Roland Garros has shown decent ability over the jumps since his first attempt, and I think that this looks a very winnable race for him.
The Helmet gelding has reeled off plenty of memorable efforts throughout his career, and he ended his last prep with some very impressive jumps performances.
He takes his place in this contest third-up, and following a nice run for second at Pakenham.
The Freedmans will saddle a live chance of winning at The ‘Bool today in Love Takes Time, whose winning claims have been further enhanced by the booking of Jamie Kah.
The Galileo mare raced well last time in, and found form around some handy gallopers in town.
She resumed this time for a smart win in BM64 company at Pakenham, and she will only improve for that effort.
Vanguard saluted for us in Tuesday’s Brierly Steeplechase, and I am confident that he can complete the double in today’s Grand Annual.
The Rip Van Winkle gelding has been nothing short of excellent this time, and he franked a lovely win at Hamilton two back with his tough performance to pip Britannicus here earlier this week.
He’s rock-hard fit, and a repeat of that effort would find him hard to toss again.
I am a big fan of Warning, and I think that the Warrnambool Cup is the perfect race for him.
The Declaration Of War gelding has been a great stayer throughout his career, and won the Victoria Derby most notably back in 2019.
The Freedmans’ placement of this horse in recent seasons has been terrific, and he won both the St Leger and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes most notably last spring.
This is a nice launchpad, and he can have an each-way play at around the $10 mark.