Lyre is one among solely 5 two-year-olds that Freedman trains for Godolphin and he or she is the one one of many quintet to have raced. As an in depth relation to the Godolphin’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending, and now a gaggle 1 winner herself, Lyre is among the Most worthy horses in coaching.
“She’s a high quality filly. She was unfortunate in her first run, arguably she could possibly be unbeaten. She’s stored coming and coming and bettering. They ran pretty good time, and he or she was the strongest – proper place, proper time,” mentioned Freedman after the race.
Lyre had impressed in a December jumpout however had been unfortunate in her debut begin, ending fifth at Flemington.
She has now received three on the spin however the coach will not be certain whether or not to press on with a Golden Slipper marketing campaign.
“She was nice in the present day. She was most likely additional again than I needed however all’s properly that ends properly,” Freedman mentioned.
“We are going to see how she pulls up. She’s had 4 good runs from January 1 by means of to now. 4 runs in eight weeks so we’ll take inventory of in the present day and see what occurs.”
Currie has made it two group 1 wins at consecutive Caulfield conferences. The jockey, who’s most carefully related to the Tony McEvoy secure, scored on Manuel when the pair sprang a shock within the Orr Stakes a fortnight in the past, however Lyre, a $10 likelihood, was a a lot simpler winner to seek out.
Freedman mentioned he had booked Currie for the journey when Damian Lane, who had received the Prelude on Lyre, couldn’t take the mount as he had dedicated to Loving Gaby.
“Damian Lane couldn’t journey her, he had dedicated to the favorite weeks in the past, so he was out of the image after which we regarded round.
“I’ve at all times admired Luke’s capability. I believe he rides two-year-olds very properly and he appears to journey right here very properly, so I had no drawback in placing him on.”
The win was additionally a late birthday reward for Freedman’s son Sam.
“Sam is taking quite a lot of the stress off, [doing] the stuff that’s not my forte.
“He’s very eager, he is actual passionate. He had his 23rd birthday on Thursday so it was a very good current for him.”
Michael Lynch is The Age’s chief soccer reporter and in addition stories on motor sport and horseracing