Champion jockey Jim Cassidy labelled Pierro the best horse he’s ridden after the two combined for a stunning win in the G1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill.
Pierro (3c Lonhro – Miss Right Note by Daylami) extended his unbeaten winning run in Sydney to 9 when denying his champion stablemate More Joyous in a thrilling finish to the newly elevated Group 1.
The Gai Waterhouse trained colt is a better horse than Might and Power according to Cassidy. “I’ve been lucky enough to ride some great fillies, two and three-year-olds, stayers and weight-for-age horses, but I must say this bloke is a freak,” Cassidy declared/
“I put him above Might and Power,” Cassidy added. “I don’t like using the word freely, but he’s every bit a champion. The sky’s the limit. Bring on whatever you like, he will deal with them, don’t worry about that!”
Pierro has now earned over $3.89 million and his value as one of the world’s hottest sire prospects is in the stratosphere. His next assignment is the G1 Doncaster Handicap at Randwick.
Bred by Darley, Pierro was originally sold through its draft the 2010 Magic Millions National Foal Sale for $115,000 when purchased by Victorian based David Kobritz. The Musk Creek Farm breeder pin-hooked the colt for $230,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale when Waterhouse bought him for Greg and Donna Kolivos.
Darley champion Lonhro sired the Canterbury Stakes winner from Miss Right Note, a half sister to French Group 1 winner Laverock. Like Lonhro, he’s a son of Octagonal.
Miss Right Note has since foaled fillies by Lonhro and Street Cry and was bred back to Lonhro last year.