No More Tears ready for Sydney

No More Tears making Derby day a special one for Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.

No More Tears making Derby day a special one for Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh.

No More Tears has boosted her travelling fund with a second black-type victory at Ellerslie.

Successful in the Listed Soliloquy in the spring, she added the Gr. 3 Stella Artois Mr Tiz Trophy to her record ahead of a trip to Australia.

“She’s a classy filly and she wasn’t far away when fourth in the Karaka Mile, freshened up and back to 1200 metres we liked her chances,” said trainer Stephen Marsh. “She got the perfect run and got the job done well.”

Marsh is keen to take No More Tears to Sydney next month with the Gr. 3 P.J. Bell Stakes on April 2 or the Gr.3 James Carr Stakes, also at Randwick, a fortnight later likely starting options.

“There are suitable races every fortnight for her over there,” he said.

Pre-post Gr. 1 Wellfield NZ Oaks favourite Sofia Rosa could also head to Sydney after Trentham for the Gr. 1 ATC Oaks while Brisbane is on the radar for Serious Satire, yet another talented filly in the Marsh stable.

No More Tears was given a sweet trip at Ellerslie from a handy gate by regular rider Michael Coleman and the Darci Brahma filly hit the front 150 metres from home for a decisive victory.

“Her only real failure was in the 1000 Guineas at Riccarton and that was after a rough trip down there,” said Coleman. “I had expected her to be very hard to beat today.”

Volks Lightning got home strongly from well back in the field for second with Windborne third ahead of He’s An Ace.

– NZ Racing Desk.