Lee Freedman puts faith in Charles In Charge   Leave a comment

Lee Freedman puts faith in Charles In Charge

Charles In Charge has headed north after winning at Caulfield last start.

Charles In Charge has headed north after winning at Caulfield last start. Source: Getty Images

LEE Freedman is chasing his first Sydney winner since coming out of retirement with Charles In Charge in the Get Well Glenn Handicap (1200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

The Hall of Fame trainer shocked Australian racing in 2011 when he announced he was quitting after a magnificent career that netted 124 Group 1 wins — including five Melbourne Cups, four Golden Slippers, four Caulfield Cups and two Cox Plates.

Freedman, 58, was widely expected to return to the training ranks sooner rather than later but he spent more than three years away from the sport before revealing late last year he was forming a training team with his brother Anthony.

The Freedman brothers are back in a big way, training 43 winners since December and vaulting into the top 10 on the Melbourne trainers’ ladder.

Charles In Charge is a two-time winner, including a game effort to hold off Inspector at Caulfield last start.

Trainer Lee Freedman is chasing his first Sydney winner since returning from retirement.

Trainer Lee Freedman is chasing his first Sydney winner since returning from retirement. Picture: Mark Dadswell Source:News Corp Australia

Freedman felt the heavy track at Royal Randwick would suit Charles In Charge and he has offset the sprinter’s 58kg by engaging Sydney’s leading apprentice, Winona Costin, who still claims 2kg.

“Charles In Charge hasn’t had many opportunities in his life to run on a heavy track, the only time he did he won (Sandown),’’ Freedman said. “This looks a reasonable race and we feel he is a definite chance.

“It is the right ratings band and with the claim for Winona and the horse’s ability on wet tracks, he should run well.’’

Freedman will stay in Melbourne on Saturday where he will saddle up Reparations in the Listed $120,000 The Straight Six (1200m) at Flemington.

Originally published as Charles to charge for Freedman

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Posted May 23, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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