Lee Freedman remains as staunch as ever that Petition is a filly with Stakes-class ability following her win in Tuesday’s $100,000 William Newton VC Handicap at Flemington.
Expensive Foxwedge filly Petition scored a dominant win at Flemington on ANZAC Day and will look to add more Black Type to her record in coming weeks.
Shoals continued her progression to win the Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick
Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe will end his racing days on a career-high with part-owner Rupert Legh confirming that the rising eight-year-old will not race on.
Lee Freedman, his brother Anthony and connections of Our Ivanhowe have been shouting for two years that they just wanted a wet track.
A $1.9 million gamble on a failed racehorse has paid early dividends for two of Australia's largest breeders and owners in Jonathan Munz and John Messara.
Cracking All Too Hard colt, who was a "steal" at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling sale, according to Lee Freedman.
Crocodile Shoes, a promising Irish 4YO colt by a champion sire, is thriving in the hands of Lee and Anthony Freedman since his arrival to Australia late in 2016.
Lee and Anthony Freedman believe they have bought one of the bargains of the Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney.
Season In Review
(for season 2016-17, as at Apr 26)
Metropolitan (Vic): 12
Provincial (Vic): 26
Strike rate (national): 12.72%
Group 1: Our Ivanhowe (Ranvet Stakes)
Group 2: Shoals
Group 3: Shoals
Last season: 65 winners at strike rate of 17.59%
Partnership Group 1 wins: 3 - Malaguerra (2016 BTC Cup); Our Ivanhowe (2017 Ranvet Stakes; 2016 Doomben Cup).
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 (to August 2014): ** 1
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