Melbourne’s Andrew Noblet is hoping to add to his Group 1 tally heading to Adelaide this season with his smart mare Super Cash aimed at the 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes in May.
Noblet enjoyed his first elite level win with the ultra-consistent Silent Sedition on March 24, the mare taking out Moonee Valley’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).
She was defeated in Sydney last Saturday as the beaten favourite running a gallant fourth to Foxplay in the Group 2 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.
Immediate plans have Silent Sedition heading for a spell, but Noblet hasn’t ruled out a 2017 Stradbroke Handicap bid in Brisbane for her this winter.
He is also gearing up another of his nice mares for a Group 1 target in the coming weeks, Super Cash on track for a Morphettville run on May 6 in the $1 million Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m).
Noblet has had one previous starter in the weight-for-age race for fillies and mares, running second, and hopes to go one better in 2017 with his Group 2 winning daughter of Written Tycoon.
Four-year-old Super Cash defeated Myer Classic winning filly I Am A Star on February 11 for her biggest turf triumph to date in Caulfield’s Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m).
It was an upset win in the short-distance sprint that also featured subsequent triple TJ Smith Stakes winning champ Chautauqua (3rd).
Last start Super Cash raced down the famous Flemington straight on ‘Super Saturday’ in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).
Her eighth to upset winner Redkirk Warrior was better than it reads on paper, the mare beaten only three lengths in the $1.25 million feature.
Noblet is looking at a final Melbourne run with Super Cash on April 22 at home at Caulfield before heading to South Australia for the Robert Sangster.
“She might run at Caulfield on the 22nd of April but if we don’t run there she will go straight to Adelaide but we will make call in the next week,” Noblet told Racing Victoria.
Apprentice Ben Allen had the ride on Super Cash in the Newmarket with her Rubiton Stakes winning jockey Katelyn Mallyon on suspension.
Mallyon is yet to ride a Robert Sangster Stakes starter, but is expected to renew associations with Super Cash in the million dollar feature next month.
Pre-nomination Robert Sangster Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained English ($4.50) who was last seen being run down late by Chautauqua in her TJ Smith Stakes second.
Waterhouse chases a second Robert Sangster success after her earlier win with Driefontein in 2014.
I Am A Star is at $6 for the win, along with Noblet’s unlikely runner Silent Sedition, just ahead of the Lindsay Park-trained Oakleigh Plate winner Sheidel ($7).
Super Cash is also under $10 in futures Robert Sangster Stakes betting paying $9 for the win, equal with Mick Price’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes winner from last Saturday in Sydney Secret Agenda.