The Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 4 is the 2017 Autumn Carnival target for tough three year old Seaburge.
Seaburge was denied a Guineas win when he failed by a nose when second to Divine Prophet in the Group 1 $1m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 8 during the 2016 Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said that Seaburge has returned to training in great order and the Sebring colt will be given ever chance to claim an Australian Guineas victories.
Dabernig said that that his co-trainers of David and Ben Hayes have selected the Group 3 $150,000 C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 18 as Seaburge’s Autumn Carnival starting point.
“He’s going to kick off in the C S Hayes,” Dabernig said.
“He’s come back and looks great.”
Seaburge showed his potential during his two year old season with a win in the Group 2 $200,000 MSS Security Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington during the 2016 Autumn Carnival and even though he failed to win a race during the Spring Carnival, he showed enough to be a force during the this year’s Autumn Carnival.
As well as running second in the Caulfield Guineas, Seaburge showed that he could be competitive at weight for age against the older horses and was also runner up to Awesome Rock in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 5.
Seaburge could also be a lightweight chance in the Group 1 $3m Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 1, the first day of ‘The Championships’, and is marked as a $15 chance with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Seaburge has recorded two wins and three seconds from ten race starts and has earned $639,675 in prizemoney for his connections.