Redzel 'spot on' for The Everest
The Snowden stable is confident of Redzel's chances in the $10m, The Everest (1200m) after the five-year-old Snitzel gelding both worked well at Randwick on Tuesday and later in the day drew barrier four for Saturday's feature race.
Redzel and Hugh Bowman winning the Group 2 The Shorts at Randwick, picture Sportpix.com.au
Triple Crown, managers of the Group 1 winner, reported on Tuesday that Redzel produced a solid piece of work in his final gallop early on Tuesday morning.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden was pleased with the work and says Redzel is 'spot on' to produce his best in the rich sprint.
“He was very shop this morning and worked very strongly,” said Snowden.
“He has pulled up very well from the work and Kerrin gave him an excellent report. He is spot on for Saturday and I am really happy with him.
"He has had a good three weeks since his last start and we know he is at his frightening best when a month between races.
“He looks well and I could not be happier with how he worked this morning. We are all hoping for a good result on Saturday.
“It is a good draw, we are very happy to be positioned there. The horse has good gate speed in any case, but there is the potential for a fair bit of speed in the race and barrier four gives us various options.
“It is exciting heading into the weekend and the euphoria around the race has been huge. Let’s hope he can get the job done on Saturday," he said.
Redzel goes into the first running of the slot based race off two impressive wins at Randwick, first in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes over 1100m on September 2nd and secondly in the Group 2 The Shorts over 1100m on September 16th.
In the Concorde Stakes he led all the way clipping the clock at 32.91 for the final 600m and in the Shorts he ran one of the four emergences, Ball Of Muscle, off his feet recording an even quicker time of 32.84 for the final 600m.
Kerrin McEvoy rode Redzel in the Concorde Stakes and after being in Melbourne for The Shorts returns for The Everest.
Redzel has already earned his large and enthusiastic ownership group $1.3 million from his nine wins and five placings from 19 starts and Saturday may well see that figure surge.
He is currently on the fourth line of TAB.com.au's market at $7.00 with She Will Reign the favourite at $4.60 followed by Vega Magic, at $5.50 and in from $6.00 with one wager on Tuesday recorded at $20,000 at $6, and Chautauqua at $6.00.