The upcoming NZB Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs received another significant pedigree update on the weekend with Silent Achiever (NZ) (O'Reilly x Winning Spree, by Zabeel) winning the A$220,000 Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m).
Silent Achiever (pictured Racepix Vic) was crowned New Zealand's Champion 3YO last season with five wins last season headlined by her victory in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby.
She will be represented by a half-brother by Sakhee's Secret at Lot 399 in the Ready to Run Sale on 20 & 21 November at Karaka.
Trained by Roger James, Silent Achiever resumed with a fourth placing at Te Rapa earlier this month and was taken straight to Australia off the back of that performance.
In a distance considered well short of her best by her trainer, Silent Achiever claimed her first Australian victory in Saturday's Group 2. Settling last in the seven-horse field with jockey James McDonald in the saddle, the four-year-old was five wide on the turn and raced clear in the final 100 metres to win by a comfortable three-quarters-of-a-length.
New Zealand horses secured a trifecta in the race with Karaka graduates Rangirangdoo (Pentire) and Solzhenitsyn (St. Petersburg) running into second and third place.