Myers after Group One success

In-form Awapuni apprentice Rosie Myers is looking to continue her good association with the stable of Cambridge trainer Paul Duncan at Trentham on Saturday.

Myers will ride the Duncan-trained Say No More in the Group I Harcourt’s Thorndon Mile and is seeking her second win at the top level.

Myers is unbeaten on Say No More, having won on second-up at Hastings last March and again last start when taking a Rating 85 1600 metres at Awapuni.

“She’s a tough little mare and with no weight on her back she’s got to be a chance,” said Myers, who will ride Say No More at 52kg. “I’ve had a lot of success for Paul Duncan and it would be good to get this one.”

Say No More is lightly tried, having raced just eight times for four wins and three placings. Her only “miss” was first-up this campaign when she was blocked for much of the run home and flew when it was all over.

Trentham has treated Duncan well over the years, particularly at this meeting as he won the Wellington Cup several years ago with Oarsman, who had been narrowly beaten previously in the Auckland Cup, and last year’s NZ Oaks with Midnight Oil, who was ridden by Myers.

Say No More is one of three Cambridge gallopers in the Thorndon Mile. The others are Vonusti and New Moon.

Vonusti is backing up from last Saturday’s Group I Telegraph Handicap, in which he finished eighth, four lengths from the winner, Guiseppina. Two starts earlier he was runner-up to Mufhasa over the course and distance in the Group I Captain Cook Stakes.

New Moon has been freshened since being unplaced in the Group III Eagle Technology Stakes at Ellerslie last November and has had a recent trial to top him off for Saturday’s feature. Three starts ago he was just beaten by November Rain over this trip at Ellerslie.