Pierro has continued his unbeaten streak to win the Group 3 The Run To The Rose at Rosehill racecourse last Saturday September 1, 2012.
The Lonhro colt began his three-year-old season on a high by winning the race by 1.3 lengths ahead of Your Song, who placed second.
Epaulette placed third, while Ninth Legion ran home well to finish fourth.
Second favourite All Too Hard failed to run on and finished fifth of six runners in the 2012 The Run To The Rose field.
Pierro will now miss the $1 million Golden Rose next Saturday in order to be at his best for the $1 million Caulfield Guineas on October 13.
He will then go on towards the $3 million Cox Plate on Saturday October 27, 2012, where he will aim to be just the seventh three-year-old in 40 years to win the race.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse is confident the three-year-old has what it takes to win the prestigious race.
“These champion horses all have one thing in common, they have got an insatiable will to win and that what he has got,” Waterhouse said.
“I looked at all the three-year-olds that won the Cox Plate, I sat down very quietly and over a period of a couple of weeks and kept going back over it and thinking what is it in their program that might suit Pierro.”
Pierro has now won all seven of his race starts and has earned more than $2.02 million in prize money.
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2012 The Run To The Rose Results
|1||1||PIERRO||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||–||4||60kg||$1.55F|
|2||5||YOUR SONG||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||1.3L||1||57kg||$17|
|3||4||EPAULETTE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||2.6L||5||57.5kg||$8|
|4||6||NINTH LEGION||Anthony Cummings||Hugh Bowman||2.7L||6||56kg||$31|
|5||2||ALL TOO HARD||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||2.9L||2||59kg||$4.80|
|6||3||ASHOKAN||John O’Shea||Glyn Schofield||3.3L||3||58kg||$31|