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Silent Achiever Wins Gr2 Schweppes Crystal Mile
Gr1 New Zealand Derby winner and last season's NZ Champion 3YO Silent Achiever (O'Reilly-Winning Spree, by Zabeel) scored by 0.75 lengths for trainer Roger James in the $220,000 Gr2 Schweppes Crystal Mile Handicap (1600m) for 3YO+ at WFA, over 8YO gelding Rangirangdoo (Pentire-She Wishes, by Kenfair) & 6YO gelding Solzhenitsyn (St. Petersburg-Tri Victory, by Victory Dance). Silent Achiever took her record to 6 wins (also including 2012 Gr1 ARC New Zealand Derby, Gr2 Avondale Guineas over 2100m at Ellerslie & Gr3 Waikato Guineas over 2000m at Te Rapa, plus the Gr2 Championship Stakes over 2100m at Ellerslie) & 3 placings (including the Gr1 Rosehill Guineas & Gr2 Eight Carat Classic) from 11 starts for in excess of A$600,000 earnings.