Former West Australian trained Disposition is ready to prove himself at Group 1 level when he lines up in Saturday’s $400,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Disposition was having his first start for Lee and Anthony Freedman when he won the Listed $120,000 The Sofitel (1400m) at Flemington on September 12 and left a huge impression with the stable.
Lee Freedman can see a whole lot of improvement in the four year old and said that he is ready to mix it with the best at the highest level following his first up win for the stable.
“We were pleased to get that out of the road,” Lee Freedman told AAP.
“He’s got all the hallmarks of a good horse.”
“Now’s his time to prove it.”
“He wasn’t wound right up for that race and he still managed to win it. He’s improved from that and he’ll go to Caulfield next Saturday and I think will run very, very well.
“He’s threatened to be a Group One horse for a little while now and I’m hoping next Saturday, whilst he’s down in the weights being a handicap, he can achieve it.”
Disposition was tested in Group 1 company as a three year old against the older horses at weight for age during the 2014 Perth Summer Carnival and ran a mighty race to be beaten in a close finish when second to the Chris Waller trained Moriarty in the Group 1 $500,000 TAB Touch – Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot.
The Reset colt was then transferred to Mornington trainer Wez Hunter for the 2015 Melbourne Autumn Carnival which produced a second to Wandjina in the Group 3 $150,000 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21 followed by a fourth to Watermans Bay in the Group 3 $150,000 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield on April 4.
Premiership winning jockey Damien Oliver had his first ride on Disposition in The Sofitel and Freedman said that the champion jockey will have the mount again in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes if the handicapper give s him 54kg or more.
“I think he if gets 54 (kilos) Damien will ride him,” Freedman said.
Disposition is the winner of five races from nine starts and includes four wins in Western Australia as he worked his way up through the classes.