Noblet fancies Coolmore chances

13 March 2018 09:26:50 EST

Trainer Andrew Noblet believes with a shade more luck than last year, Silent Sedition can bring home the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill.

Last year Silent Sedition won the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes, but endured a tough run from barrier 18 before going down narrowly in last year's Coolmore Classic.

Noblet has given her the same lead-up in 2018 and is hoping to go one better, although much could depend on the barrier draw.

"Her run last year was sensational from that gate," Noblet said. "The extra 3kg, well when you win a Group I race, you're going to get it aren't you. Will it be detrimental to her? The proof will come on Saturday."

Noblet said Silent Sedition may not be a better horse for her second crack at the Coolmore Classic but he was thrilled with the five-year-old's work at Caulfield on Tuesday morning.

"I wouldn't say she's better," Noblet said. "She's settled down quite a bit and she looks super well. I couldn't be happier with her, put it that way.

"She had a few days down the beach to clock off after the Mannerism Stakes and freshen her a bit. She has come back from there and she's terrific.

"She worked at home with her normal track rider on Tuesday morning. She worked over 1000m and was very strong with her work and did well."

Silent Sedition is 9/1 to win the Coolmore Classic, with Egg Tart 6/1 and Heavens Above 16/1.

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