Trainer Mick Price stars return as Caulfield stable builds towards spring assault


MICK Price’s 4 Group 1 winners from this season have all returned to his stables after the return of Hiyaam on Monday.

Hiyaam gained The Vinery Stakes and Price believes she is a perfect Caulfield Cup prospect.

Price stated Hiyaam had obtained over a foot abscess in pre-training on the Sydney stables of Gabbie Englebrecht however had recovered.

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“She’s going to be a lightweight Caulfield Cup contender. She’s got to come up as a four-year-old mare after running against fillies but horses do that and I’m hoping she can,” Price stated.

Price stated Hiyaam, who completed second within the ATC Oaks at her final begin would resume in a 1600m or perhaps a 2000m race.

She joins Australian Guineas winner Grunt, the Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss and the Champagne Stakes winner Seabrook at Price’s Caulfield stables.

Price can’t recover from the bodily enchancment in Grunt which he places right down to being spelled after his Australian Guineas win.

“He was a lightly framed Kiwi type as a three-year-old who won four of his five starts due to his talent and his toughness. He’s really improved.”

Price stated the Cox Plate could be Grunt’s most important purpose.

He stated that was additionally an choice for his three-year-old filly Seabrook if she gained the One Thousand Guineas which was her most important spring purpose.

“She looks fantastic. She’ll resume in August over 1200m at Caulfield.”

Price is setting Mighty Boss for the Toorak Handicap.

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