The former Tony Pike-trained Our Libretto extended her Australian winning streak to three at Flemington on Wednesday when victorious in the Briseis Handicap (1800m).
Her trainer Grahame Begg was delighted with the win and will likely test the five-year-old O’Reilly mare over the Melbourne spring carnival.
“They weren’t going that fast, we thought the speed might have been a bit more on with Lopartega going to the front,” Begg said.
“He (Jordan Childs, jockey) was getting dictated to, but they were able to get away from the inside turning for home, but it wasn’t until the 200m that he was able to really get her into her stride and she really knuckled down.
“It’s really only her first preparation. We got her as a blank canvas so we are conscious that it all might come too quickly for her.
“She has done a fantastic job this time around and we’ll probably head to the Pinker Pinker Plate (2025m) or something like that at Cranbourne, it looks an ideal race.
“Then we’ll set her up for something hopefully over the carnival. She’s a lovely mare to train, I really enjoy training her.”