Silent Sedition to Try for Second Group 1 in Coolmore Classic
Certain horses seem to do better on certain tracks.
It has even led to an expression, “Horses for courses,” although we most frequently hear the term applied to professional golfers who prefer one variety of grass to another.
There is also another expression, “A man for all seasons,” used as a movie title and to describe someone who is adept at adapting to the demands of a changing world.
We now intend to mix those metaphors and offer you, “A horse for some seasons,” because that is what we need to describe Andrew Noblet trained Silent Sedition, a horse for one season, it would seem.
The five-year-old bay mare from War Chant x Fiorentina prefers to do her winning in autumn racing. To date, she has seven wins, six of them coming in the summer or autumn. Only once has she won in the spring. Her good results in autumn campaigns has her trainer pleased at her prospects for the Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes, aka the Coolmore Classic, aka the Coolmore Stud Classic (1500 m fillies and mares quality) weekend next at Rosehill racecourse.
Silent Sedition was the slightest bit unlucky in the race last year, drawing the 18th barrier, though not quite as unlucky as Omei Sword, the favourite that drew the widest of the wide at 19th.
Silent Sedition finished second by a nostril to Heavens above after winning her lead up, the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400 m) on her home turf of Caulfield. She won the Mannerism again this year and if she can draw decently this year, she could well add a second Group 1 win to her record to bookend the Group 1 William Reid Stakes she took at Moonee Valley in March of 2017.
Belying the “Horses for courses,” theory, she has run well not just in Victoria, but also NSW and South Australia.
Noblet just has to pay attention to the calendar and hope for a Favourable draw.