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2018 Missile Stakes Group 2 August 6 - Randwick

Pierata wins 2018 Missile Stakes Group 2 $200,000 at Randwick (NSW), 1200m.

2018 Missile Stakes Group 2 August 6 - Randwick

Pierata wins 2018 Missile Stakes Group 2 $200,000 at Randwick (NSW), 1200m.

Pierata winning the Missile Stakes
Pierata winning the Missile Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

Pierata Horseform , after being runner-up (to Kementari) in the Hobartville Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) and Randwick Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m), reversed the result here. Having his first run since March, he was smartly away before settling in fourth place (one out and one back). He moved up well to take the lead on passing the 200m and then held on to score a narrow but very good win.

Kementari Horseform  was a bit slow to move, settled back in sixth place, improved behind runners nearing the home turn, got into clear running at the 200m and ran on really well for a late-closing second, resuming here. He should be further improved by the outing.

The Monstar Horseform  showed his customary pace to lead and he led the field at a good tempo until the 200m and did really well in holding on to take the minor placing.

Lanciato Horseform  raced at the tail of the ten-horse field until reaching the 300m and then ran home very well for (1.5 lengths) fourth in a really smart, first-up effort in this weight-for-age sprint.

Showtime Horseform , also resuming here, was ridden quietly and settled back in seventh place. He improved (deep) nearing the home turn and then kept running on nicely for (3.4 lengths) fifth, albeit without threatening.
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