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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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The conditions favour Peeress and as she has had a trouble free preparation, I go for Peeress to be 'peerless'.
She has beaten Peeress the only time they met and she is favourite - I think that takes a bit of explaining," said Bell.
Stoute is a master at priming this kind of mare for an early-season assault and with the ground having turned in her favour due to recent rain, Peeress is hard to oppose in what appears to be a weak renewal.
Peeress proved far too smart for her rivals in last year's contest and confirmed herself to be a top-notch campaigner by lifting the Lockinge on her seasonal reappearance back in May.
Peeress made her move through horses inside the final quarter-mile and was not going to be denied despite Majors Cast's efforts.
Peeress (4-1) then stuck her neck out and battled all the way to the line to win by a length and three-quarters from Majors 7-1 shot was always in pole position.
With the rain-softened ground in her favour, Peeress will be hard to beat but I think the younger Jeremy looks a value option to sink his stable companion.
Cheveley Park managing director Chris Richardson believes underfoot conditions will play their part in the fortunes of Nannina and Peeress.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained 13-2 chance had got home by a length and a half from the unlucky Court Masterpiece, with Proclamation a neck back in third and Peeress a close fourth.
Royal Ascot takes centre stage this week and Sir Michael Stoute's Peeress is fancied to taking a starring role on day one by lifting the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile.
Peeress can lay claim to top older miler honours by beating the colts in the Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot.