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Tommy Berry reveals his extensive knowledge of Yellow rose favorite In Secret isn’t likely to give him the edge, but the Sydney wet weather forecast might.
Berry went in Secret to her first win in Run To The Rose but James Mcdonald will be aboard the Godolphin in Saturday’s Group 1 race with Berry teaming up with Anthony Cummings-trained She’s Extreme.
The top racer believes In Secret has little weakness to target but she’s been scratched from Furious Stakes due to the wet trail and Berry hopes the rain-affected Rosehill surface can demonstrate Achilles’ heel she.
“She is quite adaptable to anything. She’s a pretty smart person and whatever you want to do with her, take her forward or backward, she’ll go with what you want,” Berry said.
“The only thing that can get her to undo is a wet run, which will raise the chances of horses like Fireburn and She’s Extreme.”
Both Fireburn and She’s Extreme excelled on rain-affected ground during one of the wettest Sydney fall festivals on record.
The latter won Group 1 serving Champagne on a heavy track and showed her steady return to the first game in the third installment in Furious Stakes where she was one of the few horses to work the land.
Berry said She’s Extreme has continued to thrive and he hopes she will make Saturday’s race a rock.
“After riding In Secret to win, I think she’s going to be very hard to beat,” Berry said.
“And after being on She’s Extreme on Tuesday, I think, we’re back in business.
“You quickly forget how well they are going until you get back to them.
“She is really a nice person and 1400 would suit her, and even more than a mile a week later in Flight deposit. “
Forensic is the only dirty guy who has won a Yellow roseHer 2008 victory came when the race was held in the fall due to an outbreak of horse flu.
The race holds special significance for Berry as it gave him his first Group 1 win aboard the Epaulette a decade ago.
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