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Pierro Wins Gr2 Hobartville Stakes
At Rosehill Gardens, former Australian Champion Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning Darley World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a stakes success when short-priced colt Pierro (Lonhro-Miss Right Note, by Daylami) clung on to score by a short head for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $200,000 Gr2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for 3YOs, over previously unbeaten fellow colt Rebel Dane (California Dane-Texarcana, by More Than Ready) & the colt Proisir (Choisir-Prophet Jewel, by Encosta De Lago). Pierro (a $230,000 yearling consigned by Musk Creek Farm at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took his record to 9 wins (including Sydney's 2YO Gr1 triple crown last season) and 2 placings (including runner-up in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas & 3rd in the Gr1 WS Cox Plate) from 11 starts for $3,676,650 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.