Sunday, 15 April 2012
: Unbeaten Lonhro colt Pierro reaffirmed his place as the best juvenile in Australasia with a dominant win in the G1 Inglis Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Photo by Racing and Sports
Extending his unbeaten record to five wins, Pierro
raced about five lengths off the leaders to the 500m with Black Caviar's previosly unbeaten half brother All Too Hard
on his tail.
However when asked to sprint Pierro showed his class the extend quickly and lave All Too Hard
behind as he raced past the leaders on his way to a dominant win in race record time, previously held by the great colt Luskin Star.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse purchased Pierro for $230,000 on behalf of owners Greg and Donna Kolivos at last year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
The colt was offered at that auction by Victoria's Musk Creek Farm after being pin-hooked by David Kobritz for $115,000 from the 2010 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.
Bred and sold as a weanling by Sheikh Mohammed's powerful Australian operation of Darley, Pierro is the second runner and first winner for the Daylami mare Miss Right Note.
A winner at Chantilly in France, Miss Right Note was imported to Australia and she won in Sydney prior to being retired to stud.
Miss Right Note is a half sister to the former champion Italian based galloper Laverock, by Lonhro's champion sire Octagonal and thus closely related to Pierro.
Pierro's third dam was a stakes winner at Newbury and his black type filled family include international stakes winners Flying Cloud, Captain Webb, Lady Meydan and Knight's Tour.
Pierro's earning now stand at $2,701,150.