clear air and he or she was good.”