Can Pierro Continue Success in 2013 Doncaster Mile?

As one of the best gallopers in the country, it is not surprising Pierro has opened a $2.40 favourite for Saturday’s $2 million Group 1 2013 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Pierro is the clear Doncaster favourite. Photo: Steve Hart.

His form warrants the favouritism and there’s no denying his class.

Unbeaten in Sydney, Pierro has won 11 of 13 career starts and will chase a fourth consecutive win this weekend.

Drawn ideally in barrier four, the major obstacle to Pierro picking up a sixth Group 1 this weekend appears to be weight.

With 57kg on his back, Pierro will have to eclipse the metric weight-carrying record for three-year-olds, set by Tontonan in 1974.

So will this tough, classy colt justify his short price? Or will the weight be too much of a burden? Keep reading for all your key Pierro facts as well as a summation of his chances in Saturday’s big race!

#2 Pierro

  • Barrier: 1
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Owners: G Kolivos and Mrs D Kolivos
  • Age: 3YO
  • Gender: Colt
  • Breeding: by Lonhro out of Miss Right Note
  • Career: 13-11-1-1
  • Win: 85%
  • Win and Place: 100%
  • Last 6: 123111
  • Prize Money: $4,136,650
  • Track: 3-3-0-0
  • Distance: 3-2-1-0
  • Current 2013 Australian Derby odds: $2.40

Why Pierro Can Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile

  • Outstanding form, has won his last three starts
  • Champion colt, won 11 of 13 starts
  • Proven Group 1 winner, won five in the top grade including his last two
  • Won proven lead-up the George Ryder at his last start
  • Drawn ideally in barrier four
  • Trainer Gai Waterhouse knows what it takes to win the race
  • Unbeaten at the track
  • Raced three times at the distance for two wins and a second

Why Pierro Can’t Win the 2013 Doncaster Mile

  • 57kg, a big weight, will have to break metric weight-carrying record for a three-year-old
  • No horse since Tontonan (1974) has won the Doncaster after winning the Golden Slipper the year before

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