Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

There have been better Group One races than the All Aged Stakes during the Sydney carnival, leaving trainer Grahame Begg certain he has made the right call for Bennetta.

Bennetta is one of the outsiders in the $400,000 weight-for-age race at Randwick on Saturday but a small field reduced even further in size because of scratchings has confirmed Begg’s suspicions.

“If you are going to have a go at a Group One race it’s probably the one because it has fallen away a bit,” he said.

“That was always in the back of my mind.”

Nevertheless, five of the nine runners are Group One winners and Begg isn’t getting ahead of himself with a mare who hasn’t won a race since she was a filly when she claimed the Light Fingers Stakes almost 15 months ago.

Bennetta was also entered for the Hall Mark Stakes but Begg insists the timing is right to chase something more significant.

“It’s more about getting the Group One for the breeding side of it for the owner, George Altomonte. Even a Group One placing,” Begg said.

“But we are under no illusions. She has got to step up to the mark.”

Bennetta was rated a star in the making in the early part of 2013 but her five starts as a four-year-old have returned only two minor placings.

But for a stable down on its luck this season, Bennetta provided a timely sign that improved results were not far away when she resumed with a solid third over 1200m on a rain-affected track at Rosehill on April 5.

“I thought her run on Golden Slipper day was very good but with another heavy track last week we decided to miss the Sapphire Stakes,” Begg said.

“She was either going to back up in the All Aged or go straight into the race so the plans are still the same.”

Bennetta is a $19 chance in updated All Aged betting after Snitzerland and Politeness were scratched on Thurdsay.

But in a positive lead for Begg, James McDonald, the jockey who has ridden Bennetta in all three of her wins, stays true to the cause on Saturday.

McDonald is leading the race in the Australian Turf Club’s Golden Whip award for the most successful rider during the six weeks of the Sydney autumn carnival.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 17/4/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Addeybb goes back-to-back in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Tom Marquand has lauded the bravery of Addeybb after his spectacular Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory. It was billed as the...

Pizza-loving mare the Queen of Randwick

Wendy Roche will be popping the champagne after Nettoyer’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes victory at Randwick but it won’t...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes was raced at Randwick racecourse...

The Showdown results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 The Showdown. The Showdown was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/4/2021. Replay:...

Sydney Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Sydney Cup. The Sydney Cup was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/4/2021....

Queen Of The Turf Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes was...

Ron Stewart turns back the clock to win Sydney Cup on Selino

Almost two decades after being crowned Sydney’s champion apprentice, Ron Stewart was back in the G1 winner’s circle at Randwick....

Arcadia Queen’s racing career over

Owner Bob Peters has all but confirmed the career of star mare Arcadia Queen is over, after she suffered a...

Classique Legend suffers HK setback will return to Australia

Just when it appeared Classique Legend was set to show his true colours in Hong Kong with a scheduled return...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.