Gai Waterhouse declared right after the Breeders Plate in October that we had noticed the Golden Slipper winner in Pierro.
On Saturday at Rosehill, Pierro took yet another step in the direction of residing up to that with a outstanding return victory in the Team Two Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m).
A lot has occurred considering that Waterhouse made that assertion about Pierro on October one, with the champion coach producing eleven individual two-calendar year-old winners so much this season including Canonbury Stakes winner Raceway, Magic Hundreds of thousands winner Driefontein and Magic Thousands and thousands and Blue Diamond runner-up No Seeking Again.
Pierro ($ four.forty) was a notable drifter on course for the Silver Slipper (1100m) but overcame a tardy getaway to storm residence out extensive and defeat Gimcrack Stakes winner Hussousa ($ three.ten fav) by a size.
The pair cleared out from the rest of the discipline with Kyria ($ 21) one more 2-1/2 lengths away 3rd.
When asked after Saturday’s triumph in which Pierro now stood amongst her Golden Slipper potential customers, Waterhouse would not split the colt and the unbeaten Raceway.
“He is right up there. He and Raceway are the two dominant horses in the garden,” Waterhouse explained, including that Driefontein and No Searching Back could not be discounted possibly.
Waterhouse will continue to split up her talented crop of kids in the lead-up to the $ 3.five million Golden Slipper on April seven, with more than a handful of two-yr-olds being aimed toward the attribute.
“I’ll preserve them apart until the Golden Slipper and they can battle it out then,” Waterhouse explained.
Pierro was compelled to settle again in the area after currently being slowly and gradually away but when Nash Rawiller urged him alongside on straightening the colt allow down strongly to reel in Hussousa.
Rawiller is nevertheless to be locked in to a Slipper experience but explained it would be out of No Hunting Again and Pierro.
“He’s a lovely horse and I have received a huge viewpoint of him for the future,” Rawiller explained.
“I imagined he could not have been any much better these days. But in expressing that in the up coming three to 4 weeks he is received to consider it to one more level.
“I assumed it was a great trial for the Slipper.”
Patinack Farm’s head coach John Thompson was delighted with the performance of Hussousa with jockey Hugh Bowman indicating to him that the filly was not a hundred per cent at ease on the moist track.
“I am quite happy and she’ll go to the Reisling in 3 weeks,” Thompson explained.
“Hugh tried using to support her out but had it been a dry track she would have set five lengths on them when she let down. I’ve even now acquired the blinkers up my sleeve.”
Grahame Begg, trainer of Kyria, believes 1100 and 1200m races might show as well sharp for the filly but will progress to the Sweet Embrace Stakes ahead of identifying regardless of whether to go to the Slipper or wait around for the lengthier functions.