Yes, that worked on Chrome, and I found that the technique is nice and subtle.
However, I am using LastPass to manage my passwords, and when I load the page in IE it scrolls directly to the bottom, with one of those yellow message bars at the top of the page saying:
A fillable form has been detected on this page [Fill form (1)] [Never For This ...]
That would become incredibly annoying, so I'm immediately tempted to choose Never for your site.
Just to reiterate, that is an issue only when people use the LastPass plugin for IE.