Berry Predicts Golden Rose 2011 Success With Aeronautical

September 6th, 2011

Nathan Berry believes that he has found the champion racehorse that all jockeys dream of in Lionel Cohen’s Aeronautical.

Aeronautical is one of six horses that will line up at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday to compete in the $1 million Golden Rose.

“The thing I like the most is when you ask him to accelerate his back-end lowers, feels like you are galloping on clouds,” Berry said.

”I don’t think you can get a better feeling.

”I’ve never had one lower down like him, I remember Jim Cassidy saying ‘there is nothing better when one does’. Corey Brown said the same thing.

“This bloke did it at his second start for me, I now know what they were saying.

“There is no better feeling, and Jim said it is the sign of a good racehorse.”

Berry is confident that Aeronautical can win the 2011 Golden Rose ahead of the unbeaten Smart Missile.

”I think he is outstanding,” Berry said.

”I worked him on the course proper at Rosehill last Tuesday and his work was faultless.

”He is going into a Group 1, one of the best Golden Rose’s I’ve seen, and I don’t doubt his ability one bit.

”I know he can compete with the best three-year-olds in the country.

”Mentally, it is his first preparation. He is still immature but if he gets the right run I think he can beat them hands down.

”I’ve said to Lionel, if he doesn’t win the Golden Rose this year he’ll definitely win a group 1 next prep.’

“I didn’t expect to get a horse with so much ability at this age.

”He could take me places, put my name out there.

“I’ve always wanted to be in the top class of jockeys and I won’t stop working hard until I get there … There is no doubt in my mind he can win the Golden Rose.”

The 20-year-old jockey understands the quality of his opposition in the 2011 Golden Rose this Saturday.

“Smart Missile, he is unbeaten, you can’t fault him,” he said.

”He was brilliant the other day. What we saw the other day was outstanding, and you’ve got Foxwedge, Helmet, Manawanui – the Golden Rose is going to be a real dogfight and our horse is up for it.”

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