Here’s Tears produced a performance like we have never seen before when he broke Sandown Park’s 715m track record last night.
He set a time of 41.157 which took 0.013 (of a second) off the record held by the great Miata which stood since 2012.
Signs of a phenomenal performance were brewing early as he jumped straight to the lead in weather conditions conducive to fast times. He then took off mid-race and recorded scintillating splits which built the foundations of a track record.
“In his first start here over the distance he ran 41.55 which was brilliant. He hasn’t had much luck since but with more experience we’re going to see what he’s really made of, tonight has shown that,” said Jason Ireland, handler and kennel representative for Rob Britton.
The achievement has come in his 23rd career start and sends an ominous warning to the staying ranks for what could be ahead in 2020.
“We don’t know how good he could be. He’s probably got more mid-race pace than Batman (Tornado Tears). He’s not super fast early which is why he stepped up in distance so quickly.”
Here’s Tears is a younger brother to the mighty Tornado Tears and Rippin’ Sam. A bloodline that is becoming known for producing record breaking stayers for breeder Michael Ivers.
Between that trio and their uncle Space Star, they own six of the fastest seven times ever over our 715m and 11 of the top 16. They also hold records at multiple metropolitan tracks around Australia.
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