Review: All Aged Stakes 2019 ( Horses, Racecard, 2019 Video)
[Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:26]
Pierata has claimed the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes by relegating Godolphin's Osborne Bulls to his fourth Group One second this autumn, by a long neck after settling better than midfield under Tommy Berry. oup One win his trainer has been banking on, winning the All Aged Stakes at Randwick.
Hickman is also a part-owner of Pierata who has earned more than $3.3 million with his value as a stallion prospect now markedly increased.
The Greg Hickman trained colt was nosed out of a Group One win in last month’s Galaxy (1100m) by Nature Strip.
“He’s been running the sectionals and in his work, you could see he’s been improving in his coat and attitude.
“A horse like this is life changing. I’ve got a little share in him which will help along the way and Tommy rode him 10 out of 10.”
For Berry the win was also more significant than most.
“Greg is like family to us. I grew up with him and used to call him Cowboy when we were growing up.
“It is very special. I’ve always remembered where I come from and I love riding for the trainers out there.
Osborne Bulls’ jockey Hugh Bowman summed up his mount succinctly.