Race favourite Pierro has won the Todaman Stakes 2012 at Rosehill Gardens today, but was made to work hard for the win.
Pierro took the lead in the straigh but Epaulette surged up and overtook Pierro. Jockey Nash Rawiller managed to rally Pierro and win the race by a bob of the head from Epaulette. Shelford was the best of the rest, finishing third 2.9 lengths back.
The Gai Waterhouse trainer Pierro is now set for a shot at the 2012 Golden Slipper on April 7 at Rosehill Gardens after taking out the first of the slipper trials today. The Lohnro colt was second favorite in Golden Slipper betting prior today’s racing, behind filly Samaready, and is likely to tighten his odds ahead of the autumn racing feature race.
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Todman Stakes 2012 Results
|1||2||PIERRO||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||3||55.5kg||$2.05F|
|2||1||EPAULETTE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||0.1L||2||55.5kg||$14|
|3||6||SHELFORD||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||2.9L||1||55.5kg||$7.50|
|4||4||AMORINO||Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown||5.6L||7||55.5kg||$4|
|5||3||FAUSTUS||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||7.4L||6||55.5kg||$8|
|6||7||TROPHIES||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||8.7L||4||55.5kg||$151|
|7||5||RED EXCITEMENT||Neville Layt||Tommy Berry||10.7L||5||55.5kg||$151|