Stable star Famous Seamus has shown trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith he is ready for his upcoming Brisbane campaign with a barrier trial win at Hawkesbury.
Famous Seamus is at his best on firm surfaces.
He pleased his trainer with his 1000m-trial win at Hawkesbury on Monday and will follow a similar path to two years ago when he beat Spirit Of Boom and Buffering to win the Group One BTC Cup (1200m).
"He'll start out in the Victory Stakes on Saturday week then go to the BTC Cup and the Doomben 10,000," Mayfield-Smith said.
"But he won't be going to the Stradbroke this time."