Pierro Bids For Record Breaking Win

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Pierro won the George Ryder at his most recent start. Picture: Mark Evans/dailytelegraph.com.au
Star colt Pierro  can race into equine immortality by winning the $2 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick on Saturday. With last year’s winner More Joyous not accepting for the race, weights were raced 1kg meaning the Gai Waterhouse trained star will have to carry 57kg and give weight to all but two of his rivals. Three year-olds have a good record in the event having won six of the past fourteen renewals, but the most that any three year-old has carried to victory was the 56kg that Tontonan lugged in 1974.

The classic generation has reigned supreme in the autumn, with Fiveandahalfstar and All Too Hard already scoring big race wins against their elders. Norzita  is the only filly in the race and comes into this dropping back in trip from 2000m following her win in the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes, while Sacred Falls  is the other three year old lining up, having finished second to It’s A Dundeel in the Rosehill Guineas last time out.

Five time Group One winner and 2012 runner-up Shoot Out  will wear the number one saddlecloth as he bids to give trainer Chris Waller his third win in the race since 2008, while Appearance  is another leading chance having already won the Coolmore and Queen Of The Turf at the top level during this preparation.

 

No.

Horse

Barrier

Jockey

Trainer

Weight

Price

1

Shoot Out

10

Hugh Bowman

Chris Waller

58kg

2

Pierro

4

Nash Rawiller

Gai Waterhouse

57kg

3

Glass Harmonium

9

Steven Arnold

Mike Moroney

57kg

4

Veyron

3

Rogan Norvall

Linda Laing

56.5kg

5

Danleigh

15

Jim Cassidy

Chris Waller

56kg

6

Happy Trails

14

Glyn Schofield

Paul Beshara

56kg

7

Ethiopia

8

Rhys McLeod

Pat Carey

55.5kg

8

Secret Admirer

19

Blake Shinn

Graham Begg

54.5kg

9

Solzhenitsyn

2

Damian Browne

Rob Heathcote

54.5kg

10

Lamasery

11

Kathy O’Hara

David Vandyke

54kg

11

Appearance

13

Kerrin McEvoy

Guy Walter

53.5kg

12

Red Tracer

21

Corey Brown

Chris Waller

53.5kg

13

Streama

18

Glen Boss

Guy Walter

53.5kg

14

Norzita

17

Craig Williams

Bart Cummings

53kg

15

Monton

20

Christian Reith

Ron Quinton

53kg

16

Alma’s Fury

12

Brenton Avdulla

Paul Murray

53kg

17

Fontelina

16

Peter Robl

Anthony Cummings

53kg

18

Sacred Falls

6

Tommy Berry

Chris Waller

53kg

19

Lightinthenite

7

Craig Newitt

John O’Shea

53kg

20

Aeronautical

1

Nathan Berry

Lionel Cohen

53kg

21 (E)

Strike The Stars

5

 

Anthony Cummings

53kg

 

 

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