Super start for Junior in Singapore

Trainern Michael Freedman has another Super horse ready to make an impact in Singapore.

Freedman’s champion colt Super Easy improved his record to a perfect 11 from 11 in last Sunday’s G3 Paititi Gold Trophy (1200m) and this week he unveiled Super Junior to win a trial by six lengths at Kranji.

Super Junior (2c Darci Brahma – Summary by Tierce) is by the same sire and is raced by the same connections as Super Easy.  The colt has already drawn plenty of hype and Freedman is in two minds whether to start him first-up in the G3 Magic Millions Juvenile on Sunday week, July 29.

“It’s quite a big ask to get a two-year-old to have his first race in a race as important as the Juvenile,” Freedman said.  “Besides, I’ve already got Empire Bay and Super Good nominated and they are both last start winners.”

Joy N Happiness Stable owners Andre Lim and Hong Ying Kwee paid $100,000 for Super Junior from the Pencarrow Stud draft at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock Karaka yearling sale.  “We left him in New Zealand a bit longer to let him mature further,” Freedman added.  “He has a lovely temperament and that to me is one of the qualities of a good horse.

“He was very laid back and lazy when he got here.  That was why I decided to put a set of blinkers on him for the trial and that straightened him up.”

Super Junior is a half-brother to Shikoba (Chief Bearhart) who was Champion 3YO Kiwi Filly in 2005-06.  They are out of a half-sister to the dam of G1 winning mare Melito (Redoute’s Choice).