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Three Extra Gr1 Chances for Pierata
Trainer Gregory Hickman has mapped out a three race Autumn campaign for super sprinter Pierata (Pierro-November Flight, by Flying Spur), in a bid to give him the best possible opportunity to retire to stud as a multiple Gr1 winning champion. The program, which will succeed two trials, sees the classy son of Pierro resume in the Gr1 Galaxy (1100m), before progressing to the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) on April 4, and culminates in a defence of his Gr1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) title a fortnight later. "Every preparation he's got better…The first time he was an immature horse who couldn't handle the work. Because he's matured every time he comes back in I'm training a different horse," Hickman told racingnsw.com. "Watching him work you can just see he's a special horse, it's like poetry in motion. I could sit there and watch him all day."