Trainer Gerald Ryan collected the quinella in the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben today when Peace Force finished too strongly to down stablemate Solicit by a head.
The same margins separated the two mares when they meet last start with the honours going to Solicit who beat Peace Force in the Group 3 $150,000 The 2015 Darley Crown (1300m) at Rosehill on May 9.
Winning jockey Timothy Bell had Peace Force ($8) settled in the second half of the field and the top Brisbane jockey brought her to the outside of the pack to make her run in the straight.
The Bernardini mare sprinted quickly and was able to hold out Solicit ($7.50) who snuck up along the fence after she was given a lovely ride by Tye Angland in third and fourth spot during the race.
The outsider of the field Tukiyo ($71) almost caused a major boilover and after racing on the pace for Ric McMahon, battled on well in the straight to hold onto third spot.
Favourite I’ve Got The Looks ($2.90) was heading for a hat trick of wins but after having a wide run back in the field could only make a short lived burst before fading to miss a place.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained mare had won her last starts in Queensland with victories in the Listed $150,000 Better Than Ready Silk Stocking (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Anzac Day and the Listed $100,000 Designline Graphics Juanmo Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on May 9.
Peace Force and Solicit are now likely to go onto the Group 2 $300,000 Best Security Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on June 6 before heading to the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Club Tiara (1400m) at the Gold Coast a fortnight later.