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Gosford: Tommy Berry expects Bonus Spin to pay healthy dividend

“We were fortunate in that he didn’t have to leave the fence. We made use of the cutaway, which I think helped offset the fitness query coming off a short break.”

Tommy Berry believes the 2100m route at Gosford will be ideal for proven campaigner Bonus

Tommy Berry believes the 2100m route at Gosford will be ideal for proven campaigner Bonus Spin. Picture: Mark EvansSource: News Corp Australia

BONUS Spin is “your typical honest gelding” and according to Tommy Berry can make it back-to-back wins at Gosford.

The Jeff Englebrecht-trained galloper came off a 26-day break to win a mile race at Wyong seven days ago when saluting in the final stride.

“He might be about to turn eight but he showed last week he still knows where that line is,” Berry said.

Bonus Spin has won seven races from 58 starts and importantly has won twice over the 2100m route at Gosford.

Berry says having a horse that’s proven around a track like Gosford is a big plus heading into events like Thursday’s The Grange Hotel Handicap (2100m).

“Most of the horses in the field are fairly exposed. We know what their strengths and weaknesses are and if you haven’t proven yourself at a distance or track at this stage of your career, you’re not likely to start doing so,” he said.

“Any horse going into any race that’s won twice over the track and distance carries a distinct advantage.

“They’ve been there done that, twice. Bonus Spin is one of those horses that picks up a race or two almost every preparation.

“He’s your typical old school type of horse, it’s horses like this that help build Australian racing as he pays his way and gives his owners a terrific thrill.

“Most people part with money to maintain a hobby but for people who own horses like Bonus Spin, the entertainment comes with rewards. I guess you could say they get a bonus spin.”

Brenton Avdulla and trainer Gerald Ryan will combine again when Love’s A Fantasy makes he

Brenton Avdulla and trainer Gerald Ryan will combine again when Love’s A Fantasy makes her debut. Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Corp Australia

Gerald Ryan will debut Love’s A Fantasy with Brenton Avdulla to take the reins in the Pearce’s Plastering Handicap (1200m).

Love’s A Fantasy has shown enough ability in three trials to suggest she can be more than competitive here with French Emotion looking like the horse she has to beat.

Local trainer Angela Davies has Flavian engaged in the final race — Gosford Motors Handicap (1200m).

Flavian returned from a 319-day break to finish seventh at Cessnock over 1150m on July 7. The four-year-old should strip a lot fitter and his record before that run shows he’d never finished worse than second in six starts.

The blinkers go on for the first time and the wide gate might help Flavian as the rail on Thursday is in the true position and typically horses will come down the middle if the track is wet.

Originally published as Gosford: Berry expects Bonus Spin to pay dividends

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Posted July 23, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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