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Trelawney score Aussie double

Trelawney Stud added two new winners to their tally on Wednesday after Samiam Seussie and Genuine Al provided the Cambridge-based farm a winning Australian double.

The Richard and Michael Freedman trained Samiam Seussie was having just her second start after finishing unplaced at Kembla Grange earlier this month.

Racing in the Trelawney Stud silks Samiam Seussie defied her $21 start price to win the Iron Jack Handicap (1250m) at Canterbury Park for two-year-old fillies by 2-1/4-lengths under Jason Collett.

Co-trainer Michael Freedman was not surprised to see her make her presence felt despite disappointing last start.

"She was a bit of an unknown on the Heavy9 but I've always had a bit of an opinion of her," he said.

"I was a little bit disappointed the way she went first-up at Kembla but she was just very green and new and missed the start badly.

"Whilst the price might say it was a bit of a surprise, I wasn't totally shocked."

Freedman was encouraged by the run and will send her for a spell before bringing her back to with an aim to step up in distance.

"I said to Brent and Cherry Taylor this morning I think she is a filly that will only improve as the races get a bit longer," Freedman said.

"She is was pretty green still today, she did quite a bit wrong, so I think she can go for a bit of a break now and come back.

"I think she is a filly with a bit of a future."

Purchased at the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale, Samiam Seussie is raced by Brent and Cherry Taylor in partnership with Faith Taylor, Scott Malcolm and Jane Taylor.

Further north at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club Genuine Al scored on debut over 1300m under a bold front-running ride from Stephanie Lacy.

Bred by Trelawney Stud, Genuine Al is a son of the late Atlante. He was purchased by trainer Paul Duncan out of Diamond Lodge’s 2018 Ready To Run draft for $75,000.

Duncan said Genuine Al had been staying bloodlines on both sides of his family.

“Atlante has had a lot success in New Zealand and Genuine Al’s dam Genuine Offer won up to 2500m,” Duncan said.

“I got Genuine Al at the New Zealand ready to run sales. He has been a bit of a handful but Stephanie (Lacy) has helped get him right."