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Australian Racing - Racing: Berry on barrier draw Conquest

Tommy Berry will need to produce another magical ride in the Golden Slipper Stakes on Saturday after his mount Russian Conquest drew the outside barrier in 16.

The jockey managed to ride Vancouver to success from the same gate in 2015 and will now turn his attention in trying to repeat the trick on the daughter of Russian Revolution, who is a 12/1 shot, with all the action available on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

"She ran her (Coolangatta) down to a neck in the Magic Millions," Berry told Racing.com. "It was a massive effort, she came from inside of her, had to wait for her to go and then come around her. If they had their runs together, you arguably could have said she probably should have beaten her."

Randwick fourth

Since that Magic Millions effort, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained filly has finished fourth in the Reisling Stakes on a Heavy 10 track at Randwick with Berry in the saddle.

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While beaten as the short-priced favourite that day, Berry hopes that it could give her something in common with the Snowden's other Golden Slipper winners; Sepoy and Capitalist.

The handler admits he has "a lot of confidence" heading into Saturday's race, believing her conditioning has been managed expertly.

Right decision

"They both got beaten two weeks out from the Slipper as well, both were favourites and then came out and won the Slipper," he said.

"I know the way she pulled up after her run and she had a massive blow, so they knew that the Slipper was two weeks away and there was plenty up her sleeve."

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