Pierro 2YO Impresses at Caulfield

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 27

Rated a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when winning at Geelong earlier this month, two year-old Pierro gelding Saltpeter confirmed his potential when stepping successfully up to Saturday class at Caulfield on Saturday.

Saltpeter scores at Caulfield - image Ross Holburt / Racing Photos

Trained by John Moloney, Saltpeter enjoyed a good run up on the pace for Damien Oliver after jumping from a wide gate and was strong to the line to claim a head win, his second victory from just three starts.


“He had to do a bit of work to get there and then showed good determination to go on and win the race,” said John Moloney.

“He keeps improving and that was only his third start, so we’re pretty happy with that.”

A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase for his trainer from the Segenhoe Stud draft, Saltpeter runs for a syndicate that includes his breeder Robert Crabtree of Dorrington Farm and has already won over $73,000 in prizemoney.

He will now have a short break and look towards the spring.

Saltpeter is the fifth winner from five to race from stakes-placed Fastnet Rock mare Flokkati, who comes from the family of Group II winner The Heavyweight and more recent stakes-winner Malibu Style.

The current yearling from Flokkati, a filly by Brazen Beau, made $120,000 at Inglis Premier this year and she is back in foal to Brazen Beau.

Saltpeter is one of 18 winners by Pierro sired from daughters of Fastnet Rock, that list including Group III winner Rock and stakes-winner Untamed, who is headed for Hong Kong.



Race Result - Vale Graham Salisbury Hcp 1100m

Caulfield Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:04.92
T: J F Moloney J: D Oliver 59.5
2g Pierro (AUS) x Flokkati (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: John Moloney
Clean Machine
T: L & T Corstens J: John Allen 57
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Cleanse (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $32,500
V:Aquis Farm Murrurundi NSW
B: Baystone Farm
Savannah Cloud
T: P Stokes J: Ben Thompson 59
2c Savabeel (AUS) x Annie Higgins (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $140,000
V:Haunui Farm
B: Dalziel Bloodstock / Mr P Moody
Euphoric Summer
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: B Melham 61
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Mid Summer Music (AUS) (Oamaru Force (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Cressfield Scone NSW
B: Phoenix Thoroughbreds (II) Ltd
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: L Nolen 59
2g Real Impact (JPN) x Bonded (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Yulong Island
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 59.5
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lindisfarne (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
T: J T Conlan J: W Egan 58.5
2c No Nay Never (USA) x Ice Cold Crownie (AUS) (Beautiful Crown (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Mane Lodge, Sutton
B: Cliff Brown Racing Ptd Ltd
T: James Cummings J: B Rawiller 60
2g Snitzel (AUS) x Brilliance (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: Levi Kavanagh J: M Rodd 59
2c Rubick (AUS) x Epsilon (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: L Kavanagh
Chance Given
T: Michael Gibson J: J Bowditch 59
2c Reward For Effort (AUS) x Took A Chance (AUS) (Unbridled's Song (USA))
Impulsive Tycoon
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Winks 59
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Bessano (AUS) (Valixir (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: Shawrie
T: Henry Dwyer J: Michael Poy 56.5
2f Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Yatala (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $110,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella
B: Henry Dwyer Racing
Pierro in upcoming sales:
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