Tommy Berry is hoping to get in on the act in the Team One particular autumn characteristics when he companions the Gai Waterhouse-skilled Mature Than Time in Saturday’s Sydney Cup.
Waterhouse’s secure has been in stellar sort so far this autumn with the coach making ready the winners of the Golden Slipper, Doncaster Mile, Rosehill Guineas, Queen Of The Turf and Sires’ Produce Stakes at Group 1 amount.
Quantity one steady rider Nash Rawiller has been aboard in all the Group 1 successes and Berry hopes the Sydney Cup (3200m) can be his chance.
“Specifically with the way that Gai is going at the instant, anything can take place,” Berry stated.
“Also in Team Types anything can occur, it is not usually the favourite that wins. I’m knocking on the doorway for a Group One and typically they come unexpectedly so I hope that this is it.”
Older Than Time completed second in previous year’s Sydney Cup on a large track and Berry heads into the remaining attribute at Randwick assured the mare is heading even far better this time about.
“Neil Paine has been a typical (trackwork) rider on her since she had her 1st start and he says she’s going much better this yr than she was very last year so I’m assured she’ll run nicely,” Berry said.
“She’s heading genuinely well and I assume the 3200 metres is proper up her alley. We noticed that very last 12 months.”
Berry’s initial race trip on More mature Than Time was in the Team Two Chairman’s Good quality (2600m) final start when the mare finished 3-quarters of a size 2nd to Sydney Cup favourite Allow.
The 21-calendar year-outdated jockey believes the extra distance of the Cup will help More mature Than Time’s odds.
“She ran 2nd to Allow the other day and was quite gallant,” he stated.
“I believe what is planning to go well with us is that the other day Allow went to place a few of lengths on us but type of only acquired a duration in front and then whacked away like we did.
“I know she will operate the excursion proper out.”
Berry stated he would also welcome any rain if it arrived.
“That just helps make it more of a staying examination if it rains and I know she’s probably one particular of the much better stayers in the race,” he said.
Waterhouse has two Sydney Cup runners with The moment Were Wild signing up for Mature Than Time and she will have blinkers eradicated for the race.
Permit is favorite at $ 3.60 with TAB Sportsbet to give coach Chris Waller again-to-back wins subsequent the good results of Stand To Obtain final calendar year.
Niwot is at $ four.40 with Drunken Sailor $ 6.fifty and More mature Than Time at $ eight.