Sea Siren is being set for a globetrotting mission that WA owner Keith Biggs hopes will lead to a lucrative sale price at the end of next winter.
Biggs' pre-race concerns that the Flemington straight may not have been ideal for the sprint star were realised when she was beaten by Mental in the Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) on Saturday.
But he was far from disappointed in the daughter of Fastnet Rock and immediately outlined his bold plans to take on the world rather than head to Perth for the Group 1 Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on November 24.
The John O'Shea-trained Sea Siren's immediate target will be the $1.87 million Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on December 9, and she is also likely to start in the William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley next year before an assault on Royal Ascot.
"The plan is she'll go to Hong Kong," Biggs said. "There's not a lot (of opposition) in Hong Kong at present, so we'll go for that sprint race third-up and then probably come back and have a spell and then run in the William Reid.
"Hopefully, now that she's gone all right up the straight, she'll go to Royal Ascot.
"If she wins there she will be on the market. They offered $11 million for Black Caviar after she won there and this is a Fastnet Rock."
It is understood Biggs knocked back an offer for Sea Siren of about $2 million before she won last month's Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Biggs said jockey Jim Cassidy was confident having run down the Flemington straight on Saturday would prove a bonus for her Royal Ascot bid.
"Jimmy just said one run down the straight and Royal Ascot will be good," he said."John has always said that she's a couple of lengths better horse around the bends."
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