Chris Waller unleashes promising Pierro colt at Rosehill

Champion trainer Chris Waller is usually preparing a quality two-year-old in Brisbane at this time of year, but he has unveiled an exciting Pierro colt at Rosehill Gardens in the Bowermans Handicap over 1300m.

Osipenko ($14) proved too strong for his rivals in the opening race of the card defeating the more highly fancied stablemate Madame Pommery ($3.30) by a widening three and three quarter lengths, with the Michael Freedman-prepared Backrower ($7.50) a further short half head back in third.

After having his first trial in January on the Gold Coast, the $160,000 Karaka yearling purchase had been tuned up for this with two solid recent Rosehill trials.

Stable representative Damien Fitton was full of praise for his team’s juvenile, saying that he had been a great example of the breed all the way along.

“He’s been a lovely colt from day one and the stable has a nice wrap on him, so it was great to see him get the job done on debut,” Fitton told Sky Racing’s Gavin Carmody post-race.

“He’s a typical Pierro, they take a bit of time so we just looked after him early days and brought him back in. He’s strengthened up and matured a lot.

“He’s still got a lot of growing to do but he’s a lovely colt moving forward and I’m sure the ownership group are going to have a really nice time ahead.”

Jockey Josh Parr echoed Fitton’s sentiments, and believes there could be bigger fish to fry down the road.

“So typical of the Pierro breed, I’ve had a lot of luck with them,” Parr said.

“He’s the perfect Pierro type, he’s got a lovely big stride. He’s got a good attitude, albeit a little bit green today, but he could make the grade.”

With Sydney racing being restricted to heavy surfaces over the past few months, Parr was happy to be back on more firmer ground.

“Isn’t it funny? We’re delighted to be on a Soft 7, it’s like fast ground,” Parr said.

“I can’t believe it, I feel I’ll get a speeding ticket.”

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