Trainer Andrew Noblett is confident that Silent Sedition is in the right form to overcome a horror draw in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown on Saturday.
Posting a commendable total of three wins and a further seven minors through only eleven career starts so far, Silent Sedition resumed this time for second in the Group 3 Cape Grim Beef Steaks (1200m) before running well on pace for third in the Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) on Melbourne Cup Day.
Thrilled with the condition of the four-year-old leading up to the race, Noblett told Racing Ahead that while her allocation of barrier 16 is not ideal, Silent Sedition’s class should count for plenty in the Summoned Stakes 2016.
“We’ll have to have a talk with Craig (Williams, jockey) about that (wide draw),” Noblett said.
“Everything is great with the horse, she’s come through her run on Cup Day really well.
“It’s just a shame she’s drawn so wide. She’s got good ability and she’s pretty versatile. Earlier in her career she’d go back and she can hit the line, but she can also race in a handier spot.
“We’ll have a good look at the race tomorrow and have a talk about it.
“She’d like to see a mile but we’ve come through the Cup Day and kept her pretty fresh, and hopefully the 1500m on that Hillside track won’t be too short for her.”
Noblett confirmed that Silent Sedition will be sent to the paddock after her run in the Summoned Stakes, ahead of a step up in trip during the 2017 Autumn Carnival.
“Autumn plans will be up to 2000m. She had a setback earlier in the spring and came back about a month later than we wanted to, hence the shorter preparation,” he said.
“We did have a think about Perth, but we might just stay home, run her on Saturday and she can have a little break then and get her ready for the autumn.”
Resuming this year for a smart win in the Vic Statewide Conveyancing Maiden (1200m) on March 4th, Silent Sedition made a successful transition to black type company when taking out the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) on March 19th.
Progressing to second in the Ladbrokes Cash In Handicap (1600m), the War Chant mare returned to winning form in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) before ending her autumn campaign second to Abbey Marie in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville, on May 7th.
Silent Sedition is currently available at 2016 Summoned Stakes odds of $4.80 with Ladbrokes Australia.