Pierro Possible 2012 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Starter

April 10th, 2012

Pierro is a possibility to run in the AJC Sires Produce Stakes at Royal Randwick racecourse this Saturday April 14, 2012, after his Golden Slipper win.

The two-year-old colt won the $3.5 million Golden Slipper last weekend and is nominated for a run in the 2012 AJC Sires Produce Stakes.

Should he run, Pierro would have to come up against All Too Hard, who did not run in the Golden Slipper in favour of an AJC Sires Produce Stakes 2012 start.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse’s stable representative Mark Newman said a final decision would be made before final acceptances are taken tomorrow.

“They will probably do some light exercise (this morning),” Newnham said.

“Gai is still undecided about the Sires.

“The acceptances aren’t until Wednesday and I’d say she will wait for as late as possible before making a final decision.”

Pierro is currently unbeaten over all of his four race starts and has earned close to $2.4 million in prize money.

The Lonhro colt was purchased for $230,000 from the 2011 Gold Coast Yearling Sale and is now one of the most promising young stallion prospects in Australia.

Jockey Nash Rawiller is neither here nor there when it comes to giving Pierro a seven day back-up for the 2012 ATC Sires Produce Stakes.

You don’t pull up after a race like that and not feel the effect of it,” he said. “I was actually happier with the way he went past the line and pulled up than the start before.

“He just seemed so much fitter and on the job (Saturday), which he had to be to do what he did.

“I wouldn’t have a problem with him backing up but I also understand there is so much you can do as a three-year-old too, there is no real need for him to keep going now, he has done it.”

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