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Schweppes Oaks runner-up Silent Sedition is nearing a return from injury and her trainer Andrew Noblet has the Myer Classic 2016 in mind for the smart filly.
The rising four-year-old daughter of War Chant boasts a consistent record of three wins, three thirds and two thirds from nine career runs to date.
Winner of the Bendigo Guineas in March, she travelled to Adelaide in the autumn and enjoyed her biggest win so far at Morphettville on April 23 in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m).
Showing an affinity for the extra metres she then stepped up in distance and class on May 7 for the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) and finished only a quarter-length away second to Abbey Marie.
Silent Sedition suffered a minor injury as she was stepping up her work ahead of the spring, but work on the water-walker has seen her improve notably over the past few weeks.
Noblet remains confident the soon-to-be mare can make a full recovery in time to come back for a shot at the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day, November 29.
“She had a small setback when she went out [to spell]. She hurt her back,” Noblet told Racing Victoria this week.
“So we left her out and gave her another month.
“She’s a bit behind, but she got the all-clear last week, all recovered.
“She just needs a bit of the water-walker, so she’s another 2-3 weeks away from coming back into the stables.”
Noblet has saddled-up just the one Myer Classic runner to date without success and the last four-year-old to hold off the older mares in the race was Appearance (2012) trained by the late Guy Walters.
Also gearing up for the spring from Noblet’s Caulfield stables is the Group 1 performed Super Cash who also had her last run at Morphettville in early May.
The Written Tycoon three-year-old ran sixth in the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m), beaten only one and a half lengths, with her last victory being at Flemington in March in Black-Type company over 1100m.
She will make her spring debut in the coming weeks after returning to Noblet on Thursday.
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