Nowyousee ready for Freedman debut

A shoeing issue was behind the postponement of Nowyousee’s much-anticipated debut under a new handler, but thankfully, it was nothing too serious as the promising son of O’Reilly will get his chance to put his best foot forward for Lee Freedman this Friday.

Nowyousee was scratched from a Kranji Stakes C race over 1100m on July 20 after he was miss-shod. It was disappointment all round, but such farriery setbacks do happen in racing.

Ten days earlier, the former Ricardo Le Grange-trained three-time winner (1000m to 1100m) came out for his first barrier trial under Freedman’s care. He blew his rivals away by more than nine lengths.

Freedman has got on top of Nowyousee’s feet niggles for his run Friday’s run in the S$80,000 Class 3 race over 1000m where he will be ridden by Vlad Duric.

“The farrier put his shoe too far back, and we had to scratch him. These things happen, it was nothing major anyway, and he’s all good now,” said Freedman.

“He galloped very well this week, and obviously, he was very good in that barrier trial some weeks ago. It’s disappointing he didn’t run that day, but he gets his chance this Friday.

“He has a lot of initial speed, and let’s hope he reproduces his current good form in his race.” -STC


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