All Silent Set to Start in 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival

July 19th, 2010

Grahame Begg’s classy sprinter All Silent has two Group 1 races on the cards in this year’s 2010 Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne.

The six-year-old Belong To Me gelding took out the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) on Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington last year before heading to Hong Kong and falling short in the Hong Kong Sprint.

All Silent finished eighth to Sacred Kingdom in the prestigious international 1200m event before returning home to Australia.

In his first up run in March the gelding then ran a lacklustre 11th to Wanted in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington, but has been working hard to improve when he returns to the track this spring.

Part-owner Neville Begg has said All Silent will have a fairly quiet spring campaign naming just two feature races for the top galloper.

First up All Silent will target the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse in September before heading to Flemington for the final Cup Carnival meeting where he will attempt back-to-back wins in the Patinack Farm Classic.

All Silent has enjoyed eight wins from his 21 career starts to date for nearly $1.6 million in prizemoney.

In other Cup Carnival news leading Randwick-based trainer Gai Waterhouse has unveiled another Spring Carnival runner in rising three-year-old Crossbow.

The talented young Redoute’s Choice gelding won on debut at Rosehill over the weekend, with Waterhouse declaring Melbourne Spring Racing plans for the promising runner.