25th April 2017
Budding Price Bloodstock star Nothingilikemore signed off for the current campaign at Sha Tin on Sunday when he kept his unbeaten record intact to make it four victories from as many starts.
Four from four, more than $3.5 million stakemoney including Sunday’s $750,000 High Achievement Bonus from the Jockey Club, and the best is yet to come.
He didn’t win as easily as he did in his first three starts but trainer John Size and jockey Joao Moreira were still thrilled that Nothingilikemore was able to win again after doing plenty of work in the early stages of the race.
“I was concerned that they forced me to use him in the back straight early,” Moreira said. “When that happened, I thought, for a three-year-old he had to be very good to overcome it but he did. He got tired the last 100m but that’s normal, even a superstar would get tired after doing what he did early. He’s something special.”
Size had been in two minds about running Nothingilikemore in Class Two at this early stage of his career but said the three-year-old had recovered from his third run well enough to race him again but he expected that Sunday’s tough run under a big weight would make another start this season unlikely.
“I think he did a bit of work early, say the first 300m, and he didn’t look too comfortable then. But he still had the energy to kick strongly when he straightened up and then held them off late. I don’t think he could have done any more and I was pretty pleased with that – that’s a tough job,” Size said. ”I’ll have a look at him but I think that might be enough for now. After the last run, the horse did feel it but he had plenty of time to get over it. He has had a harder run today so that will probably be the end of this season for him.”