Passive Aggressive ticking all the boxes ahead of Cockram Stakes

Passive Aggressive will be out to remain unbeaten at Caulfield on Saturday. (Racing Photos)

Unbeaten mare Passive Aggressive will be out to keep her record intact when she steps out in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Grahame Begg-trained four-year-old has put her rivals to the sword in all four career starts to date, with her most recent victory in the Listed Creswick Stakes (1200m) at Flemington her best yet.

Now, the daughter of Fastnet Rock has to take her form to another level in the Group 3 event, but her trainer is confident she is ready for the challenge.

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“She’s ticked all the boxes thus far and very pleased with the way she’s progressed towards this race,” Begg told HorseBetting.

“She’s had the barrier trial two weeks ago, but she’s ticking all the boxes.”

In what is arguably Passive Aggressive’s toughest test yet, the classy galloper will have to take on the likes of Group 1 winner Graceful Girl, as well as high-quality mares Isotope, Flying Mascot, Kissonallforcheeks and fellow unbeaten galloper, Chain Of Lightning.

While Begg is stepping his mare out in a top-class race for her first run of the spring, he admits that it is unlikely that we will see the $201,000 earner deep into the Spring Carnival.

“We’ll take it race-by-race to be truthful,” he said.

“We haven’t really nutted anything out. There’s lots of options for her.

“We’ve got to be conscious that it’s only really her first racing preparation.

“To think that she’ll go right through the spring will probably be a bit of a stretch for her at this stage.”

Passive Aggressive is currently the $2.40 favourite with online bookmakers for Saturday’s race, with Jordan Childs booked from barrier six.

Cockram Stakes

Race 7- Silk #7 Passive Aggressive (6)

4yo Mare | T: Grahame Begg | J: Jordan Childs (57kg)

$2.40 with Bet365

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