Flemington trainer Lee Freedman - now indisputably the dominant force in Australia's feature races - is poised for a rich Melbourne Spring Carnival. Freedman and his stable jockey Steven King, who enjoyed a successful time in Hong Kong last season, combined to win four races at Flemington last Saturday. One of their winners was Rose Of Portland, who was having only her fifth outing and could hardly have been more impressive in scoring by five lengths. In fact she is now being spoken of as another Let's Elope, who completed the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups double in 1991 and was subsequently acclaimed as Australia's champion racehorse. As a result of her easy victory, the odds being bet against Rose Of Portland in the A$1 million Caulfield Cup (2,400 metres) on October 19 and the A$2.2 million Melbourne Cup (3,200 metres) at Flemington on November 5 have been slashed. Rose Of Portland is now on the third line of Caulfield Cup betting at 12-1 - after as much as 80-1 had been offered - and her Melbourne Cup price has been cut from 100-1 to 20-1. 'She is the only horse the punters want at the moment,' said leading bookmaker Michael Eskander. 'At first it was mostly in the Caulfield Cup but now they are after her in the Melbourne Cup as well,' he said. Doriemus - a horse closely aligned with Hong Kong-based Damien Oliver - seems assured of having a significant input for the Freedman stable this spring. The trainer said his winner of last year's Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double had come back 'better than ever' in this preparation. 'He is a horse who has taken time to come to himself,' Freedman went on. 'He is definitely showing the benefit of that now.' But Freedman has still to decide on the primary objective for the six-year-old. At first his mission was to be the A$1.5 million Cox Plate (2,040 metres) at Moonee Valley on October 26. However, after his first-up seventh under Oliver in the Craigless Stakes (1,600 metres) at Flemington, Freedman is now considering setting the horse for an attempt to capture another Melbourne Cup. 'I'll give him another run or two before I decide which way to go with him,' Freedman said of the horse, whose weight of 58 kgs in the Melbourne Cup is five kilograms more than he carried last year. While Steven King will begin riding Doriemus in the Group One A$201,000 Underwood Stakes (2,000 metres) at Caulfield today week, Oliver is hoping for a release from Hong Kong to partner the chestnut in the Cox Plate or the Cup.