Pierro Winner at Canterbury, But Not the One Expected
Tara Madgwick - Friday December 1
Pierro had the race favourite Patrina for the 1100 metre three year-old maiden at Canterbury on Friday night, but when she was scratched at the barrier, the Golden Slipper winning sire quickly found an able substitute.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained filly Aeecee Tong De was only fair in her first three starts earlier this year, her best effort a second at Wyong in May.

Aeecee Tong De as a yearlingRecent trials had suggested Aeecee Tong De was a stronger filly this time around and she certainly raced up to that assessment.

She bounced straight to the front for Rachel King and led all the way, fighting on tenaciously to the line to win by a long neck.

"She pinged the gates, controlled the tempo and was never going to be beaten," said stable representative Emma Pearce.

"We've always thought she was city class, she just needed the time to strengthen up."

A $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Musk Creek draft for Gai Waterhouse/ Julian Blaxland, Aeecee Tong De is the first winner for Brandish, a half-sister by Elusive Quality (USA) to stakes-winners Pistols and Keep the Faith.

Musk Creek will offer the current yearling from Brandish, a colt by Dissident, at Magic Millions next month as Lot 562.


Book Summer Hospitality Mdn 1100m
Canterbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.99
1
0.4
Aeecee Tong De
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Rachel King 54.5
3f Pierro (AUS) x Brandish (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Musk Creek Farm, Flinders, Vic
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / J Blaxland $120,000
2
0.4
Seasons
T: L J Bridge J: Tim Clark 57
3f Sebring (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: K Harding $110,000
3
1.4
Puppet Master
T: G Portelli J: L Magorrian 56
3c Foxwedge (AUS) x Pinocchio (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $100,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella, Vic
B: Darby Racing $100,000
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $82,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: Inglis As Agent $82,000
4
2.6
Oria
T: Joseph Pride J: G Schofield 57
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Bal Du Siecle (GB) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
5
3.1
Kissing Game
T: John Thompson J: T Angland 56.5
3f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Kiss 'n Chase (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
6
4.0
Gretzky
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: K Jennings 59
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x There's Only One (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Hawkes Racing $300,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $120,000
V:Rothwell Park Murrurundi NSW
B: Rosemont Stud $120,000
7
9.5
The Exchequer
T: Joseph Pride J: J R Collett 58.5
3g Choisir (AUS) x Money Tree (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Crowningstone, Scone
B: Proven Thoroughbreds / Pride Racing $170,000
8
12.1
Darajilla
T: Joseph Pride J: C W Brown 57
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Daralara (FR) (Barathea (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: N Jenkinson $100,000