A Big Week For Pierro

Coolmore stallion Pierro ended his super Flemington carnival with his fifth stakes winner when Kentucky Breeze took out the Listed Emirates Airline Handicap

A Big Week For Pierro

Coolmore stallion Pierro ended his super Flemington carnival with his fifth stakes winner when Kentucky Breeze took out the Listed Emirates Airline Handicap

Fellow Pierro 3YO Levendi Horseform had won the opening race at Flemington on Derby Day before the top filly Pinot Horseform became his first G1 winner in the VRC Oaks last Thursday.

Kentucky Breeze Horseform (Pierro x Tahni Girl) kept his unbeaten record intact, winning his second career start for trainer Levi Kavanagh.

Pierro Picture:Coolmore Stud

Kavanagh bought the 3YO at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale for $105,000.

Pierro was champion first season sire in Australia by earnings last season.

Kavanagh said the decision to geld the unbeaten Kentucky Breeze was helping the promising three-year-old fulfil his potential.

"He was a mad colt at the time so I took him back to our farm, ended up gelding him and he relaxed really nicely," Kavanagh said.

Makfi colt Run Naan continued trainer Tony McEvoy’s early season two-year-old success with an impressive win in the G3 Maribyrnong Stakes at Flemington.

Run Naan Horseform (Makfi x Raneen by Perfectly Ready), winner of his first start at Bendigo, hails from a family his owner-breeder Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum has experienced significant success with.

Stablemate Roobeena (Exceed And Excel), from the same family as Run Naan, finished second in last Tuesday’s G3 Ottawa Stakes at Flemington.

Run Naan
Run Naan Picture:Racing and Sports

Run Naan defeated Encryption (Lonhro) with Belzella third. Belzella is also trained by McEvoy, who won last year’s Maribyrnong Plate with Aspect (Pluck).

Run Naan is the first named foal out of Raneen, a half-sister to dual South African G1 winner Rumya (Red Ransom) and G2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner Badawiya (Al Maher).

Run Naan’s third dam is the unraced Felicitation (Danehill), the second dam of Listed winner Raihana (Elusive Quality) and the G3 winner Rageese (Street Cry).

His fourth dam is the champion mare Emancipation (Bletchingly).

Raneen has a yearling filly by Zoffany who was sold for $5500 at the Australian Weanling Sale earlier this year.

Makfi, the sire of 20 individual stakes winners, was sold last year sold to stand in Japan for the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association.

Al Maher’s progeny dominated the feature races at the Ascot meeting in Perth on Saturday.

Silverstream (Al Maher x Speedy Bell) won the G2 Lee Steere Stakes while Money Maher ( Al Maher x Treasury Notes) took out the Listed Fairetha Stakes.

SIlverstream Horseform, a $320,000 Australian Easter Yearling Sale buy by Belmont Bloodstock, had won the G3 Northerly Stakes at his previous start.

Co-owner Bob Peters confirmed that the mare was likely to head to the G1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 25.

“The Railway is the way she is going to go now. She had a go at the mares last year. She is six now and hasn’t got long to go, so we will have a try.”

Money Maher Horseform announced himself as a contender for the 3YO features at Perth carnival with his third victory from his past four starts.

Money Maher’s trainers Daniel and Ben Pearce paid $58,000 for the 3YO at the 2016 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Money Maher provided Al Maher with his 34th stakes winner. The colt was third in the G2 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes as a juvenile.

Hard Spun 4YO Gatting returned to form when the Darren McAuliffe-trained gelding won the Listed Ascot Gold Cup.

Gatting Horseform (Hard Spun x Stubborn by Lonhro) was back to the form that saw him win the G2 WATC Derby at Ascot in April.

Gatting will now head towards the $1 million Railway Stakes at Ascot.

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