Noblet Goes Silent on Tattersall’s Tiara 2017 Bid

Caulfield’s Andrew Noblet has opted not to press onto next month’s 2017 Tattersall’s Tiara with his Group 1 winning mare Silent Sedition who has been sent for a spell ahead of a spring return.

Silent Sedition

Group 1 winner Silent Sedition will bypass the Tattersall’s Tiara in Queensland this winter in favour of a spring return targeting the 2017 Myer Classic. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Four-year-old War Chant mare Silent Sedition will not head up to Queensland for a shot at the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 24, opening up early markets on the fillies’ and mares’ showdown.

Silent Sedition won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in late March after a brave second when just nosed out of an earlier Group 1 win by Heavens Above in Rosehill’s Coolmore Classic (1500m).

She was last seen racing at Royal Randwick on April 8 during ‘The Championships’.

Brave in defeat, Silent Sedition ran just over a length away fourth behind Chris Waller’s exciting filly Foxplay in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

Original plans had Noblet eyeing the Tattersall’s Tiara in the sunshine state to round out his gun mare’s autumn – winter campaign.

On Wednesday morning however he opted to turn her out for a well-earned break in the paddock after she failed to fire in a piece of trackwork at home on Tuesday.

“We were looking at the Tiara but I wasn’t happy with her so I put her out,” Noblet told Racing Victoria.

“She just didn’t come back as good as I’d hoped so rather than go up there [to Queensland] half-hearted, we’ll wait until the spring.

“She had two weeks off after the Coolmore up in Sydney and she had a week sort of pre-training on the beach sort of half-spell, half-work and then came back here to get ready for that but I wasn’t happy with her work yesterday and so I’ve decided to pull the pin and she can go and have a rest for a month and be ready for the Myer in the spring time.”

The Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) takes place over the Flemington mile on Victoria Derby Day during the famous Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Noblet has also sent fellow mare Super Cash to the paddock after she finished a mid-field 10th when four lengths off the winner Secret Agenda in Adelaide’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) on May 6.

He plans to bring the rising five-year-old daughter of Written Tycoon back in the spring before retiring her at the end of next season.

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