New Zealand mare Silent Achiever has caused a weight-for-age upset with a last-stride win in the Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.
In a stirring finish involving Carlton House, Silent Achiever put a winning stride in at the post to snatch the Group One from the Queen’s horse.
“I felt all week we were a far better chance than we were rated,” Silent Achiever’s trainer Roger James said.
Carlton House made the running with Silent Achiever sitting second as the two favourites Fiorente and It’s A Dundeel settled midfield.
Under Kerrin McEvoy, Carlton House gave a strong kick but Silent Achiever rallied late for Nash Rawiller to gain the photo.
Silent Achiever started at $14 with Carlton House an $8 chance.
A home-straight showdown between weight-for-age heavyweights Fiorente and It’s A Dundeel never appeared likely.
It was left to It’s A Dundeel ($3) to take the minor placing.