Stradbroke 2012 then Spring Sprints for Sea Siren

May 15, 2012

Stradbroke 2012 then Spring Sprints for Sea Siren

BTC Cup winner Sea Siren will head straight to the paddock following the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap ahead of a spring campaign that will feature two major sprint targets.

Sea Siren

Sea Siren will be targeted for spring's feature Group 1 springs following the Brisbane Carnival

The John O’Shea-trained filly showed her talent on Saturday when beating a host of older horses to take top honours in the Group 1 $500,000 event and much bigger things are to come.

In store for the Fastnet Rock filly in Melbourne’s Spring Carnival are the Group 1 Manikato Stakes and Patinack Farm Classic before a possible trip overseas for the Hong Kong International Sprint.

The targets come on the back of the BTC Cup victory that even surprised her trainer O’Shea in what was her first attempt at Group level racing.

“Fair to say she exceeded expectations,” O’Shea said.

“Every time we’ve asked her to step up to the plate she’s been able to do it, but I’ve got to admit I was surprised to see the time she ran.”

Saturday’s win has seen the up-and-coming star allocated 52.5kg for the Stradbroke Handicap on June 9, a weight which O’Shea believes is fair.

“It’s about what I expected … it’s three kilograms below weight-for-age,” O’Shea said.

“My only concern is the potential for a penalty if she wins the Doomben 10,000.”

The next challenge for Sea Siren comes on Saturday week when she will contest the Group 1 $650,000 Doomben 10,000 (1350m).

She currently stands as $6.50 second favourite to take out the event behind Queensland star sprinter Buffering $3.70.

But the Robert Heathcote-trained gelding may not even line up in the 10,000 as he is still struggling with the stone bruise that saw him scratched from Saturday’s BTC Cup.

Heathcote said he would need to resume light training by Thursday and have a solid hit-out on Saturday to be any chance of getting to the starting line.

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