Classy filly Seabrook may have cost herself a prominent placing in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick earlier this month with her curiosity, but her trainer Mick Price believes the filly can make amends in Saturday’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes.
Seabrook was expected to be one of the horses to beat in the Sires’ following her eye-catching run for fifth in the Golden Slipper Stakes last month but she barely got warm after losing her focus before the jump.
“She kangaroo-hopped out of barrier one looking at the starter on his ladder and she was never on the bridle thereafter even though she got beaten a couple of lengths,” Price said on Monday.
“I haven’t been able to fault the horse physically. She’s thrived in Sydney. She’s a sound, tough filly out of a Don Eduardo mare so I think the mile (1600m) will be OK.
“I can’t see that she’s had enough, but she will be spelling after Saturday no matter the result.
“She will be working with Not A Single Cent – Ciaron Maher’s horse – on the course proper there tomorrow over 1000 metres and if she works sub-standard she may go to the paddock, but she’s thriving at this stage.”