Tommy Berry punched around not one but two nice horses at Canterbury on Wednesday who are sure to measure up in better company.
Berry rode Skylimit — Golden Slipper winner Overreach’s baby brother — to a gritty victory on debut in the Schweppes Plate (1200m).
Skylimit looked gone halfway up the straight, only to dig deep and somehow hold off a wall of horses.
Owner George Altomonte, whose famous colours are carried by Overreach, said he was nervous mid-race, but, like Berry, predicted a bright future for his Flying Spur colt.
As for Skylimit, Berry said: “I’ve always liked him, he’s a pretty raw colt, and we won’t see him until the best of him next preparation. I think he’s a Group horse, I know he didn’t show that today, but he’s got a lot of improvement, he’s not a jump-and-run horse, and he’ll get further than his sister (Overreach).’’
Skylimit started $1.65, mainly because of his famous sister and seven-length trial win, and prevailed in a race that should produce its share of winners in the coming months.Back to News