The Sportsman Weekend - - News - ADAM SHERRY

CAULFIELD trainer Mick Price is look­ing for a big fin­ish to the spring from his classy filly Seabrook when she tack­les the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) to­mor­row.

De­spite not hav­ing won in four starts this cam­paign, Price has been more than happy with the filly and a strong work­out at Sandown this week showed him Seabrook is ready to run an­other big race.

“She hasn’t put a foot wrong this prepa­ra­tion,” Price said.

“She worked nicely at Sandown ear­lier this week. I ex­pect her to give a good ac­count of her­self.

“Draw­ing 10 12 isn’t ideal and Damien (Oliver) will just have to nav­i­gate the right course with her.”

The daugh­ter of Hinch­in­brook re­sumed with a third in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes be­fore head­ing to Syd­ney to con­test 1 Golden Rose.

Af­ter run­ning the worst race of her ca­reer in fin­ish­ing seven lengths be­hind The Au­tumn Sun, she was found to be suf­fer­ing from the thumps which ex­plained the per­for­mance.

Seabrook has shown she has taken no ill ef­fects from that by fin­ish­ing a length and a half third to Am­phitrite in the Group 1 Thou­sand Guineas at Caulfield be­fore a sixth to Shil­le­lagh in the Group 1 Empire Rose at Flem­ing­ton.

“When you travel horses, some­times things can go wrong and it did for her in the Golden Rose,” Price said.

“Other than the Golden Rose run, she has per­formed very well and had ex­cuses in Syd­ney.

“I thought she was un­lucky in the Thou­sand Guineas and last start in the Empire Rose, she got into a lit­tle bit of trou­ble on straight­en­ing.

“I don’t think she would have won any­way but could fin­ished third or fourth.

“It’s hard for fil­lies to beat the older mares.

“Back to her own age to­mor­row and the 1600m is good for her.”

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