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Promising 2YO Winner for Pierro

Pierro sired a promising 2YO winner at Goulburn on Friday with Emilia Romagna (2f Pierro x Griante, by Good Journey) charging to an impressive victory at her third start.

Trained by Bjorn Baker, Emilia Romagna showed plenty of talent at the trials last spring, but was not seen to advantage when finishing unplaced behind Soaring Ambition and Lady Laguna on race day.

Given a good spell, she’s been looking stronger at the trials and ran right up to that when produced in a 1000m juvenile maiden.

Emilia Romagna powered home from back in the field to win by more than two lengths running away.

A $550,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Milburn Creek draft for Spendthrift Australia, she now runs in the Myracehorse Syndicate colours.

Emilia Romagna was the most expensive yearling by Pierro sold at Magic Millions and was also his most expensive filly sold in 2021.

She is the second winner from brilliant sprinting mare Griante, winner of the Group I ATC The Galaxy and a three-quarter sister-in-blood to another Group I winner in Grand Journey.