Ker­rin back on Redzel

Herald Sun - - RACING - LIN­COLN MOORE

THE sec­ond high­est earn­ing horse in Aus­tralian his­tory can com­plete a fab­u­lous Flem­ing­ton car­ni­val for cham­pion jockey Ker­rin McEvoy to­day.

The three-time Mel­bourne Cup win­ning rider will part­ner Redzel, who trails only Winx ($22.3 mil­lion) for earn­ings with more than $15.3m in the bank, in the $1m VRC Sprint Clas­sic.

Redzel boasts an im­pos­ing record at Flem­ing­ton. He won down the straight on Oaks Day in 2016 and he beat a hot field that in­cluded Chau­tauqua and Vega Magic in this race last year be­fore fin­ish­ing run­ner-up be­hind Red­kirk War­rior in the Group 1 Light­ing Stakes in Fe­bru­ary.

McEvoy re­turned to Syd­ney to ride Redzel in a re­cent Rosehill bar­rier trail and said the sprinter was in good shape.

“Redzel felt great in the trial, he cer­tainly hasn’t gone back­wards since The Ever­est,’’ McEvoy said.

“He’s in the zone and he does en­joy rac­ing down the Flem­ing­ton straight.”

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