The “when you’re on a good thing, stick to it” cliché has never been more appropriate in the case of Lara trainer Robert Britton.
He’s a masterful trainer in his own right, but in more recent times has become synonymous with the Fernando Bale x Tears Siam pedigree – naturally through the grand deeds of champion stayer Tornado Tears. And let’s not forget Rippin’ Sam!
The Tornado Tears racing chronicle continues, and not so long ago a couple of his younger full brothers – Here’s Tears and Hurricane Tears – have landed in Britton’s lap.
So, the question on everyone’s lips is how do they stack up to their illustrious older brother at the respective stages of their careers?
“They’re fairly similar, but I’d say Tornado Tears would have had a bit on them over 500 metres… But it’s hard to tell,” Britton said.
Here’s Tears and Hurricane Tears were recently transferred to Victoria by their New South Wales breeder Michael Ivers as he now has a third Fernando Bale x Tears Siam litter coming through and wants to concentrate on them.
“Michael’s not large scale and wants to centre his attention on these nine pups that are around 12-13 months old,” Britton said. “And he also believes there’s more opportunities over the distance for Here’s Tears and Hurricane Tears in Victoria.”