No Limits Wins Easily
8 Apr 2021
Signalling his readiness in a recent trial, No Limits (3 g Savabeel – Make A Wish, by Pins) broke through at his sixth start in the $10,000 Maiden 1200 metres on 8 April at Wanganui.
Following a strong finishing second in the first race on the programme by two-year-old debutante Irish Red (Burgundy), No Limits settled seventh in the early rush before sweeping up on the home turn and he quickened to gain a winning advantage inside the 200m.
A brother to stable-mate I Wish I Win, recent Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) runner-up to stable-mate On the Bubbles (Brazen Beau), No Limits was ridden to victory by Johnathan Parkes, who has forged a terrific association with On the Bubbles, including the Karaka Million 2YO (Restricted Listed, 1200m) win.
“We’d been quite happy with his progress at home and it was a good effort to win like he did,” said trainer Jamie Richards.
“Over 1200 metres, I asked Parksey to let him find his feet, don’t rush him, and give him a chance to build into it. He rode him perfectly to instructions. He got to the outside and finished off strongly.
“He’ll take a lot of confidence from the win and trip away and if he keeps racing like that then there’s no reason why he won’t continue to improve.
“The owners have had to be patient with him, and we’ll look to place him carefully in a Rating 65 1400 metres next time out.”
In the race sponsored by Chase A Fox Racing Syndicate, No Limits ran the 1200 metres in 1:12.3 on footing rated Dead4 and paid $4.50 & $1.90 on the NZ TAB tote.
“It was nice to see him win,” said David Ellis, who bought him as yearling at Karaka. “He’s taken time to get there, but always shown some ability and I think, as he continues to mature and gains experience, that he can win more races.
“That was our 140th win this season in New Zealand, and it’s an unbelievable achievement by Jamie (Richards) and the team in Matamata and here at the farm.
“Now only four off the all-time record, it’s been a terrific season for our owners both here and in Australia, and we hope to keep the momentum right up until the end of the season on 31 July.”
Ellis also reported on the yearlings purchased through the first quarter of the year.
“We’ve been busy at the farm, breaking in the yearlings, which is going very well and, overall, they’re the best lot I’ve seen at Te Akau Stud.
“We bought another two fillies yesterday at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney. We bought a Not A Single Doubt filly and another Savabeel filly. We’ve been busy selling shares and there is very little left in either of them.”
No Limits was strapped by Sam Bergerson.
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