Overreach Aims The Triple Crown

Golden Slipper winner Overreach will run in the second leg of the two-year-old triple crown on Saturday, the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick.

Gai Waterhouse-trained stablemate Sweet Idea who finished  third in the Golden Slipper has also been nominated for the Sires.

Waterhouse said both fillies have pulled up well from the Slipper and would be given their chance in the Sires.

Jockey Tommy Berry had walked the track with his brother Nathan after the BMW Stakes on Saturday and they realised that there was nothing wrong with the going along the fence at the turn. Berry gave Overreach a cushy run along the fence and peeled off at the 300m and the filly kicked away from the field.

Waterhouse won her fifth Golden Slipper, and she also knows what it takes to win the triple crown having done it twice with Dance Hero in 2004 and Pierro last year.

Slipper runner-up Sidestep will not run but his Darley stablemate Champollion, winner of Saturday’s Group Three Baillieu (1400m) could be a contender for the Sires.

By Owens Wong


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