You’d be forgiven if you wrote off Here’s Tears during the initial stages of the Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers Final at The Meadows on Saturday night.
After jumping straight onto the early pace, he found some slight early trouble, and settled mid-field. He was some eight lengths off leader Rockstar Beav when they went past the winning post for the first time, with a lot of ground to make up.
True Detective settled in second behind Rockstar Beav, after checking off his heels going into the first bend.
Here’s Tears started to get into his work down the back, making up rapid ground. He hit the line strongly to score, over True Detective in second, and the fast-finishing Just Terms, who made up significant late ground to grab third.
Here’s Tears, trained by Robert Britton, is a full younger brother to champion stayer Tornado Tears, and he has now announced that he could be the new staying king. He recently broke Miata’s longstanding 715m track record at Sandown, and also finished second in the Group 1 Zoom Top behind Just Terms, after being extended a late invitation into the race.
The greyhound has now had 26 starts for 11 wins and 8 minors, and his win in the Super Stayers brings his prizemoney earnings to $156,695.