Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday January 3
An oversupply of the very Danehill blood that has made our thoroughbreds so great has created the catalyst for a mythical stallion to arrive on the scene and capitalize on this situation and as we move into 2018 that horse would appear to have emerged.

Pierro has always been something a bit special.

Pierro as a yearlingPlucked from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Gai Waterhouse for $230,000, Pierro is by champion racehorse and sire Lonhro from Miss Right Note (GB), a winner up to 2400 metres, whose sire Daylami was among the best of his era in Europe up to 2400 metres and finished his career with a Breeders Cup Turf victory.

Her next two dams are by Sadler's Wells and Shirley Heights, so that's European classic stamina at its finest.

It remains a mystery, how a colt bred to be a classic three year-old, was up and running as a spring two year-old to win the Listed ATC Breeders Plate over 1000 metres and then finished his juvenile season undefeated with a memorable Triple Crown victory stamping him in a class of his own.

There is of course no real mystery, other than Gai asking the horse a question and Pierro having the answer.

PierroGai asks all horses the question, very few have the right answer.

Speed is the most important prerequisite for any racehorse, but trainability and constitution are what make a fast horse into a stakes horse and Pierro has all three attributes in spades.

He also has a pedigree completely free of Danzig blood and that factor can't be underestimated when the majority of our commercial broodmare population is touched with Danzig in some way shape or form.

With seven stakes-winners to date from his first two crops, Pierro is running at 8.4 % stakes-winners to runners and all seven of those stakes-winners carry Danehill blood on their female side.

Also interesting, his two best horses so far, VRC Oaks winner Pinot and current boom colt Pierata have a double cross of Zabeel.

It's early days, but if he continues in this vein Pierro will keep the mighty Sir Tristram (IRE) sireline alive for a good while yet.

Pierro has 17 entries for Magic Millions, click here to see them.