Silent Achiever in for Quiet Memsie Stakes Return

August 26, 2014

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Silent Achiever in for Quiet Memsie Stakes Return

Roger James is confident Silent Achiever is in for another big racing carnival down under but isn’t expecting much from her first-up run in Saturday’s 2014 Memsie Stakes in Melbourne.

Silent Achiever

2014 Melbourne Cup hope Silent Achiever kicks off in Saturday's Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo: Steve Hart.

The four-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare is one of 16 top gallopers nominated for the $400,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) this weekend at Caulfield Racecourse and is set to arrive from across the Tasman on Wednesday.

Kicking off elite level racing for another season, the Memsie Stakes is an early chance for punters at Ladbrokes.com.au to back a Group 1 winner.

First-up last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival James ran his daughter of O’Reilly in the Memsie but Silent Achiever could only manage to finish six lengths away 11th behind Atlantic Jewel when blocked for a run in the straight.

Her campaign that prep was only fair and didn’t result in any top three runs, however Silent Achiever was a far better mare during the autumn.

She won back-to-back Ellerslie races at home to kick things off including the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) before travelling down under.

The awesome form continued in Sydney with Silent Achiever winning the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and then the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) next start at Rosehill for a rare double.

Her latest effort was then a fourth to The BMW runner-up It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes when dropped back down to 2000m, a mistake James won’t be repeating.

“I tried to do the same thing last year, but she is a stayer and it’s too hard to bring them back,” he told the Herald Sun.

A nice second over 1100m in a Taupo trial last week bought Silent Achiever forward fitness wise with Roger looking forward to her return on Aussie soil on the back of another gallop today.

“She had a fair old puff after the trial and I think it will bring her on nicely,” James said.

The 1400m first-up however is short of the mare’s preferred distance and so her Cambridge-based trainer is looking for a nice run but definitely not expecting a win.

She will be ridden by Damien Oliver first-up while her jockey from the autumn Nash Rawiller rides in Japan.

Rawiller will be back aboard the mare free to ride her wherever she runs this time in throughout the spring despite starting a four-month sting in Hong Kong next month.

It is shaping up as an awesome Memsie Stakes this year with other headliners including the Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change, Happy Trails on the Cox Plate path once again, Chris Waller’s triple Group 1 winner Boban and Gai Waterhouse’s last start Missile Stakes winner Sweet Idea.

Silent Achiever is nominated for all the majors this spring including the $3 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18 and the following weekends’ $3 million Cox Plate (2040m).

In Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au she pays $21 but leads futures Cox Plate odds at $11.

James isn’t sure if she’ll run in one, both or neither of those October features however on way to her ultimate goal – the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 4.

Silent Achiever currently pays $34 to win the Melbourne Cup 2014.

To back Silent Achiever first-up or in the early markets for the ‘Big Three’ spring showdowns, head over to Ladbrokes.com.au where your first investment will be matched by the house 100% up to $250 as a bonus welcome bet to kick things off on a high!

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