Murray Bridge horseman John Hickmott played an integral part in the first winner for Sunday Silence sire Silent Action on Thursday.
Hickmott stands Silent Action at All State Racing & Breeding Farms and also bred, part-owns and trains Quiet Chat who opened her sire’s account in the Carlton Draught Maiden Plate (1200m) at her home track.
Quiet Chat (3f Silent Action – Just Chatting by Akhadan) was racing for the third time after promising efforts at Oakbank and Murray Bridge in December. She sat fourth before jockey Joe Bowditch took a rails run in the straight to score by a neck.
John Singleton bred Silent Action when he sent Nance Chrissie (Bluebird) to Japan in August 2000 to be mated with Sunday Silence. Her older half-sister was champion filly November Rain (Estaminet).
It was the third year in a row Japan’s super sire had served Australian mares to southern hemisphere time. In 1998 Singleton dispatched Joie Denise to Sunday Silence and she produced Group 1 winning racehorse and broodmare Sunday Joy.
In 1999 Arrowfield sent Duelling Girl to the Shadai Stallion Station champion and she foaled international stakes winner and sire Keep The Faith.
Silent Action won five races in Adelaide when trained by Hickmott’s son Michael. He stands for a $2,000 service fee at All State Racing & Breeding Farms.
– Karl Patterson