Son of Street Boss aims for G1 target after dominant victory

Strong Tramway Stakes performance elevates Pericles as Epsom contender

Pericles (Street Boss) continued his rise through the ranks with an impressive victory in the G2 Tramway Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 2 September.

A winner of the G2 Autumn Stakes at Sandown in February, Pericles returned from a spell to win at Rosehill two weeks ago before tackling Saturday’s 1,400m G2 feature.

Champion apprentice Zac Lloyd took the four-year-old straight to the lead and they dictated the pace to the home turn.

When Lloyd asked Pericles for a finishing effort in the straight, the gelding responded to kick clear to beat Skyman and the fast-finishing Hope In Your Heart.

Out of the English mare Accessories, Pericles has now won four races and been placed four times from 11 starts for prize money of $821,615.

Accessories has been a blue hen broodmare, the dam of G1 winners Epaulette and Helmet and Stakes winners Pearls and Bullbars. The mare also has a two-year-old colt (Lavalier) by Microphone and visited Ghaiyyath (IRE) last October.

Street Boss is the sire of recently retired Australian champion galloper Anamoe and now has 63 Stakes-race winners of 131 Stakes races worldwide.

Street Boss leads the stallion roster at Darley’s Northwood Park property in Victoria for a service fee of $66,000, including GST.