Golden Slipper winner Pierro posted his second winner on Thursday with a debut victory for the Greg Hickman trained filly Pierone (2f Pierro x Lady Remlap, by Filante).
She travelled up on the pace and scored by half a length over 950 metres at Cowra.
“From one preparation to the next, she has improved so much,” said Hickman.
“There are plenty of races to be won with her as I think she’ll just keep on getting better and better. I have the $100,000 Wellington Boot in mind for her.”
A $60,000 Inglis Easter Session II purchase from the Goodwood Farm draft for her trainer, Pierone is a half-sister to Group I winner Manawanui and is the sixth winner from good producer Lady Remlap.
Hickman, who recently purchased another of Pierro’s offspring at the Inglis Classic sale, added.
“I have a pair of two year-olds by him and the other one is a colt that I like a lot called Pierata. He trialled nicely at Randwick in the Spring, but he was a late foal with plenty of maturing to do so I put him away for a while. He’s back in work now and I’ll target the Brisbane Carnival with him. He’s got plenty of ability.”
Pierone is the second winner for Pierro joining stakes-placed Tulip, who was fourth in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.
With his second crop yearlings selling for up to $450,000 so far in 2017, Pierro be represented by 33 yearlings at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, including a full-brother to Tulip.