Autumn and Spring Stakes Plans for Pierro Stayer

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 23

Winner of the Listed VRC St Leger last year after finishing fifth in the Group I ATC Australian Derby won by Quick Thinker, promising Pierro stayer Sacramento showed his class with a dominant front running win at Randwick on Saturday putting the spotlight on his half-brother headed to Inglis Classic.

Sacramento wins at Randwick - image Steve Hart

Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Sacramento controlled the 2000m Benchmark 88  race throughout for Sam Clipperton, coasting home to win by two and a quarter lengths.

Sacramento won as he pleased taking his overall record to five wins and three placings from 15 starts with prizemoney topping $300,000.



Bott indicated the immediate plans for Sacramento were aimed towards working through his grades before an assault on bigger races in the spring.

Pierro had his first Melbourne Cup runner last year when progressive stayer Persan ran a bold fifth to Twilight Payment after winning the Group III VRC Bart Cummings, so connections may well see Sacramento chase a similar path.

“I don’t know how far we will test him and throw him in the deep end this campaign because we want to set him up for the spring,” Bott said.

“He is a talented stayer. It’s all about building confidence with him, building strength. He is still learning to stay and still improving.”

A $160,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Supreme Thoroughbreds draft for Paul Moroney Bloodstock, Sacramento was bred by highly successful Victorian breeder Robert Crabtree.

He is the second foal and first winner for Group III winning Redoute’s Choice mare Alzora, who was effective up to 2000 metres and her second dam is by Sadler’s Wells giving Sacramento a 4 x 4 double cross of the legendary sire.

Alzora has a yearling colt by Almanzor (Fr) that will be offered at Inglis Classic as Lot 453 by Bhima Thoroughbreds as agent for Dorrington Park.




Race Result - Heineken (Bm88) 2000m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 2:01.82
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Clipperton 57
4g Pierro (AUS) x Alzora (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
New Arrangement
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 57
5g New Approach (IRE) x Sooraah (GB) (Dubawi (IRE))
Kiss The Bride
T: Bjorn Baker J: J Parr 58
5g Savabeel (AUS) x I Do (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock
Mr Marathon Man
T: Richard Litt J: J Bowman 59.5
7g So You Think (NZ) x Marie Des Fleurs (FR) (Smart Strike (CAN))
California Longbow
T: P & P Snowden J: Rachel King 52
5g Pierro (AUS) x Sarasota (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Asian Bloodstock Services
On The White Turf
T: R & M Freedman J: Tim Clark 54
5m Savabeel (AUS) x Pins On Ice (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Poulton Le Sands
T: A J Denham J: J Ford 52.5
5g Camelot (GB) x Morecambe Bay (AUS) (Diatribe (AUS))
Aqua D'Ivina
T: Matthew Smith J: Ms K O'Hara 55
6m Pierro (AUS) x Aqua D'Amore (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Mystery Downs
T: C J Waller J: K Mc Evoy 54.5
5g Dubawi (IRE) x Vow (GB) (Motivator (GB))
T: G Portelli J: R Dolan 52.5
5g Pierro (AUS) x Sookie (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Hallmark Stud
B: Laurel Oak Bloodstock
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