Singapore star Super One has had his colours lowered for the first time, finishing second to older sprinter General Jackson in the Apache Cat Classic.
The champion juvenile in Singapore, Super One had four wins to his name before Sunday’s 1000m-race at Cranbourne.
The colt was sent out the $2.10 favourite and raced outside General Jackson ($16) and looked ready to pounce at the top of the straight.
But the leader kicked and finished off the race three-quarters of a length clear.
“On face value he was a little bit disappointing,” Freedman said.
“He had his chance sitting outside the winner.
“But fitness-wise there is a bit to come with him so I’ll reserve judgment.”
The colt was ridden by Craig Newitt who was aboard for his first three wins in his homeland.
“He lacked a bit of concentration,” Newitt said.
“It’s disappointing he didn’t get the job done.”
Super One’s main aim in Melbourne this spring is the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 31.
The winner’s trainer Pat Carey has no ambitious plans for six-year-old General Jackson.
“He got a nice sweet run. He’s a tough old prize fighter,” Carey said.
“This is about his mark. Winning here is a fantastic effort.”
Carey and winning apprentice Patrick Moloney came within a head of taking out the feature double when Kareeming ran second in the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m).
But it was another star apprentice, Michael Dee, who came out on top aboard the John Sadler-trained Digitalism after the pair fought out the race for most of the straight.