Promising 3YO’s for Pierro
Champion sire Pierro has a couple of very promising three year-olds on the rise that both gave indication on Saturday they can be prominent in stakes races over the autumn carnival in War Eternal (3c Pierro x Aleria, by Fastnet Rock) and Pascero (3c Pierro x Pass the Parcel, by More Than Ready).
The Bjorn Baker trained War Eternal was a winner at two and finished his spring campaign with a second in the Group III Newcastle Spring Stakes.
Having his second run back from a spell in the Benchmark 78 event over 1400m at Rosehill on Saturday taking on older horses, War Eternal showed his class with a dominant two and a half length win and has now won over $218,000 in prizemoney.
War Eternal was a $160,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase for Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock from the Cambridge Stud draft and is the first winner for Aleria, a placed full sister to Group II placed Thorondor from stakes-winner Impressive Eagle.
The family has produced Group I Queensland Derby winner Eagle Way, so War Eternal can be expected to excel over further.
At Flemington, lightly raced colt Pascero ran a huge race in the Group III VRC CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young stable, leading throughout to be beaten just half a length on the line by Pinstriped.
Pascero had won his only two previous starts and is obviously a colt of great potential.
Bred and offered for sale by Blue Gum Farm, Pascero was a $575,000 Inglis Premier purchase for First Light Racing / Busuttin Racing / Paul Willetts Bloodstock making him the most expensive Pierro colt sold in Australia in 2020.
He is a half-brother to stakes-winner Express Pass and is the fourth winner from four to race from good producer Pass the Parcel, a winning More Than Ready (USA) mare from the family of Group I winners Kementari and Sterling City.
War Eternal and Pascero are entered for the Group I Australian Guineas and Australian Derby, so have better races in their sights.