Hayes & Dabernig Focus Attention on 2015 Melbourne Autumn Carnival

February 4, 2015

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Hayes & Dabernig Focus Attention on 2015 Melbourne Autumn Carnival

David Hayes’ newly formed training partnership with Tom Dabernig has already racked up more than 100 winners.

Haybah (inside) will lead the charge for David Hayes & Tom Dabernig at Sandown on Saturday.

Haybah (inside) will lead the charge for David Hayes & Tom Dabernig at Sandown on Saturday. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Locked in battle for a metropolitan premiership with Darren Weir, the pair will focus all their initial autumn attentions in Melbourne, which means you shouldn’t expect to see any star runners from the Lindsay Park stables until March.

“I’m locked in battle with Darren Weir for the premiership and that’s why I have a focus on Melbourne. We have a very good team but until the Flemington carnival will be focusing on our backyard rather than coming up there,” Hayes told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“It makes more sense to do that. We will bring up the ones that are in form for the Golden Slipper carnival and the Championships but until then we won’t have that many runners in Sydney.”

Hayes & Dabernig will focus on the Melbourne Autumn Carnival for the next six weeks before starting to consider Sydney’s big races like the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 21 and The Championships in April.

While Hayes is adamant Sydney is not on his mind at the moment, he couldn’t help but reveal plans to run Black Caviar’s three-quarter sister Sistonic in the Group 1 Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 21.

Sistonic remains unbeaten from her two starts and will next be seen in the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on February 20.

“She will have her next run in the Typhoon Tracy and then races like the Newmarket [Handicap] and Galaxy are there for her,” Hayes said.

“But as I said our focus is our backyard at the moment, but we are looking at Sydney and planning for it.”

The training duo will kick off the autumn prelude meeting at Sandown this Saturday, saddling seven horses across the nine races, including two in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m).

More Than That will make his debut in the race with Michael Walker in the saddle while impressive filly Haybah will be partnered by Stephen Baster.

Haybah was a fast finishing second to Fontiton in the Group 3 Blue Diamond fillies Preview (1000m) at Sandown on January 26.

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