Moonee Valley Sets The Scene For Free Returns
Freereturn returns to the track this Saturday at Moonee Valley.
Bel Sprinter may be making his Sydney debut but trainer Jason Warren will also be keeping a close eye on his runners in Victoria.
His eye will be on one in particular, a promising Five Year Old son of Rubiton named Freereturn whom is resuming at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Three hours following sprinting star Bel Sprinter races against Rain Affair in the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m), Freereturn will contest in the $70,000 Device Technologies Handicap (1200m).
Freereturn hasn't been raced since completing a winning hat-trick at Sandown on 26 November. His overall record stands at six wins from eight starts.
This will launch the geldings campaign which Warren hopes will lead to a start in the Winter Championship Final in July.
“We gave him a good, solid gallop at Moonee Valley on Tuesday and I couldn't have been happier with his work,” said Warren to racingvictoria.net.au
“The horse is going very well, but he's only had one trial coming into this Saturday so he's probably not at his peak fitness yet.
“He'll improve with the run, but in saying that the horse is a winner and he tries hard every time he goes around.”
Jumping from barrier one with silk Andrew Mallyon aboard. Freereturn currently shares TAB Sportsbet $4 favouritism with another promising galloper, the Doug Harrison-trained It's Crunch Time, who has won four of his past five.
The Device Technologies Handicap ends the eight race card that includes the open Silver Thomas Handley Mile, Testascana is favourite, while Mitchell McKenzie Stakes winner Amah Rock stands out in the field for the Meadownick Laser Eye Surgery Sprint (1000m).