Echuca looked to be the biggest New Years Eve party on the Murray and team Freedman got that party started, with a running double featuring It’sbruce and Sacramental.

It’sbruce has been banging the door down to break his maiden and just needed some luck on his side. Freedman expressed his desire to add the blinkers to him third up when stepping out to a mile, believing the addition of the headgear will see great improvement. Freedman explained “We had the horse going really well, ready to peak after his run at Warrnambool in early September but unfortunately Bruce was struck down with a virus. We had to give him a quiet time in the stables for a couple of weeks and then build him back up. It was really pleasing to see him continue to improve, step out to the mile and get a win for the ownership group, who have been so patient with him.”

The son of Dissident was an online purchase by Mr Daniel Webber, their first horse with Mitch and we are thrilled to get a result for Daniel and his ownership team.


The second leg of the Echuca double was exciting first starter, Sacramental. The son of Sacred Falls was purchased from the Karaka Ready To Run sale in conjunction with Roll The Dice Racing and looks to be one to follow in the future. Freedman feels “he is a very promising horse with great upside. Unfortunately, he took a little longer to come up this preparation which ruled out his Spring, but now he is up and going well, we are excited to see where he can measure up through out the Autumn.”

After travelling strongly into the race and exploding away from the field, Sacramental was ‘green as grass’ in the straight, yet won dominantly, eased down in the final 100m. He will take great confidence from that first win and no doubt will keep improving with racing. In the past two seasons, Freedman has had a sharp improving 3yo over the Summer months who makes their way into metropolitan company, could Sacramental be this year’s?