Robert Hickmott, the new trainer for this year’s German Derby (Gr 1, 2400m) runner-up Django Freeman (Campanologist), plans to start his European acquisition first-up in the Turnbull Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) at Flemington. Django Freeman, who was purchased by agent Suman Hedge last year, arrives in Australia next month and will head to Hickmott’s Caulfield stables once he completes quarantine. "Flemington is a big, flat track for him and he's a big striding animal,” Hickmott said. "That will be ideal for him and it probably gives us a guide on where he sits in the scheme of things as well, whether we go to the Cups or if he happens to win the Turnbull he could go to the Cox Plate with the big bonuses."
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