Redzel signals Everest summit is within his reach
IF the Everest was held tomorrow, you’d want to be on REDZEL. For what it’s worth, I have RUSSIAN REVOLUTION as my Everest pick and am sticking solid but I must concede that his Snowden Racing stablemate Redzel handled him pretty easily in their 1045m heat at Randwick on Monday.
Redzel’s owners/syndicators, Triple Crown, put out a press release later that day where Peter Snowden confirmed that the horse would likely resume in Shorts at Randwick on September 16 before heading to Melbourne for the Moir at the Valley 13 days later.
Redzel’s heat was a star-studded affair, as mentioned Russian Revolution was runner-up, HAPPY
CLAPPER trialled like a bomb (again) in third, ENGLISH was held together in fourth then came LE ROMAIN, GHISONI, INVINCIBLE GEM and TEASPOON.
Off hand, I can’t nominate a horse that is trialling better in Sydney in recent times than NIETA.
The John Thompson-trained mare (who is three out of three first-up) won a 740m heat at Randwick on Aug. 8 by 4.3-lens and probably went just as well, if not a shade better this time even though her winning margin was 1.8-lens.
It was a very deep heat indeed this time; FELL SWOOP (easy third), PROMPT RESPONSE (closing fourth) whilst the sixth and seventh placed DRACHENFELS and PAJARO both pleased.
Godolphin colt KEMENTARI is the $8 TAB Fixed Odds equal favourite (with Menari) to win this year’s Golden Rose.
The son of Lonhro would have emboldened his backers with his 0.3-lens heat win on Monday but you could make a case that stablemate BEAU GESTE went just as well, perhaps even a shade better.
He might be a bit underrated around town.
Ditto another of Godolphin’s three-year-old colts namely ATARAXIA who finished alongside
IPSO FACTO in their 1045m trial. It wasn’t just the Godolphin colts that impressed on Monday, two of their unraced three-yearold fillies that warrant close attention mid to long term are; FLY
ING and PERSIA. Flying is by that incredibly underrated stallion, Reset, who has sired two Cox Plate winners and a Caulfield Cup winner.
Flying is out of All Time High who won the VATC Thousand Guineas and dam of Zydeco
Wakeful and was runner in the VRC Oaks.
This one has classic filly written all over her and that’s exactly how she gallops.
Tulloch Lodge had a sizeable impact on the morning’s proceedings thanks to sterling performances from likes of HUALALAI, STAMPEDE, REGAL CANNON, HUSSTERICAL and clearly the best of all, WOMAN — the Frankel/More Joyous filly who was jaw droppingly impressive in the last of the 14 heats.
The Snowden-trained Redzel is firing up ahead of a spring campaign