Freedman can't wait until Doctor Fremantle blows in
Lee Freedman is looking forward to the arrival of new stable acquisition Doctor Fremantle next month.
The Sadler’s Wells entire, formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute, is one of four horses recently purchased in England by the Freedman stable.
"Doctor Fremantle is in quarantine in England and he should be out here in mid-December," Freedman said.
"And the other horses will arrive about a month after him.
"Doctor Fremantle is a very highly-rated horse. He has a 123 Timeform rating."
Doctor Fremantle ran fourth to New Approach in the 2008 English Derby (2424m) at Epsom with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.
He is a Group Two winner of the Princess Of Wales Stakes (2414m) beating Alwaary and Schiaparelli in July this year.
The horse has won twice at Group Three level in the Chester Vase (2474m) in May last year and the Huxley Stakes (2080m) in May this year.
Meanwhile, Group One AJC The Metropolitan (2400m) winner Speed Gifted will be put back into work early next month after pulling up with sore feet after the Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley where he finished 12th to So You Think.
"He was quite sore after the Cox Plate but he’s spelling. His feet are good again now. He’s had a bit of chiropractic work and he’s a week or two away from being 100 per cent sound," Freedman said.
"Then he’ll go back into work some time in early December just to see where we get to.
"But at this stage I’m looking at a light prep, third-up into The BMW or something like that."
By Mark Ryan