1. Pierro (1)
2. Snitzerland (7)
3. Samaready (11)
– Pierro has lived up to a prediction trainer Gai Waterhouse made last year with a stirring
$3.5 million Golden Slipper win at Rosehill on Saturday.
“Gai Waterhouse said six months ago this horse was going to win the Golden Slipper,” winning jockey Nash Rawiller
“(At the time) I shook my head and walked away. She’s a genius.”
Waterhouse said Pierro would take out the Golden Slipper after the colt made a winning debut in the Breeders’
Plate at Randwick in October.
Rawiller had Pierro positioned behind the leader Snitzerland and the colt never went around a runner before
claiming the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.
“Today I ended up getting a perfect run,” Rawiller said.
“I knew if he got a trouble-free run he would be hard to beat.”
Waterhouse, who saddled up five runners in the race, has now claimed Sydney’s signature thoroughbred race four
“He just wore the filly down … it was really exciting,” Waterhouse said.
Snitzerland gave everything in defeat after taking up the running as the field settled.
She was being hailed the winner until Pierro , a son of former champion racehorse and now leading sire Lonhro,
emerged with his run.
Melbourne filly Samaready , who started favourite, took third placing after covering ground.
Pierro is now unbeaten in four starts
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