SINGAPORE - Trainer Michael Freedman's talented galloper Peace No War lit up the training track on Tuesday with a fine piece of work.
Taken out by Manoel Nunes and not out to break any records, he ran the 600m in a leisurely 40.6sec. Word from trackside was that he was striding out well all the way.
Already a two-time winner, he has been off the scene for five weeks and seems to have relished that break.
Peace No War was a debut winner in April this year, beating Rikioh over the 1,200m on the turf. For what's it's worth, Rikioh was a stylish winner last week.
Carrying confidence in his next start, he was unplaced in a bump and grind race which was taken by War Affair. However, Peace No War came back stronger than ever to beat Perfect Charger by ½ length - again over the 1,200m.
He was far from disgraced in his last start when third behind the very-talented pair of War Affair and Desert Fox in the $200,000 Juvenile Championship.
By War Pass, the three-year-old tackles a smart Class 4 Division 2 field over the turf on Friday. His rivals include Green Tracer, Faretti and last-start winner Hypernova. However, and to his credit, Peace No War has been working with gusto and should give a good account of himself in this 1,200m sprint over the short course.