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ATC Sires Produce - 2yo Grp 1, 1400m

It's not just Aintree that has the top notch racing at the moment, there's a brilliant card of racing at the home of racing in Sydney today/tonight depending on which hemisphere you're in. The Australian Derby is the feature of the all black-type meeting, but the juvenile feature is the Sires' Produce Stakes, featuring the undefeated half-brother to Black Caviar. Brendan from Priomha assesses the field succinctly.


The second leg of the two year old triple crown will see the Golden Slipper winner (1st leg) Pierro take on Black Caviar's half brother All Too Hard. If the spruik about having a famous older sister was not already enough, the younger sister topped the Inglis yearling sales this week, fetching $2.6m. The expectations are high.

It looks a match race between the two as given the exposed form, they are too classy for the rest in the field of seven.

The hype around the lineage of All Too Hard has been reflected in the opening price of $1.60. Amazingly, Pierro has opened at $2.60.

We have them both rated at around $2.15 so in search of value we have to put Pierro on top. All Too Hard goes in for second and Pierro's stablemate Raceway looks the most likely to fill the minor placing, albeit a most probable distant third.

For those interested in the UK or Ireland, the race will be live on AtTheRaces at 05.16.

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