PIERATA GEARING UP FOR EVEREST BID

PIERATA GEARING UP FOR EVEREST BID

Trainer Greg Hickman has issued an encouraging update on star sprinter Pierata, with the last start Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) winner set to return to his Warwick Farm stables today to begin preparation for his spring assault on The Everest (1200m).

Pierata was the first horse locked in for this year’s renewal of the Randwick showpiece after Aquis Farm decided to delay the start of his stud career until the 2020 breeding season.

The son of Pierro finished fifth behind  Santa Ana Lane, the current pre-post favourite for the $14 million contest,  in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) prior to  his All  Aged defeat of Osborne Bulls.

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