The Lindsay Park team will have three runners across the two Group One Guineas races at Caulfield from an original 11 hopefuls.
Tom Dabernig, who trains in partnership with David and Ben Hayes, said Seaburge had been set for Saturday’s race following his victory in the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Flemington in March.
Seaburge has had three runs this campaign, finishing on the placegetters’ heels in all three runs, once over 1200m with the past two at 1400m, the latest when fourth behind Sacred Elixir in the Guineas Prelude on September 24.
Wearing winkers instead of blinkers at his last run, the colt was less than a length from the winner.
“He loomed up and I thought he was nearly going to win so maybe over the mile on a different tempo he might be able to travel for a bit longer,” Dabernig said.
“He’s been getting back a bit so you would think over the mile he will travel a length or two closer.”
Mark Zahra will again ride Seaburge on Saturday.
Dabernig is excited at the prospects of Harlow Gold who will be lining up for her fifth race start on Saturday, chasing a third straight win.
Apprentice Regan Bayliss, who has ridden the filly in her four starts, retains the mount.
Dabernig said syndicator Wylie Dalziel, who has had a long association with Bayliss, is happy to have the apprentice on for the Group One race.
Harlow Gold has been kept fresh since her win at Caulfield over 1600m on September 17.
“One thing with her she has dropped the bit over 1400 (metres) and a mile and when she has won she has won by a good margin and was going away from them after the line,” Dabernig said.
Sebring Dream, to be ridden by Michael Walker, hasn’t enjoyed a lot of luck in her two lead-up runs, finishing fifth on both occasions.
The filly was beaten less than two lengths in the Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on September 24.
“She lost her position a little bit coming into the corner but was quite good late,” Dabernig said.
“She’s gone on nicely since and hopefully luck will be on her side for a change.”