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Pistol Pete cruises home in impressive style (JC Photos) 

The Tony Peter-trained Pistol Pete is the first ever runner of Buffalo Bill Cody, whose progeny are the subject of whispers around the training tracks and sales grounds, and he looks to be on track to become a top two-year-old.

The unbeaten Pistol Pete has been the subject of some rave reviews after his second start last Saturday.

Karel Miedema awarded him a 91 ability rating (AR) for that run, where he waltzed in by 6,25 lengths in a Juvenile Plate over 1000m at Turffontein Standside.

This can be compared to the same AR of 91 he gave to Lucky Lad and Sandringham Summit when they met each other on debut over 1160m in early March of their two-year-old season.

However, Lucky Lad put that mark well behind him in his next three starts, recording AR’s from Miedema of 111 for all of his Gr 3 Protea Stakes, Gr 2 WSB SA Nursery and Gr 1 Gold Medallion runs.

So Pistol Pete has a bit to do to be regarded in the same light.

The best AR awarded by Miedema for a two-year-old this season goes to the Justin Snaith-trained Vercingetorix colt Roman Agent, whom he gave a 96 AR for his win in the Listed WSB Summer Juvenile Stakes over 1100m on WSB Cape Town Met day.

The runner up in that race, Mike and Adam Azzie-trained What A Winter colt Winds Of Change scored an excellent 95 on his debut. He is a half-brother to Safe Passage and looks tio have a bright future.