Boom! Pete Wins Again

HKJC WPE Listed Storm Bird Stakes

Turffontein trainer Tony Peter got the Classic Day feature action off to a dream start for favourite punters on Saturday when the undefeated Pistol Pete made it a perfect three when he went all the way to win the R200 000 HKJC World Pool Event 6 April Listed Storm Bird Stakes.

Pistol Pete and Calvin Habib register a comfortable victory ahead of Fire Attack and Diego De Gouveia (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Never under any pressure, Buffalo Bill Cody’s speedy son was too quick for his six opponents and went off at prohibitive odds of 1-4 to win his first stakes race.

Calvin Habib sat dead still and he simply extended to beat recent maiden winner Fire Attack 20-1 by 3,25 lengths in a time of 56,65 secs for the 1000m.

Mike de Kock’s handsome grey Greaterix (33-1) ran a nice third on debut, although he was 2,25 lengths off the runner-up.

Bred by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein, Pistol Pete was selected by owner Suzette Viljoen who paid R380 000 for him at the 2023 Cape Yearling Sale.

The colt is out of the five-time winning Tiger Ridge mare Oklahoma Sky and has now won 3 from 3 for stakes of R271 875.

His sire Buffalo Bill Cody showed tremendous ability as a racehorse, winning six of just ten starts and reeling off six wins from his first seven starts.

Buffalo Bill Cody is a son of triple Australian Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, whose sire sons include four times Australian Champion Snitzel, the hugely successful Not A Single Doubt, and top South African stallion Rafeef.

Pistol Pete looks ready to take on the other regional stars in the Gr1 Gold Medallion at Hollywoodbets Scottsville in June.

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