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Pierro Wins Gr1 Canterbury Stakes
At Rosehill Gardens, former Australian Champion Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning Darley World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Gr1 triumph when last season's Champion 2YO, now 3YO colt Pierro (Lonhro-Miss Right Note, by Daylami) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $355,000 Gr1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) for 3YOs+, over stablemate 6YO mare More Joyous (More Than Ready-Sunday Joy, by Sunday Silence) & 6YO gelding Solzhenitsyn (St. Petersburg-Tri Victory, by Victory Dance). Pierro (a $230,000 yearling consigned by Musk Creek Farm at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took his record to 10 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 12 starts for $3,891,650 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.