First Winner for Pierro
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 31 December 2016
On New Year's Eve, just a week and a half out from the start of the 2017 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Champion 2YO Pierro has posted his first winner and she's an absolute cracker!.

Tulip - Darryl ShererPrepared by the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership, two year-old filly Tulip was a well backed favourite in the open juvenile event at Moonee Valley and won like a rising star.

Drawn a little awkwardly, Tulip was eased back at the start to settle at the rear by Craig Williams before circling the field to race clear and win the 1000 metre scamper by nearly two lengths in a dominant display.

"She's certainly one of our better two year-olds," said Tom Dabernig.

"She has a fantastic action, a lovely filly.

"She's the first winner for Pierro and we have half a dozen of them at home that all look smart. At the upcoming sales, his stock will really be something to look at."

A $400,000 NZB Premier purchase from the Curraghmore Stud draft for BBA Ireland / Lindsay Park Racing, Tulip runs in the Coolmore navy blue for Coolmore and partners.

Stakes goals are on the horizon for Tulip, who is entered for the $1.5 million Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes on February 25.

"She's in the Blue Diamond so will run in either the Preview or Prelude," said Dabernig, who was reluctant to compare Tulip to Black Caviar's first foal Oscietra, who makes her debut for the stable at Flemington on New Year's Day.

"They've never worked together and we knew Tulip was good, so we'd rather keep them apart," Dabernig added.

Tulip as a foal at CoolmoreA half-sister to Group III winner Sacred Eye, Tulip was foaled and raised at Coolmore and is the fourth winner from Group III winning Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) mare Musidora.

The current yearling from Musidora is a colt by Pierro that has been entered for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale by Coolmore.

Pierro has some outstanding yearlings to be offered at Magic Millions with 42 entries catalogued for sale, click here to see them.

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