Waltzing with Matilda

Waltzing with Matilda

Hopefully it will bring a tear to Aussie eyes when No More Tears contests her third race in her NSW campaign on Saturday – the Hawkesbury Guineas.

Her first run had connections scratching their heads with a last place. But their faith was rewarded in the $150,000 Group 3 J H B Carr Stakes at Randwick where she ran a close second.

Says racing manager Albert Bosma, “With two races under her belt now, the Hawesbury Guineas will suit her down to the ground – it’s her own age group and only an 11 horse field competing for a nice purse of A$200,000. Plus she’s drawn a handy 6 barrier.”

Trainer Stephen Marsh has been happy with how she’s trained on since the previous start but notes certain Darci Brahma characteristics coming through. “She doesn’t give any more than she needs to in training. She saves it for race day.”

Stephen also notes, “Although the mare already has black type from her previous run, it’s a good opportunity for her to now win a group race.”

The Hawkesbury track is a soft five with a bit of give and forecasted rain on Saturday will suit her, as will the short straight as she likes to sit handy and sprint.

Tye Angland will ride who has won on a Go Racing horse previously – the Great Silky Red Boxer.

Says Albert, “We think she will run well. Whether we continue the campaign after this race is yet to be decided. At this stage we wouldn’t rule out competing in the fillies and mares 1400 metres at Scone in two weeks’ time.”