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Million Dollar Filly Set For Debut
James Cummings will take the covers off valuable filly Peaceful Sea when she makes her debut in an 1100 metre 2YO fillies maiden at Canterbury today. By Fastnet Rock out of the US-bred Kingmambo mare Candlelight, Peaceful Sea was purchased by Coolmore for $1.75 million at last year's Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe Stud. Peaceful Sea's second dam is the Gr1 Kentucky Oaks & Gr1 Santa Anita Oaks placed Bright Candles (El Gran Senor), dam of deceased dual Gr1-winning stallion Grand Slam (Gone West). Peaceful Sea, to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, has been tuned for her first-time assignment with two barrier trial victories, the latest an impressive 2-length win at Randwick on 6 May over 1050m. However, Peaceful Sea is unlikely to have an easy time on debut with several well bred fillies set to oppose her, including Godolphin filly Deipara (by Lonhro out of Gr1 winner Divine Madonna), and Blowing Kisses (by Redoute's Choice out of Gr1 Queensland Oaks & Gr1 Coolmore Classic winner Eskimo Queen).