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Entriviere On Song for Invitation

21 Oct 2021

Entriviere On Song for Invitation


Enjoy the latest news on Entriviere who lines up as favourite in the inaugural A$2 million The Invitation at Royal Randwick, Sydney on Saturday – a race she is the current favourite for …


From sen.com.au

New Zealand mare Entriviere is in terrific order ahead of Saturday’s inaugural The Invitation at Randwick.

The classy five-year-old has been terrific in just her second trip to Australia, winning the Group 2 Sheraco Stakes first-up before flying home for third in the Group 2 Golden Pendant.

Tommy Berry will ride the Jamie Richards-trained mare for the first time with regular rider James McDonald heading to Melbourne for the Cox Plate.

“She looks very bombproof, very easy to ride and I’ve seen enough of her and it’s nothing strange to get on a horse on race day for the first time,” Berry said on SEN Track’s Bensley.

“I’m really excited to get aboard her, she’s a natural talent, she’s only lightly raced and I feel like the best is ahead of her.

“She’s done very good since she’s been here in Australia, her win two starts back in the Sheraco was massive and obviously last start she had to be taken back from the wide alley and she ran the quickest sectionals in the day.”

In her last two starts in Sydney, Entriviere has drawn barriers 14 & 6 and on Saturday she’s drawn 9, however, Berry is confident her class will overcome that tough gate.

“We’ve drawn a little bit sticky on the weekend, but I think she’s got the class to overcome it.

“They’ve been given the visitors draw a few times here but if you’ve got a good enough horse you can overcome things like that.”

The daughter of Tavistock is currently rated a $3 chance in the $2 million feature.


From heraldsun.com.au

An awkward draw won’t stop Kiwi gun Entriviere starting favourite in Saturday’s inaugural $2m The Invitation at Randwick.

The Jamie Richards-trained mare was drawn in barrier 11, which will become nine when the emergencies come out, for Sydney’s newest feature event over 1400m.

Entrviere still opened as the clear favourite in final field betting with TAB at $2.70.

Only three rivals are in single digits in betting with Group 2 winner Vangelic (barrier nine) and Doncaster runner-up Icebath (barrier 15) both at $8.

The sole three-year-old filly of the field Startantes is at the same quote after finishing third in the Group 1 Flight Stakes at her last start.

Multiple Group 3 winner Sweet Deal was brought out of retirement to target the Invitation but saw her chances take a hit after drawing in barrier 13.

She remains an $11 chance alongside the Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love, which will chase her first win since the Group 1 Surround Stakes in February.

Leading trainer Chris Waller saddles up two chances in the feature event with Madam Rouge (eight) and Nudge (10) flying the flag for the stable.

They are $26 and $15 respectively.

The Matthew Smith-trained Tricky Gal (one) has drawn the inside and is $15.  Australasian Oaks winner Media Award (12) is the outsider of the field at $51, while Rocha Clock (four) and Madam Legend (six) are both $26.


From smh.com.au

Tommy Berry will look to get further rewards for the sacrifice of moving away from his young family when he takes the reins on The Invitation favourite Entriviere at Randwick on Saturday.

With the COVID situation meaning jockeys are living in a tight bubble, Berry decided to move into a flat before The Everest meeting to allow his kids to lead a normal life.

He was rewarded by Art Cadeau winning The Kosciuszko on Saturday, before finishing a narrow runner-up on Masked Crusader in The Everest.

“As jockeys we are in a bubble and can control what I do, but the kids still have to go out and play with their mates,” Berry said. “I spoke with my wife, Sharnee, and we decided it would be easy if I just moved out for the month and take no risks.

“It was a good reward with Art Cadeau on the weekend, and to go so close with Masked Crusader in The Everest made it worth it.

“It is for a couple of weeks and, hopefully, I can continue to ride a few winners.

“There is not much I can do at the moment because we can only ride in trials and races, so I’m watching a lot of Netflix.”

Berry has been in great form, riding a feature winner at each Saturday meeting in October and picking up the ride on Entriviere because James McDonald will be in Melbourne to ride Zaaki in the Cox Plate.

“It’s not a bad one to pick. I think she is the best horse in a $2 million race,” Berry said. “All we need is a good gate and I think we are going to be the one to beat.”

Berry will be happy to see some rain this week for Entriviere. In recent weeks, he has won the Premiere Stakes on Masked Crusader, the Stan Fox Stakes on Hilal, which he is likely to ride in Saturday’s Bondi Stakes, before piloting Art Cadeau to victory in The Kosciuszko.

Berry was stunned by the crowd’s response to Art Cadeau when he went back up to the 200m mark after his victory on Saturday.

“I got up there and showed him off to them and just went off,” Berry said. “I know there was only 10,000 there, but that is as loud as I have heard when I have come back on a winner.

“The only thing I can compare it to is when Chautauqua won his third TJ Smith, but he was Chautauqua.”

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