|Leading Melbourne trainer Lee Freedman is confident the best is
still to come with this season's AJC Derby winner Don Eduardo.
While saying the colt has returned to work in great style, the leading mentor is
still unsure where the colt would be headed toward at the end of the year.
Owned by Gooree Park Stud's Eduardo Cojuangco, Don Eduardo
is a chance of emulating Better Loosen Up as Australia's only Japan Cup winner later in
the year. However, it is understood Freedman is favouring a tilt at the Melbourne Cup.
A record breaking yearling in New Zealand, Don Eduardo has
been back in work for seven weeks with Freedman.
"He's been back in the stable for seven weeks and he looks
tremendous," Freedman said.
"He's really strengthened well in his break since
winning the (AJC) Derby in Sydney."
The colt, who is by Zabeel and a three quarter brother to
the champion Octagonal, is expected to trial in about three weeks before being aimed at an
early weight-for-age campaign before his Cup target.
Don Eduardo is one of the early favourites for the
Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and is also high in the market for the Cox Plate in October.
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