Tu Qui Santuzza 750

Pierro 2YO Filly Impressive on Debut

Two days after promising talent Cool Jakey (3g Pierro x Cool Snitzel, by Snitzel) made a winning debut over 1200m at Warwick Farm, Pierro struck again with his first juvenile winner of the season when exciting filly Tu Qui Santuzza (2f Pierro x Santuzza, by Savabeel) opened her account with a debut victory at Canterbury on Friday night.

Ridden by Regan Bayliss for the unstoppable Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bottt stable, Tu Qui Santuzza made full use of her inside barrier draw to push through and lead.

Tu Qui Santuzza kept up a solid gallop to win the 1100m maiden by more than a length.

“She was very impressive. She had to do a bit of work to get there, and they never left her alone,” stable representative Neil Paine said.

“Gai and Adrian told the owners she would be too good for this field. She has nice ability but felt the 1100m might be a bit sharp. She showed a lot of fight though.”

A $400,000 purchase for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott/Kestrel Thoroughbreds from the Coolmore draft at the Magic Millions, Tu Qui Santuzza was Pierro's equal most expensive filly of the sale.

She is the second foal and first winner for the stakes-placed Savabeel mare Santuzza who was a $575,000 purchase for Go Bloodstock Australia/Paul Moroney Bloodstock from the Dormello Stud draft at the 2018 National Broodmare Sale.

A half-sister to stakes-winner Tukiyo from the family of Rock Of Gibraltar, Santuzza had a sister to Tu Qui Santuzza make $325,000 to the bid of Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA) at the Magic Millions in January.

She has been named Cavalleria and will carry the colours of Bob and Sandra Peters.

Santuzza produced a colt by Wootton Bassett last spring.