LATE bloomer Bearberry Stride is expected to have little trouble maintaining his perfect record at Tabcorp Park Menangle tomorrow.
Making a successful debut at the same venue three weeks ago, Bearberry Stride has improved since the outing according to trainer Darren Binskin.
“He’s a nice horse which is getting better,” Binskin said. “He needs to learn to be a racehorse but will be a nice type when he does.
“He’s on the improve and will be better for his first start.
“I’m happy with his progress and expect him to be hard to beat again.”
Set to begin from barrier three over a mile, Bearberry Stride has been installed a $1.75 favourite, with Just Call Me Molly a $2.75 second elect from gate four.
“He’s got a handy draw and should be able to make the most of it,” Binskin said. “As long as he puts his best foot forward he’ll be right in it.”
With no major plans in mind for the five-year-old Binskin will ease Bearberry Stride through the grades, which the horseman believes should be a relatively smooth transition.
“We’re in no rush with him,” Binskin said. “He’s been taken along slowly to this point and that will continue to be the case.
“I will let him steadily make his way through the grades as he goes along and gains experience, then see what suitable races come along as he gets up in class.”