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Berry weather-watching ahead of Look Busy's Chester bid

ALAN BERRY is keeping a close eye on the weather before committing Look Busy to the Stowe Family Law Henry Gee Fillies' Stakes at Chester on Saturday.

The three-year-old has proved a revelation this season winning six of her nine starts, the latest of which came at Group 3 level at the Curragh.

A step back to Listed company would mean she would have to carry a 5lb penalty but Berry is not too concerned by that fact, although the weather is a worry.

"She'll have to carry a penalty but I'm more worried about the ground to be honest," said Berry.

"It was a good day yesterday but its raining again today - there's a long way to go before it gets better.                         

"I've had a look at the race and I'm not worried about the horses that are in there, but I'd be worried if it was heavy ground.

"Hopefully it will be better at Newbury, a week on Saturday, because that is her other option (Dubai International Airport World Trophy).

"There are very few things to be negative about, just the ground, but on the other hand it is local, she handles the track and we'd have a good idea what the ground would be like.

"But if it looks like being a bad race, there will be loads of runners and even bad horses can go fast for three or four furlongs and they might get in her way.

"I do like Chester though and I know she likes the track so I'd be encouraged to go there as long as it isn't heavy."

 
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