Wide alley no worries for Tristarc Stakes contender

Brad Waters - Thursday October 19

It only takes a quick flick through her form to see that the outside gate is not the worst draw in the world for Silent Sedition in Saturday's Group II Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Silent Sedition will start from the car park in Saturday's Tristarc Stakes.

Silent Sedition has started six of her 18 runs from barrier 10 or wider for four wins and two seconds, with that trait standing up at the highest level.

The Andrew Noblet-trained mare started from barrier 18 when she was narrowly beaten in the Group I Coolmore Classic (1500m) in Sydney in March and gate 10 of 12 in her Group I William Reid Stakes win (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

Silent Sedition drew barrier 18 bu will jump from barrier 16 after scratchings and those form pointers could be why some supported her from $6 into $5.50 in Sportsbet's early Tristarc Stakes market.

Another reason could simply be that she's a high-quality racehorse that has only missed a place three times in her career.

Her first-up fifth in the Group II Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington was one of those unplaced efforts but Noblet was thrilled with her effort to finish 1 ¾ lengths from the winner Keen Array.

"I think the Gilgai will be a good form race and it wasn't quite run to suit," Noblet said.

"They went steady for the first half and then they really took off. She's broken 33 (seconds) for the last three (furlongs – 600m) and she doesn't go much quicker than that so she's come back well.

"Against proven sprinters the first time down there (the straight), she got a little bit lost and I was really happy with her."

Noblet said the drop back to mares' grade on Saturday would help the daughter of War Chant but he noted the likes of Foxplay, Global Glamour and Zanbagh would provide Silent Sedition with a challenge.

"I know Saturday is going to be strong but she's back to mares' grade and done well since her first-up run," Noblet said.

"She worked over 1000(m) on the course proper (on Tuesday), worked really well and pulled up nicely.

"I can't fault her."

Katelyn Mallyon, who was aboard in Silent Sedition's William Reid Stakes win, will pilot the five-year-old on Saturday.

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