Pierro Filly Wins G3 Spring Stakes
With 100 metres left to run, eight runners still had a shot of winning Saturday’s Group III Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle, but it was talented filly Pierossa (3f Pierro x Edwina Georgie, by Testa Rossa) that delivered on the line to score a neck win for Triple Crown Syndications.
Fresh of a maiden win over 1600m at Gosford, Pierossa found enough under Sam Clipperton to defeat the Chris Waller-trained duo Kazalark and Robusto (3g Churchill x She’s Clean, by Redoute’s Choice).
Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Pierossa took five starts to break her maiden, but Clipperton said the best would be seen by the daughter of Pierro when the distances stretch out.
“It was a tough win. I’ve had a lot of time for this filly for a fair while,” Clipperton said.
“She’s progressed with the more racing she has had. She won a maiden at Gosford with little depth, but her work on Tuesday morning was first-class.
“She is a filly that you must squeeze every little bit out of, but she knuckles down under hard riding.
“She will be a more mature filly in the autumn who will be best over distances around 2000m.”
A $120,000 purchase for Triple Crown Syndications from the Tyreel Stud draft at the 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Pierossa advances her record to two wins and two seconds from six starts with earnings of $155,375.
A half-sister to Listed winner and multiple Group III placed Ploverset, Pierossa is the third winner from as many to race out of the Testa Rossa mare Edwina Georgie.
Pierossa is the 32nd stakes-winner for Pierro.