Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Silent Achiever will try to make it three successive Group One weight-for-age wins in Sydney with trainer Roger James confirming she will run in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The New Zealand mare was also entered for the Sydney Cup but the prospect of another wet track at Randwick on Saturday was a determining factor.

James said it would not be fair to run her over 3200 metres in the Cup on a heavy surface so the decision was made to aim at the shorter Queen Elizabeth (2000m).

The $4 million Queen Elizabeth is worth four times as much as the $1 million Sydney Cup but James says that is not the main consideration.

“The 3200 metres on a wet track could be too taxing,” James said.

“But the Queen Elizabeth is going to be a very hard race. She tried to win it last year coming back from the 2400 metres of the BMW and didn’t.

“And there will be some new horses like the ones coming out of the Doncaster for the Queen Elizabeth which makes it even harder.”

Silent Achiever finished a close second to three-year-old Fiveandahalfstar in the 2013 BMW then ran fourth in the Queen Elizabeth.

But the addition of blinkers this autumn has been a master stroke with the mare unbeaten in four starts, three at Group One level including the Ranvet and BMW.

Nash Rawiller has chosen to ride her in the Queen Elizabeth over Royal Descent, second in the Doncaster as part of a Chris Waller-trained first four.

Doncaster winner Sacred Falls, fourth placed Hawkspur and 2011 Queen Elizabeth winner My Kingdom Of Fife are Waller’s likely runners.

The trainer said third placed Weary would not run having performed beyond expectations in his first Australian campaign since coming from France.

“I don’t think he’s a weight-for-age horse yet,” Waller said.

Heading the market is a horse owned by the Queen for whom the race is named.

Silent Achiever nabbed Carlton House in the Ranvet to win by a half head and is the second favourite.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Young jockeys future riding career in doubt

The immediate riding career, and perhaps future riding career of Sydney’s champion apprentice Robbie Dolan is at the cross roads....

Watch 📺 Best thing beaten you have ever seen?

Oh, this just has to be seen to be believed. Sadly, actually, you won’t get to see a great deal...

Jamie Kah lands 1000 milestone win

A late double at the Sale meeting transferred to Pakenham on Wednesday has provided Jamie Kah with her 1000th career victory....

Kentucky Derby winner returns positive drug test

Las weekends Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has returned a positive drug test and could be disqualified from the race....

Watch 📺 Jockey stops riding and gets beat

Punters who backed Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday will be furious of the ride of Stacey Metcalfe. Exalted...

Watch 📺 Jockey cops big fine for exuberant celebration

Who doesn’t love seeing sports people celebrate? All of us, right? Hmm, think again. The stewards at Warrnambool of Day...

Bizarre story behind jockeys eight year ban

It is the bizarre case of Daniel Jack Smith. Smith was disqualified for eight years after being found guilty of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or