Top trainer getting back into the swing of higher fitness levels, I have backed Our Ivanhoe in the Cups, nice strong horse and distances are not
an issue, just gotta peak 100% fit on the day.....Jim
Freedman’s stable notes
Nordic Flight (4yo ch h Adlerflug x Norwegian Pride)
He’s a young German horse that has been with us for about six months. He got injured in the paddock early on which was probably a blessing needed time to acclimatise. He’s had a jump out he’ll have another one this week and is probably two to three weeks off a race.
Tom Melbourne (5yo b g Dylan Thomas X Roshanak)
He had a good preparation up until his last run in the Mornington Cup, we’re not convinced he’s a mile-and-a-half horse. I think he’s going to be really suited here at Pinecliff, last preparation at Flemington he tended to heat up a bit but he’s much more relaxed here.
Sarrasin (4yo b h Monsun x Sand River)
He arrived earlier in the year and we had him up and going at Flemington but he had a minor viral setback so we stopped him. He’s had a six-week break and looks much better for it, he’s on track for spring but is still a month or so away from a trial but he’s a beautiful horse.
Shimrano (4yo h Monsun x Shimrana)
He arrived from France about three weeks ago out of quarantine and has been at Pinecliff for about a week. He’s settled in really well and we’re really happy with him. He’s still very immature and this prep will really strengthen him, his next prep could be very good.
Guardini (5yo g h Dalakhani x Guantana)
He won well in Sydney but we decided to stop with him after that to focus on spring so he’s had a good winter break. He’s been back in work for three weeks and looks great and he showed he really turned the corner last preparation. He’s a good horse.
Our Ivanhowe (6yo b h Soldier Hollow x Indigo Girl)
He flew straight home after the Doomben Cup win and was back here to spell. We learnt a lot about him last prep and this place has really been the secret to him. He was very unlucky prior to the Doomben Cup and if luck goes his way this spring he will be a big player