|Top class galloper Freemason made a well deserved
return to the winner's circle when he proved too strong in the Group Three Humanitarian
Labour Day Cup at Doomben this afternoon.
Hawkes trained galloper, who ran Defier to a head in the recent Group One Queen Elizabeth
Stakes in Sydney, proved too strong for his four rivals.
At the end of the 2040 metre event Freemason and Scott
Galloway had comfortably downed the clear cut second favourite Restless.
Third home was Testa Rossa's half brother Brighter Scene.
Last start winner Regal Tycoon beat one runner home, the Michael Moroney trained
A five-year-old gelding by Grand Lodge, Freemason has now
enhanced his impressive record to read six wins and ten minor placings from 45 starts. His
prizemoney has now jumped to over $1.8 million.
Before today's race Freemason had earned prizemoney in his
previous four starts, all at Group One level in Sydney. His form around the likes of
Universal Prince, Ethereal, Defier and Tie the Knot was first class.
Today's success was his first win since taking the Group
Two Winning Edge Presentation Stakes at Caulfield during the early stages of last year's
Melbourne Spring Carnival.
PIC - Quentin