Freedman stable out to shine at Flemington

The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable are set to unveil a two-year-old Nicconbye in the same race stablemate Argentia scored in on debut.

The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable have a good feel for what is required to win a two-year-old straight race at Flemington in early winter.

The father-and-son training team send out debutant Nicconbye in the Next Generation Sprinters Series (1100m) on Saturday in a race they took honours in 12 months previously.

The Group 3 winning filly Argentia took out the corresponding race on debut last year lowering the colours of Viviane and Invincible Caviar.

Viviane is a two-time winner while Invincible Caviar went to Sale following her debut placing to score but has not raced since.

Sam Freedman said Nicconbye was not in the same league as Argentia, just yet, but described her as a real professional.

“It’s a big ask to win at Flemington at you first start in a race at this time of year,” Freedman said.

“We won the race last year with Argentia and she’s a good filly.

“This one is very quick, very professional but doesn’t have the same scope as Argentia as this stage, but she knows her job which will hold her in good stead.”

The Freedman’s also have Warning accepted to run in the Banjo Patterson Series Handicap (2520m) but are weighing up whether to run on Saturday or head to Brisbane the following week.

The Group 2 Q22 (2200m) is under consideration for the former Group 1 winner of the Victoria Derby.

Warning has had two starts this campaign, finishing sixth first-up in the Warrnambool Cup before a closing fourth in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) on May 14.

“He’s done well out of the Andrew Ramsden, but we may just wait another week,” Freedman said.

“He’s had an interesting prep. We haven’t gone into it with a serious plan, and we’ve played it as it’s happened, but he should run wherever we go.”

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