Talented Pierro Filly Breaks the Ice
A full-sister to Group II winner Paris Dior, three-year-old filly Queen of Dragons (3f Pierro x Entrancing, by Exceed and Excel) chased home glamour colts Militarize and Red Resistance in her first preparation and cast off maiden status at Randwick on Wednesday.
Having her second run back from a spell, the Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly settled nicely for Dylan Gibbons and powered to the line to surge clear and win the 1400m maiden by more than a length.
“She ran second to Militarize at her second start, so you’d have to say she’s been a bit disappointing and I thought she would have won a race by now,” said Peter Snowden.
“The winkers on and the 1400m race suited her and Dylan rode her really well, so it was a very pleasing effort all round.”
A $330,000 Inglis Classic purchase from Marquee Stud for Trilogy Racing / CB Bloodstock, Queen of Dragons will be a most valuable broodmare for the future with her full Group II winning sister Paris Dior selling to Tom Magnier earlier this year at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for $1.6million.
Queen of Dragons is the second winner from winning Exceed and Excel mare Entrancing, a grand-daughter of smart stakes-winner Nanny Maroon, the dam of Group II winner De Lightning Ridge.
Entrancing was not surprisingly covered again last year by Pierro.