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Andrew Noblet’s in-form filly Silent Sedition will continue her 2016 Australasian Oaks campaign heading towards the Adelaide feature via a run at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown this Saturday.
The Caulfield-based Noblet has long been eyeing a trip to Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday May 7 for a shot at the $400,000 Group 1 Australasian Schweppes Oaks (2000m) with his War Chant three-year-old Silent Sedition.
To date the up-and-comer has had six starts for two wins, a second and two thirds.
Her longest distanced win so far is only 1400m however when she made it two on the trot this time in to win the Listed Bendigo Guineas by one and three-quarter lengths on March 19.
That was Silent Sedition’s first black-type assignment since her brave fourth behind My Poppette in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) last October on Cox Plate Day.
She is against her own kind in non-stakes company again this weekend going up to a mile third-up in the $80,000 Super Vobis Three-Years-Old Fillies Handicap (1600m) looking to continue the winning streak.
Silent Sedition is allocated the 60kg top weight for Saturday’s assignment, but Noblet has engaged the services of apprentice jockey Dylan Dunn with claims open on the race.
Dunn has a 2kg metropolitan claim that gives Silent Sedition a bit of weight relief.
He comes into the race in top form too having won two races at Mornington last Saturday as well as dead-heating in a third on the card.
Dunn also recently rode his maiden stakes winner partnering Leebaz in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on March 26.
Silent Sedition’s performance this weekend will help determine whether Noblet presses ahead with plans to extend her out to 2000m in the Australasian Oaks in South Australia next month.
All going well she will have her first Adelaide start in the traditional Oaks lead-up running in the $120,000 Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville on April 23.
“The preparation is panning out well for her and every run will tell a bit more,” Noblet told AAP this week.
“She was obviously strong at the end of her last start (over 1400 metres) and she’s back to a three-year-old fillies race on Saturday so it looks a nice race for her.
“She’s had one go at a mile last preparation and I thought she was good. So I’m pretty confident she’ll be no worries at a mile any way.”
There was a bumper 46 early entries taken for the Super Vobis 3YO Fillies Handicap this weekend, Noblet also nominating for Street Sense filly Ensuing who won on debut last start over 1400m at Bendigo on March 30.
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