Star jockey Tommy Berry is satisfied She’s Excessive will deal with the Melbourne method of going and keep the basic distance within the Group 1 $1 million Kennedy VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday.
Berry revealed he rode She’s Excessive in a monitor gallop early on Melbourne Cup morning which supplied him with a well timed race-eve confidence enhance.
“She’s Excessive shocked a mile on the steeplegrass on Tuesday morning and labored ‘nice’,” Berry mentioned.
“I feel I’ve labored her the Melbourne method 4 or 5 instances now and each gallop she has been higher going that path.
“Her work on Tuesday morning was her finest up to now, she has stayed on her Melbourne leg the entire method and stretched out fantastically.”
The Anthony Cummings-trained She’s Excessive is the $2.60 favorite for the Oaks after her wonderful type in Sydney this spring which incorporates her Group 1 placings within the Flight Stakes (second to Zougotcha) and Spring Champion Stakes (third to Sharp ‘N’ Good).
Berry mentioned She’s Excessive was the unfortunate runner within the Spring Champion Stakes which has confirmed to be a robust type race with Manzoice popping out of his unplaced run at Randwick to win the Victoria Derby from Sharp ‘N’ Good.
“I actually suppose She’s Excessive solely has to remain the journey to win the Oaks,” Berry mentioned.
“She’s drawn the within which might be not the place to be however that’s as much as me to navigate a path to the most effective a part of the monitor.
“She is the category filly of the sector and that may take her a good distance. Miss Finland (2006) gained a Golden Slipper and possibly wasn’t a 2500m horse however she gained the Oaks on pure class.
“I’m not saying She’s Excessive is pretty much as good as Miss Finland nevertheless it exhibits you that class does take you a good distance in these staying races.”
Berry might be again in Sydney on Saturday the place he has an enormous guide of rides together with Ellsberg within the $2 million 5 Diamonds (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens.
It was one other early morning monitor gallop – this time final Saturday at Rosehill – that has Berry assured he’s on the best horse within the 5 Diamonds.
“I had my first sit on Ellsberg on Saturday morning and, gee, he gave me a very good really feel,” Berry mentioned.
“He has to run the 1800m out strongly however as soon as once more I’m on the category horse of the sector who’s in nice type this spring.”
Ellsberg, skilled by Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou, dead-heated with High Ranked within the Group 1 Epsom Handicap then romped away with the 5 Diamonds Prelude to earn favouritism for the wealthy Rosehill race on Saturday.
Berry’s different big-race rides on Saturday together with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained two-year-old Coincide within the $1 million Golden Reward (1100m).
Initially printed as Jockey Tommy Berry believes She’s Excessive’s class will assist her keep the journey for the Oaks