A return to handicap conditions will give promising mare Bennetta every chance to bounce back into the winner's circle, according to trainer Grahame Begg.
The Light Fingers winner turned in a sub-par effort behind Red Tracer in the Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, prompting Begg to earmark the Salinger as her next target on Derby Day.
Bennetta still holds an entry for the VRC Sprint on the final day of the carnival over the same course and distance, with Begg confident the handicap conditions of the Salinger will help.
Bennetta will carry only 53kg - six shy of topweight and Caulfield Sprint winner Spirit Of Boom.
"I'm happy enough with her and you'll see a better run on Saturday," Begg said. "I think getting back in a handicap will probably be a big help."
The four-year-old familiarised herself with Flemington in a strong piece of work last week, with Begg content the straight six will hold no dangers for his stable flag bearer.
"She didn't show any signs she won't handle it," he said. "She had a half-mile trial behind Epaulette, which was good."