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Melbourne-Bound Super One Enters Quarantine
Trainer Michael Freedman has provided an update on boom Singapore colt Super One (I Am Invincible-Tails Wins, by Tale of the Cat) who entered quarantine yesterday ahead of his trip to Australia for the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on 31 October. The Australian-bred 3YO extended his unbeaten record to four when scoring an explosive 5-length win in the Gr3 Juvenile Championship (1200m) at Kranji on 26 July, and will now make the trip to Melbourne to take on Australia's best 3YO sprinters in the stallion-making Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby day. "Touch wood, so far so good. Since his last start he's had an official trial on the polytrack and an unofficial jump-out on the turf last Saturday, and he had a nice half-mile gallop this morning," Freedman told Sky Sports Radio yesterday. "He just had a nice 800m gallop with a couple of other horses and I was thrilled with how he went. He heads into quarantine a bit later this morning [Thursday morning] and he heads in a pretty fit horse. I'm happy with his condition." Freedman said Super One's training regime will continue whilst in quarantine. "He's not allowed out for the next couple of days but on Monday he'll be back doing some slow work, and the club has been good enough to let me use the course proper," he said. "He'll continue to work as per normal with a couple of extra pieces of fast work thrown in. Hopefully he'll get on the plane pretty fit." Freedman said he is yet to decide whether to give the smart youngster a prep run leading into the Coolmore, or to target the Gr1 first-up. "I'm keeping an open mind," he said. "But if he does have a lead-up run it may be in the Schillaci on Caulfield Guineas day, which is the day that he will finish quarantine at Werribee." Super One is due to arrive in Melbourne on 26 September with the first group of European spring carnival contenders.