Trainer Andrew Noblet and jockey Katelyn Mallyon notched their first ever Group One winners when the quality mare edged out a classy field in the feature under lights at the Valley.
In better going with cover throughout, Silent Sedition was able to make up for an unlucky last start photo finish second in the Coolmore Classic with a triumph in open company.
It was a training triumph for Caulfield based horseman Andrew Noblet, switching the mare back to Melbourne after a 1500 metre Group One race in Sydney.
“She’s an absolute ripper,” Noblet said. “I didn’t expect too much tonight to be honest, coming back from a mile and coming back from Sydney so to do that is quite unbelievable.”
“After she came home she’d done so well I said to the owner she would need another run and this looked the only suitable race to fit.”
“She’d only been to the Valley once before and ran fourth and she’s never finished worse than fourth in her life – she’s an unbelievable talent this mare.”
An emotional Katelyn Mallyon lived out a childhood dream capturing her first win at racing’s elite level extending the success of a famous racing family.
“I just can’t believe it,” a beaming Mallyon said. “I’m just so thrilled.”
“I’m just so glad I’ve been about to win a Group One for the Mallyon name – one so rich in racing history.”
“She is such a wonderful ride – she fights like a tiger. She doesn’t want to get beaten and there’s big things in store for her.”
The William Reid Stakes win is a great result for Silent Sedition’s owner Tom Curnow of Aqua Trained Thoroughbreds.
Curnow has been a regular visitor to the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale and secured Silent Sedition in 2014 for $45,000. As it stands she’s now won almost $1 million.
Over recent years Curnow has purchased a number of quality gallopers from Perth including group winners Sistine Angel and Sistine Demon.
Silent Sedition capped a massive week for her breeder, popular Bussleton horsewoman Ellie Giles.
Giles, who has bred many stars over the years from her Korilya Stud, bred both stakes winners at Bunbury on Sunday and then capped a magical six days with a Group One triumph tonight.
At last month’s Perth Yearling Sale Giles, working closely with her friends from Amelia Park, sold the Gingerbread Man half brother to Silent Sedition for $170,000. The buyer, Tom Curnow.
Meanwhile, the offers are already rolling in for exciting youngster Doubt I’m Dreaming who scored an auspicious debut win in the listed Valley Pearl earlier in the night.
Prepared by John McArdle, the son of Not a Single Doubt couldn’t have been more impressive streaking clear late over a field of stakes performed youngsters.
A $210,000 purchase from the draft of Milburn Creek at last June’s Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, Doubt I’m Dreaming was the subject of offers after an impressive trial a week ago.
“It will have to take a fairly big offer now,” McArdle told potential buyers of the strapping colt – who set a class record in winning his debut.
“He put them away pretty easy,” winning rider Jamie Mott said. “I think he could get to the top level.”
Winner: Silent Sedition
Breeding: War Chant-Fiorentina (Dubai Destination)
Race: MVRC William Reid Stakes G1 (1200m)
Sold for: $45,000
Sale: 2014 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale
Vendor: Korilya Stud
Buyer: Aqua Trained Thoroughbreds
Owner(s): Aqua Trained Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: TF Curnow)
Trainer: Andrew Noblet (Caulfield)