04/12/2013 5:05PM

Aqueduct: Sunny Desert back on short rest for Shot Berry Stakes

Michael Amoruso
Sunny Desert has won seven of her last eight starts heading into Sunday’s $75,000 Shot Berry Stakes.

Sunny Desert, who has won seven of her last eight starts, makes a quick turnaround when she heads a field of six entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Shot Berry Stakes.

Sunny Desert is coming back just two weeks after winning the Broadway Stakes on March 30.

“Normally, I wouldn’t do something like this,” trainer John Parisella said. “It’s against everything I believe in, but she’s just doing great.”

Parisella said he plans to run Sunny Desert just once more after this – in a stakes at Belmont on June 1 – before giving her a lengthy vacation.

“I still have six weeks until June 1,” Parisella said. “I don’t feel like I have anything to lose if I’m wrong. I just don’t think I am.”

Rajiv Maragh is named to ride Sunny Desert from post 5.

The competition in the one-mile Shot Berry includes Freud’s Notebook, Shesabronxbomber and Harbor Mist, the first three finishers from the Sonia’s Scamp Stakes here March 20.