Redzel to fol­low a win­ning path

The Sportsman Midweek - - Inside -

A FRESH and well Redzel is only a cou­ple of weeks away from bar­rier trial as train­ers Peter and Paul Snow­den plan a fa­mil­iar path to The Ever­est with the star sprinter.

Redzel won the in­au­gu­ral Ever­est at Rand­wick last Oc­to­ber and again has this year’s $13 mil­lion sprint as his main spring tar­get at third run in from a spell.

Peter Snow­den said Redzel was able to have a good four weeks off af­ter his close fourth in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 May and is de­lighted with

way the sprinter is build­ing up for his spring cam­paign. “He re­ally en­joyed that month off,” Snow­den said.

went straight out af­ter the 10,000 and had four weeks up in Bris­bane in the sun which was fan­tas­tic. He’s very fresh at the mo­ment.”

Snow­den said Redzel was sched­uled to step out in a bar­rier trial at Gos­ford on Au­gust 6 or Rose­hill a day later.

“His first start will be the first of Septem­ber in the Con­corde Stakes,” Snow­den said.

“Then he’ll run two weeks later in The Shorts and then he’ll have a month be­tween The Shorts and The Ever­est with a trial in be­tween.”

Redzel won the Con­corde Stakes and The Shorts last spring be­fore win­ning The Ever­est Snow­den de­cided not to al­ter that pro­gram.

“I was go­ing to do it a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ently, but works out that I can do the same thing as last year,” he said.

“It worked so well last year so we’ll try to get him in a sim­i­lar vein this year.”

Redzel runs in the slot of Yu­long In­vest­ments in this year’s Ever­est.

He won last year’s race when he ran in the slot held by James Har­ron Blood­stock.

Redzel is near­ing a bar­rier trial as he pre­pares to de­fend his Ever­est crown.

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