Disposition Now Trained By Team Freedman

Disposition has been transferred from the care of Wez Hunter and is now being prepared for the 2015 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival by Team Freedman.

Disposition (inside) finished second behind Wandjina in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Disposition (inside) finished second behind Wandjina in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Disposition started his racing career under the care of Grant Williams in Perth and he recorded four wins from his six race starts, but owner Bob Peters elected to send the Reset gelding to his stable at Pinecliff ahead of the 2015 Melbourne Festival Of Racing.

The rising four-year-old stamped himself as a leading contender for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) when he finished a narrow second behind Wandjina in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21, but he was ruled out of the race after he tore off some skin in a fall just three days before the race.

The minor injury derailed the autumn campaign of Disposition and he was not seen at the races again until he finished fourth behind Watermans Bay in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on April 4.

Disposition originally returned to the Hunter stable after a stint in the spelling paddock, but Peters told Racing.com that he sent the Group 1 placegetter to the Freedmans, so the horse would continue to be trained at Pinecliff on the Mornington Peninsula.

“I sent him over there to be trained in that environment and that’s what he’s going to continue to do,” Peters said.

Disposition made his racing debut with a dominant victory in the Provident Financial Services Maiden (1000m) at Northam on September 21 and he claimed another easy win in the Westspeed Handicap (1000m) at Belmont Park on October 1.

Williams gave Disposition a maiden chance at black-type level in the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on October 18 and he proved far too good for Fuld’s Best and Cuanzo before he made it four wins on the trot in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) at the same venue on November 8.

Disposition suffered his maiden race defeat when he was unable to run down Rommel in the Group 2 Western Australian Guineas (1600m) on Super Saturday and he was narrowly denied a maiden win at Group 1 level by imported galloper Moriarty when he took on the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at the same venue a fortnight later.

Team Freedman are yet to decide on the path that Disposition will follow during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival, but races like the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday October 10 and the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 24 could both be on the agenda for the gelding.

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