Pierro 2YO Bolts In

In Bloodstock & Breeding, Industry News & Views by Ben Ready

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable don’t send many horses to Canberra, but produced a super impressive winner in the nation’s capital on Friday when Pierro colt Bellevue Hill coasted home in a class of his own.

Sent out favourite for the 1000 metre juvenile open plate, Bellevue Hill travelled on the pace and zoomed away to win by more than five lengths in a slick 57.15 seconds.

A $400,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Aquis Farm draft for G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA) / Rifa Mustang / Raffles Racing, Bellevue Hill runs for a big syndicate including Aquis, in whose familiar aqua colours he runs.

Bred by Aquis Farm, Bellevue Hill is the second winner from Exceed and Excel mare Bellevue Girl, a full sister to Group III winning 2YO Sugar Babe from multiple Group II winner On Type.

Bellevue Girl has a weanling filly by Pierro and was one of 149 mares covered by Aquis Farm’s exciting young sire Spieth last spring.