Benedetta warms up for Oakleigh Plate in Balnarring jump out

Benedetta ridden by Daniel Stackhouse wins the Inglis Sprint at Flemington. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos)

Benedetta, the talented four-year-old mare trained by Jason Warren, is poised to make her mark in the upcoming Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on February 24, with her sights potentially set on the prestigious Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 9.

Warren, speaking with about Benedetta’s prospects, revealed, “I think she’s come back bigger and stronger. I’m really happy with her.”

With an impressive track record boasting six victories out of ten starts, including a notable win in September’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m), Benedetta is no stranger to success.

Despite her last outing resulting in a fourth-place finish in the $1 million Silver Eagle (1300m) in October, Warren remains optimistic about her prospects.

In preparation for her upcoming races, Benedetta recently took part in a jump out at Balnarring, where she finished second to Anthony and Sam Freedman’s speedy mare, Hypothetical.

“She was there for a soft one. She’ll have another one in another ten days and then she will go straight to the Oakleigh Plate,” said Warren.

Top horse racing betting sites have Benedetta listed as a +1400 chance for the Oakleigh Plate.

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