Strong showing: James McDonald riding Hazard wins  at Doomben earlier this month.Strong showing: James McDonald riding Hazard wins at Doomben earlier this month. Photo: Tertius Pickard

Routine and relationships – of the human variety rather than with the horse – is what Lee Freedman has most enjoyed about a training renaissance.

Preparing winners has always come naturally for the five-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer – this time in partnership with brother Anthony after ending his own three-year exile – and the “box set” is awaiting completion when Hazard lines up in the Tatt’s Tiara on the Gold Coast on Saturday, the final group 1 of the season.