Image credit: Steve Hart
By Glenn Davis
Co-trainer Michael Freedman is hoping the cream rises to the top when Forbidden Love attempts to give him his first taste of Magic Millions glory at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Forbidden Love is in the top three of betting for the $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400 metres, and arrived safely on Thursday following a float trip from Sydney.
Freedman, who trains in partnership with brother Richard, also has another chance of Magic Millions success when Elaborate lines-up in the Magic Millions Subzero over 2400 metres.
Forbidden Love is a $5 chance in the Magic Millions Guineas, while Elaborate is on the third line of betting at $6.50 behind $3.60 favourite Ballistic Boy in the Magic Millions Subzero.
As a young man, Freedman was a foreman for his older brother Lee, who along with brothers Richard and Anthony, formed a lethal training partnership which claimed just about every major on the Australian racing calendar.
However, the brothers eventually split to go their own ways leaving Michael to eventually head to Asia.
He trained with great success for eight seasons in Singapore and almost two years in Hong Kong before returning to build a stable in Australia in 2018.
Forbidden Love has taken him on a journey to the Magic Millions Guineas which he hopes will see all the hard work pay off.
The daughter of All Too Hard stamped her credentials for the 1400-metre feature with a last start win in the Listed Gosford Guineas over 1200 metres last month.