Silent Achiever Out to Atone in 2012 Australian Derby

April 10, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Silent Achiever Out to Atone in 2012 Australian Derby

Having been accepted for this Saturday’s 2012 Australian Derby at Royal Randwick, smart Kiwi filly Silent Achiever will be out to atone for her last start defeat as the beaten favourite in the Rosehill Guineas.

Roger James’ New Zealand Guineas winning daughter of O’Reilly travelled down under for the first time last month, Silent Achiever only managing to finish half a length away third behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Laser Hawk and fellow Kiwi Ocean Park when running third in the Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

This Saturday she will get the chance to atone for her Rosehill Guineas failure, Silent Achiever hampered by a nasty barrier 15 draw, when she races in the $1.5 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).

Connections opted for the Australian Derby over Saturday week’s Australian Oaks, the lucrative prize money on offer in the open-sex classic too good to ignore.

“It was a decision my owners and myself made together,” James said.

“We ran in the Rosehill Guineas to give us options and the Derby was one of them.

“It’s not going to be easy for her, no Derby ever is, but I’m happy with the decision.”

This morning a 13-horse Australian Derby 2012 field was released by the Australian Turf Club (ATC), Silent Achiever the only filly out to beat the boys in the classic.

Last year the Danny O’Brien-trained Australian Guineas winner Shamrocker won the Australian Derby breaking a 22-year drought for the fillies.

Now 12 months later Silent Achiever, who shares the sire O’Reilly with Shamrocker, will look to go back-to-back for the fillies in the feature.

Like Shamrocker Silent Achiever comes off a Rosehill Guineas third and if successful she will become the fifth Australian Derby winning filly in history, the others before Shamrocker being Rose Of Kingston (1982), Tristarc (1985) and Research (1989).

After jumping wide last start Silent Achiever has come up with a far more favourable gate in the Australian Derby barrier draw, the top fancy to start from barrier nine with Hugh Bowman retaining the ride.

“My jockey (Hugh Bowman) said she doesn’t need to improve … she just needs a bit more luck,” James said.

Silent Achiever will face plenty of talented rivals on Saturday including the duo that beat her home in the Rosehill Guineas with the winner Laser Hawk in barrier 11 and runner-up Ocean Park starting from gate six.

Ocean Park will be ridden by last year’s Australian Derby winning jockey Glen Boss who was aboard them last start.

Other notable hopefuls include upset Tulloch Stakes winner Polish Knight (barrier two), Tulloch runner-up Rekindled Alliance (barrier five) and Ethiopia (barrier 10) coming off a good second in the Alister Clark Stakes at Moonee Valley.

Get the hottest Australian Derby betting odds and wagering options online at the Australian owned and operated

New to sign up and deposit with Enter the easy to remember promo code BONUSBET to unlock your welcome bet valued up to a generous $300!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field