First winner by Pierro

Exciting filly Tulip became the first winner by Coolmore Stud freshman Pierro when scoring on debut at Moonee Valley on New Year’s Eve.

Tulip was eased back at the start to settle at the rear by Craig Williams before circling the field to race clear and win the 1Print Plate (1000m) by nearly two lengths in a dominant display.

“She’s certainly one of our better two year-olds,” Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said of the well-backed $2.15 favourite.  “She has a fantastic action, a lovely filly.

“She’s the first winner for Pierro and we have half a dozen of them at home that all look smart.”

Tulip was a $400,000 buy at the 2016 NZB Karaka Premier Sale from Curraghmore Stud.  She is a half-sister to G3 Caulfield Classic winner Sacred Eye (High Chaparral).

Their dam Musidora (Rock of Gibraltar) won the G3 Vanity at Flemington and she has a yearling colt by Pierro that has been entered for the 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale by Coolmore.

Stakes goals are on the horizon for Tulip, who is entered for the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes on February 25.