Silent Sedition Scores Tough Win In Summoned Stakes

Silent Sedition was forced to do plenty of work, but she was still able to get the job done in the 2016 Summoned Stakes at Ladbrokes Park this afternoon.

Craig Williams elected to roll forward in the early stages of the Summoned Stakes and Silent Sedition was caught in a slightly tricky position, which forced her to do plenty of work in the early stages of the race.

Leader Sweet Redemption gave a good kick at the top of the straight and gave Silent Sedition a real fight, but the classy mare proved too strong in the final stages of the Summoned Stakes.

Williams admitted after the race that not everything went to plan for Silent Sedition in the Summoned Stakes and he believes that there was plenty of merit in her victory.

“We looked as though we were going to get a perfect position, but by the time that I was able to get across the leaders went to the rail and two kicked up inside of me and I couldn’t get across,” Williams said.

“She has done a really good job – she had to carry the maximum weight today, she had to handle the wide barrier draw and credit to Andrew Noblet and his team.

“It is great to win the last race of the Spring Carnival in Melbourne.”

Silent Sedition started her 2016 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with a close second behind the talented Sheidel in the Group 3 Cape Grim Beef Steaks (1200m) at Caulfield on October 8 and she was close again behind Artistry on Melbourne Cup Day and trainer Andrew Noblet was delighted to see her return to winning form in the Summoned Stakes.

Noblet revealed that Silent Sedition will be sent to the spelling paddock and he is confident that still has improvement left in her ahead of her autumn campaign.

“She has had a great prep this time in,” Noblet said.

“Her first run at Caulfield was great and the other day at Flemington she didn’t have much luck.

“A good ride today from an awkward gate and she saluted.

“We will give her a break now.

“She had a little bit of a setback before this prep and we had a late start to it.

“We did think about Perth, but we won’t go there and we will save her for the autumn.

“We will see how she comes back and place her well.

“She will be competitive wherever she goes – she has a great record and she tries hard.

“She is a good little mare.”

Sweet Redemption ran very well to finish second at a juicy price and Extensible made up plenty of ground after not having a great deal of luck in the straight.

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