Silent Achiever recorded her third straight victory at Group 1 level with a strong win in the 2014 The BMWat Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Silent Achiever broke through for her maiden Australian Group 1 win in the Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens a fortnight ago, after receiving a dream run, and received an ideal run into The BMW Stakes this weekend.
Nash Rawiller positioned Silent Achiever just off the pace in the early stages of the race, with Angola setting a quick tempo, and she responded well when asked for an extra effort to score her fourth straight win from a fast-finishing It’s A Dundeel and a fair Fiorente.
Trainer Roger James has been patient with Silent Achiever throughout her racing career and is over the moon that the daughter of O’Reilly has started to put it together at the highest level of racing in Australia.
“It is good to see; she has been close to it for a long time,” an emotional James said after the race.
“It was a good ride, a great field and she was better than them.
“I think that she beat them fair and square.”
Silent Achiever has been included in the nominations for both the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), which will be held at Rosehill Gardens on April 19, but James remains unsure what race the talented mare will contest.
“I am a great believer that when you have got options you take them,” James said.
“We will be in no hurry; we will access where everybody else is going and how she comes through the race.
“We will make the decision hopefully.”
The BMW Stakes victory of Silent Achiever capped off a treble for jockey Nash Rawiller and he said that he is thrilled to have developed a partnership with such a talented mare and was quick to pay credit to the training performance of James.
“She is a giant killer,” Rawiller said.
“I have been trying to get on her, her whole career, and she has been a bit of a bridesmaid, but this prep she has come back bigger and stronger.
“She has put everything together.”
Rawiller said that he will leave the decision about which race to target with Silent Achiever during The Championships to James, but suggested a tilt at the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes before another Melbourne Cup campaign during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.
“We will leave it up to Roger,” Rawiller said.
“If you are going to have a crack at two miles you would probably have a go at the Melbourne Cup.
“There is a $4 million race sitting there and the way that she is racing I think she is adaptable enough to come back and still be hard to beat.”
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2014 The BMW Results
|1||9||SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)||Roger James||Nash Rawiller||–||4||57kg||$3.80|
|2||8||IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ)||Murray Baker||James McDonald||1.8L||7||58.5kg||$5|
|3||1||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||2L||1||59kg||$3.50F|
|4||5||SERTORIUS||Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington||Ryan Maloney||2.8L||6||59kg||$11|
|5||10||VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Glen Boss||5L||2||57kg||$6.50|
|6||6||BRIGANTIN (USA)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||5.1L||5||59kg||$51|
|7||11||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams||7L||9||56.5kg||$31|
|8||7||ANGOLA||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||8.3L||3||59kg||$91|
|9||3||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||13.6L||8||59kg||$17|