Next month’s Coolmore Legacy (1600m) shapes as the logical race for Silent Sedition to break her Sydney maiden but trainer Andrew Noblet hasn’t ruled out a tilt at the Doncaster Mile (1600m) after the star mare’s slashing third in Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill.

A year after her narrow defeat at the hands of Heavens Above in the 2017 edition of the race, the daughter of War Chant carried the equal 57.5kg top weight under Craig Williams to finish a gallant third in the $600,000 feature, only a head off winner Daysee Doom and fellow Victorian mare Oregan’s Day.

Noblet was delighted with the performance and reported on Sunday morning that Silent Sedition had bounced through the run with no ill effect.

“She was always going to be in the finish with the sort of run that she had, although Craig said she didn’t step away as well as what she normally does so she was probably a little further back in the run that what we anticipated,” Noblet said.

“She had three kilograms more than last year so I thought it was a great effort.

“She’s pulled up very well this morning.

“She had a good play in the sand roll after her swim so she’s definitely feeling well.”

Silent Sedition returned to Melbourne after last year’s Coolmore defeat to win the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley before another trip to Sydney for the Coolmore Legacy (1600m) during The Championships, in which she finished a length behind Foxplay.

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Noblet said a change to the program ruled out Friday night’s William Reid as an option this year, with the Caulfield horseman to monitor the mare's condition over the next fortnight before deciding whether she next tackles the $3 million Doncaster on April 7 or waits another week for the $1 million Coolmore Legacy (1600m).

The five-year-old has been allocated 52.5kg in the Doncaster and would carry 57kg against her own sex under the weight-for-age conditions of the Coolmore Legacy.

“She’s still in the Doncaster and she’s got 52 kilograms so it’s an option but more than likely she’ll head to the Queen of the Turf (Coolmore Legacy) the following week,” he said.

“Back at weight-for-age will suit her more than yesterday’s race I think.

“But we’ll just get her home now, she’s back on the float tonight, and she’ll probably spend a week down the beach to unwind before she comes back into the stable.

“With the month between runs, she’ll need at least one decent hit-out so whether that’s a trial or a gallop between races somewhere, we’ll just have a think over the next week.”


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