Noire swept down the outside to claim the $200,000 G2 Shannon Stakes from Kingsgaurd and Youngstar, who found the 1500m a touch too short.
Tommy Berry (Noire): "She keeps on improving. Off her run the other day (Sheraco second) I thought she would go close. She keeps stepping up each time though. Chris has done a great job of getting her to go through the grades."
Noire claiming the Shannon Stakes
Tye Angland (Tally): “He was good. Obviously the 1500m is too short. It’s a starting point though and I thought he got a big tick.”
Tim Clark (Arbeitsam): “It was a good, honest run. That run will top him off nicely for the Epsom next week. You probably have to ride him to out-tough them, not outsprint them.”
James McDonald (Cabeza De Vaca): “He is going alright. He is just looking for further and blinkers.”
Brenton Avdulla (Kingsguard): “He tried hard. He is a very genuine sort of horse. He is probably a Group 3/Listed horse and he has almost got away with a Group Two. He was well placed and just missed.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Youngstar): “It was a good run. She got up and rolling and had to duck and weave in the straight. She is a mile and a half filly. It was a good run against those horses over that trip.”
Christian Reith (All Too Huiying): “Very good. He is just looking for the trip now. He’s in great order.”