Pierro / Wordplay 19


Pierro / Wordplay 19

Sire: Pierro

Dam: Wordplay

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 yo

Foaled: Nov 22, 2019

Country: AUS

Sale info: Lot 164 at

Purchase price: AUD 220,000  (Price is inclusive of GST but does not include current costs)

Horse Description:

A filly who comes from a pedigree that Anthony knows all about! By Pierro, this filly is out of Stakes Performer Wordplay and is a half sister to Word For Word (So You Think), also a Stakes Performer when 2nd in the Listed SCTC Princess S & the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet. More importantly, this filly is closely related to Anthony's dual GR 1 winner FIVEANDAHALFSTAR - winner of the VICTORIA DERBY & ATC DERBY.

This filly is by a sire who is flying at the moment with 10 stakes performers during last season including GR 1 winner ARCADIA QUEEN and GR 3 winners ROCK, PERSAN & ROCHA CLOCK.

A strong, well-balanced filly, she is the best type so far from the family which puts her on the path to success.


Price: $220,000





Bay filly       Foaled 22nd November 2019 

PIERRO LonhroOctagonal (NZ)Zabeel
Shadea (NZ)Straight Strike (USA)
Miss Right Note (Ire)DaylamiDoyoun
Sky SongSadler's Wells
Fastnet RockDanehill (USA)Danzig
Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy (USA)
Cryptic MissSnippetsLunchtime (GB)
Cross Words (NZ)Grosvenor

PIERRO (AUS) (Bay 2009-Stud 2013). 11 wins-6 at 2, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in Aust. in 2016-17. Sire of 365 rnrs, 253 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. Levendi (ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1), Arcadia Queen, Regal Power, Shadow Hero, Pierata, Pinot, Furore, Dragon Leap, Reelem in Ruby, Action, Roy Had Enough, Rock, Tulip, Bellevue Hill, Gamay, Persan, Arcadia Prince, Sacramento, Untamed - Super Buddy (H.K.), Commander, etc.


1st dam

Wordplay, by Fastnet Rock. Winner at 1400m, A$106,350, ATC TAB Iphone App P., 2d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ATC Australian Turf Club H., 4th MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Half-sister to FIVEANDAHALFSTAR. This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 3 foals to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Word for Word (f by So You Think (NZ)) 3 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$415,290, to 2020-21, ATC Schweppes H., Yes Yes Yes New Coolmore H., Events by ATC P., 2d SCTC Princess S., L, Gold Coast Bracelet, L, ATC Heineken 3 H., Happy Clapper H., Everest Carnival on Sale H., TAB H., Tab.com.au P., Membership H., BRC Qld Guineas Day P., Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Arcade P., 3d ATC Drinkwise Mile H., Bisley Workwear H., Farewell Bill Prain H.

 Carlin Trend (g by Medaglia d'Oro (USA)) 3 wins at 1400m, 1550m in 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

CRYPTIC MISS, by Snippets. Winner at 2100m in Aust. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

FIVEANDAHALFSTAR (g Hotel Grand) 4 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$2,607,660, ATC BMW S., Gr.1, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Sportingbet H., Australian Turf Club P., 2d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Autumn S., Gr.2, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 3d ATC Calmsley Hill City Farm Juvenile P., 4th ATC Fernhill H., L.

Wordplay (f Fastnet Rock) Winner. See above.

 The Natural. 3 wins at 1200m, 1250m, A$79,700, to 2020-21, SAJC Nova 919 P., Gawler & Barossa JC GBJC Thanks It's Members H., 2d MVRC Ladbrokes Odds H.

 Word Games. Winner at 1550m, ATC Tab.com.au P., 3d ATC Stewart Griffin Memorial H.

 Ritzy. Winner at 2000m, 3d ATC Tab.com.au H. Dam of-

Rhapsody Rose (f Star Witness) Winner at 2 in 2020-21, BRC Madame Wu 2YO H., 3d BRC Calaway Gal S., L.


3rd dam

CROSS WORDS (NZ), by Grosvenor. 2 wins at 1800m, 2150m in Aust. Sister to CROSS SWORDS, three-quarter-sister to GREIG, LADY SOLVIL (dam of LADY OF THE DESERT), REASONING, half-sister to Quarry. Dam of 1 foal, 1 winner-

 Cryptic Miss. Winner. See above.


4th dam

QUIBBLE, by Ruling (USA). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, WRC North Island Challenge S., L, ARC Vancouver H. Half-sister to SOLVEIG (dam of GREIG, LADY SOLVIL), SOLTANTO (dam of TEMPLE HILLS), REASONING, Solstice (dam of CULMINATE). Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

CROSS SWORDS (g Grosvenor) 10 wins from 1100m to 3200m, A$909,506, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Summer Cup, Gr.3, STC Sky High S., L, Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, L, AJC Autumn Quality H., Maxwell Tapes Welter H., STC 3YO H., Robrick Lodge H., Meadowbank H., 2d Moonee Valley Cup, Gr.2, AJC Chairmans H., Gr.3, Australia Day Cup, L, Peace Council H., Tooheys Blue Label H., STC Rotary Club of Manly H., Tooheys Classic Bitter H., 3d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.1, PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, AJC Queen's Cup, Gr.3, QTC Castlemaine Perkins H., L, AJC December H., 4th VATC St George S., Gr.2, TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.2, BATC Chairman's H., L, STC Lord Mayor's Cup, L.

Quarry (f Sky Chase) 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, ARC Powerade H., Lancome H., Haunui Farm H., Avondale JC Lockington's Amcal Pharmacy H., 2d ARC Great Northern Challenge S., Gr.3, WRC Cuddle S.H., Gr.3, ARC Bluebird Foods Qualifier H., Counties RC Lakeland Motor Inn H., Ra Ora Stud H. Dam of 7 winners-

 Quizzical. 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, Avondale JC Original Aussie Butcher H., 2d ARC Auckland Airport H., Lucky Unicorn H., Avondale JC Symmetry Accounting H., 3d ARC Castles Marquee & Event Hire H., Avondale JC Sunshine Books H. Dam of 4 winners-

SHOWEMUP (f Showcasing) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$79,825, CJC Inglewood S., L, Southland RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 2d Gore Guineas, L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, CJC Warstep S., L, ARC Patel Pike & Associates H.

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