Super One To Join Team Freedman Before 2015 Spring Racing Carnival

Singapore’s leading juvenile Super One is set to join Team Freedman in Australia for a 2015 Spring Racing Carnival campaign.

Craig Newitt partnered Super One in the first three race starts of his career. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Craig Newitt partnered Super One in the first three race starts of his career. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Super One stamped himself as the best two-year-old in Singapore when he took out the Group 3 Juvenile Championship (1200m) in dominant fashion at Kranji on July 26 and trainer Michael Freedman – the brother of Lee and Anthony – declared that the son of I Am Invincible would head to Australia for the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day.

Lee Freedman revealed this morning that Super One would head to Australia and join his team in September and he told Racing Ahead that the colt would likely remain in Australia for the rest of his racing career in order to enhance his value as a stallion prospect.

“He will likely come out around about when Werribee opens for the other overseas horses in the third week of September,” Freedman said.

“That is the plan at this stage and whether he has another run there or not is yet to be decided.

“He will more than likely come here and we will work it out as we go along.

“It very much depends on what transpires in the next couple of weeks, there are some fairly exotic offers in to buy a portion of the horse and if that did occur he would likely not return to Singapore and he would try and increase his reputation here.”

Super One made his racing debut with an impressive win in the Make Your Own Magic Stakes (1100m) at Kranji on April 12 and he went on to take out the IRT Juvenile Stakes (1200m) on May 3, the Group 2 Golden Horseshoe (1200m) on May 15 and the Juvenile Championship in dominant fashion.

Freedman admits that there are question marks over the calibre of opposition that Super One has faced during his racing career to date, but he believes the undefeated colt gives every impression that he can be competitive in a race like the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

“He looks good,” Freedman said.

“I don’t know much more about the horse than Michael tells me and what I see for myself, but all the reports from the horse are that he is very exciting.

“We don’t know what he is bearing, but he is flogging whatever he is beating and running good time.”

The Freedmans are chasing their third win in the Coolmore Stud Stakes after previously taking out the event with Encosta De Lago in 1996 and Alinghi in 2005.

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