Begg All Ready To Render Opposition Silent

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 24th, 2011
All Silent

Trainer Grahame Begg is confident All Silent is back to his best for the Doomben 10,000

Grahame Begg has sent out a warning to all other trainers in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 this Saturday, stating All Silent will be at his best for the thrilling clash.

All Silent will attempt to take out the overwhelming race favourite, Hay List, who is backed to deliver a win in the absence of his main rival Black Caviar.

Begg is confident that All Silent is back to his best after failing to produce a win in the past 18 months.

“I’m very happy with his condition and he’s coming along very well,” Begg said.

“Hay List is a very good horse and is in great form but they’re all beatable.

“If my bloke brings his best form he’ll be hard to beat.”

The trainer is not concerned about All Silent’s long break in between runs.

“It’s about six weeks since he last started but he ran second in a barrier trial at Randwick before he left for Brisbane,” Begg said.

“He’s probably a couple of lengths off his best from a few years ago but I’m very confident he’ll run well.”

Begg believes that All Silent’s recent disappointments are due to his overseas campaign.

“It took a long time for him to get over those trips overseas,” Begg said.

“Last year he spent more than three months in quarantine.

“He shed his coat in the 50 degree heat every day while he was in Dubai and when he got back home it took a long time for his coat to grow back.”

All Silent has won eight of his 26 career starts and has earned more than $1.6 million in prize money.

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