Anthony Freedman has retired his grand sprinter First Command after his unplaced run in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield today.
There was a great sense of satisfaction amongst the Freedman brothers when the Anthony Freedman-trained Matilija made a winning debut at Moonee Valley on February 14.
Just because Mista Spot is by a Golden Slipper winner doesn't mean he was expected to be a jump-and-run juvenile - and that's the case. The son of Sebring, who cost $200,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, is starting to live up to the stout female side of his pedigree.
Flying filly Minaj has given Anthony Freedman the sniff of a new car with a brilliant, speed performance at Moonee Valley on January 31.
Charles In Charge continued his impressive return to form with an impressive all-the-way win at Mornington on Monday.
Veteran sprinter and stable favourite First Command will be out to break new ground when he contests Saturday's $120,000 Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington.
Anthony Freedman reports that his high-class German import Waldpark will run in the $100,000 Benalla Cup (2046m) at Benalla on Sunday if he fails to get a start in Saturday's G1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Astro Miss, an easy winner at Ballarat on Thursday, is headed for better things.
Trainer Anthony Freedman expect his latest German import, Waldpark, to run well in Saturday's Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Season In Review
(for season 2013-14, as at March 10)
Metropolitan (Vic): 9
Provincial (Vic): 22
Strike rate (Vic overall): 13.90%
Listed: 1 - Minaj
CAREER STAKES WINS
Group 1: 1 - Mawingo (GER).
Group 2: 3 - Lucas Cranach (GER), Kazanluk, Zydeco
Group 3: 2 - Crucial, Smokin' Joey.
Listed: 9 - Armed For Action, Boban, Cheyenne Warrior, Cornell, First Command (2), Sabie, Smokin' Joey, Specter, Minaj
ANTHONY FREEDMAN FACTS
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.
Freedman brothers Group 1 winners (to August 2011): 124
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