No More Tears made it two black type wins from three starts when she won the Listed Sollioquy Stakes on Saturday at Ellerslie.
From the widest barrier draw, she made short work of the race travelling comfortably outside the leader the whole way. It was mostly hands and heels in the straight from regular rider Michael Coleman and she kept finding right to the line.
“She was never put under any real pressure,” says trainer Stephen Marsh. “She kept her head down and just got on with the job which is typical of her – she’s a real professional.”
No More Tears paid $4.90 beating race favourite Secret Spirit who was vying for her fifth stakes win in a row.
Raced by Go Racing’s Don’t Cry Syndicate, the filly was a $75,000 Karaka yearling purchase and her record of two wins from three starts took her earnings to nearly $65,000.
Says Albert, “The black type is far more important than the stakes money at the moment. The syndicate has been the enviable position of turning down an offer for her in the past.”
Back in May, No More Tears (Darci Brahma x Ocean of Tears) won the Listed Hamilton Vets Equine Stakes at Te Rapa on debut in track record time.
Says Albert, “This latest win cements her reputation as one of the top three-year-old fillys in the country.”
No More Tear’s next race is another step up – the Group 1 1000 Guineas at Riccarton over 1600 metres on 14 November where she is currently the $4 favourite. Michael Coleman will ride again.