Sydney jockey Tim Clark has been booked to ride last-start Caulfield winner Derryn in his Sydney debut.
Tom Dabernig, who trains in partnership with David and Ben Hayes, said the Lindsay Park stable intends starting Derryn in the Group Three Up And Coming Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
They will also accept with Derryn in the Listed McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley as a precaution against wet weather.
Derryn is being aimed at the Group One Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 10.
“He’ll probably go to Sydney with the view to the Golden Rose but we might dual-accept with him at Moonee Valley on the same day just in case we got a shocking track up there or a bad gate,” Dabernig said.
“He’s our Golden Rose horse but a lot will be dependent on the weather.”
Derryn returned from a break with an impressive 1000m win at Caulfield on July 30 and is likely to be the stable’s only three-year-old representative in Sydney in the coming weeks.
But Lindsay Park does have a strong arsenal of three-year-olds gearing up for the spring.
“With the three-year-olds we’ll have a few double-ups in the early races but as we go along I think they’ll sort themselves out,” Dabernig said.
“We’ll keep an eye on possible Sydney races but we will concentrate more on Melbourne, our home base, before the Sydneysiders come down for the carnival.”
Irish-bred former Hong Kong galloper Dibayani could be Sydney bound for the Group Two Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on September 3.
His main early spring goal is the Group One Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 3.
Dibayani returned with a second to Sooboog in the Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington on August 6.
Dabernig said again the weather would guide the stable whether Dibayani made his way to Sydney for his next start.
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