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Coyle Not Conceding Pendant

Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Grey mares Catkins and Arabian Gold may be two of the more fancied runners in Saturday's Gr2 Golden Pendant at Rosehill Gardens, but trainer Jason Coyle believes he has two realistic chances of causing an upset, reports racingnsw.com.au. Coyle said his two mares, Berry Delicious and Slightly Sweet, are more than capable of being in the finish on Saturday. "I said when Berry Delicious won her maiden at Warwick Farm that she was a stakes-class horse and I wasn't surprised at all when she won those three races this preparation," Coyle said. "Slightly Sweet hasn't put in a bad run and I think she'll be one of the leading hopes in this race." Berry Delicious finished strongly for eighth in last Friday's Gr3 Tibbie Stakes at Newcastle when failing to get a clear run until the 150m, but Coyle says there will be no excuses this weekend with Tye Angland taking the ride. "She's been very unlucky of late and she ran well last start when she stepped up in class and this is another massive step up again," he said. "You need a bit of luck when you're racing back off the speed, but this field won't be as big as it was in Newcastle so I'd like to think she'll get her chance." Despite the good form of Berry Delicious, Coyle said Slightly Sweet was his best chance in the race. The Gr3-winning daughter of Charge Forward, who boasts form around the likes of First Seal, has trained on well since her flashing fourth to Catkins in the Gr3 Sheraco Stakes at Rosehill 11 days ago. "It was a super run first-up behind Catkins and I'm hoping she continues that form," Coyle said.

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