The partnership of Lee and Anthony Freedman might be relatively new, but the stable's philosophy is based on a return to the old, successful philosophies.
Godolphin now has one of the leading contenders for the final Group 1 win of the Australian racing season and it has champion trainer Lee Freedman to thank for it.
Exciting French galloper Guardini is the latest high-profile import set to join the Freedman stable, but not before he embarks on an ambitious European summer campaign.
The Freedman brothers' good judgement of a yearling and their ability to buy "value for money" was again emphasised when Nicoscene won the Group 2 William Hill Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Strykum made amends for a disappointing debut when she showed a smart turn of speed to win the Drink Driving? Grow Up Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville on May 2.
The Lee and Anthony Freedman stable has had one of its most successful weekends of the season.
Lee Freedman broke a 25-year drought as mudlark Authoritarian led all the way to prevail in the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Lee and Anthony Freedman's German import Our Ivanhowe took a significant step towards his Australian debut with a jumpout at Flemington on Friday morning.
She won Anthony Freedman a car last year and on Friday night Minaj gets the chance to secure one for the other member of her training team, Lee Freedman.
Season In Review
(for season 2014-15, as at June 15)
Metropolitan (Vic): 17
Provincial (Vic): 36
Strike rate (national): 19.06%
Group 2: Hazard, Nicoscene
Group 3: Hazard, Java
Listed: Authoritarian, Nozomi, Reparations (2), Strykum.
First winner: Blockade, Gold Coast, May, 1983.
First Group 1 winner: Miss Clipper, Australasian Oaks, April 1986.
Lee Freedman Group 1 winners (to August 2011): 124
First winner: Boredom, Geelong, August 2011.
First Stakes winner: Specter, LR Henry Bucks Stakes, Flemington, September 2011.
First Group 1 winner: Mawingo, Doomben Cup, May 2012.
**Anthony Freedman Group 1 winners: ** 1
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