Lee and Anthony Freedman are poised to add another gun import to their stable with German Derby hopeful Shimrano set to make the move to Australia.

Owned by Australian interests, Shimrano scored an impressive victory on Monday night in the German Derby Trial and Lee Freedman certainly took note.

“It’s very exciting for the crew, who are predominantly the owners of Our Ivanhowe, to win the German Derby Trial and hopefully they can go in with a live chance in the German Derby now,” Freedman told Racing.com’s Racing Ahead on RSN.

“He was a very promising two-year-old ... he won his first start in a 1600m maiden by a big distance.

“The thing that appealed to us also was the fact he’s by Monsun, who of course has sired the past two Melbourne Cup winners.

“Being a two-year-old there was no point in bringing him out here so the view was to run him right through until the German Derby and then make some decisions.

“Any number of things could happen (post the German Derby) but I believe the initial response is that he will eventually come to Australia.”