Ever­est hero set for Sprint Clas­sic

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DUAL Ever­est win­ner REDZEL is spot on and ready to roar in this week­end’s Group 1 sprint at Flem­ing­ton af­ter a bril­liant trial win at Rand­wick on Tues­day morn­ing.

The $15.3m win­ner, blink­ers on, led the fence through­out tak­ing 850m heat by three- quar­ters of a length with very lit­tle fuss – as usual.

There were cou­ple of eye catch­ers be­hind the Triple Crown gun namely last start Syd­ney Stakes win­ner PIER­ATA who was a clos­ing but dis­tant three and quar­ter length third.

What a run by LUVALUVA though.

John Sar­gent’s 2017 Wake­ful Stakes win­ner was giv­ing away a big head start to Redzel and oth­ers prior on straight­en­ing but was rock­et­ing the line just a half-length be­hind Pier­ata.

Back to Triple Crown and the Snow­dens now to high­light two of theirs in SMARTEDGE and REELEM IN RUBY.

Smartedge con­tested what was more a jump- out than a trial – the 10 run­ners cross the line with mere three and three- quar­ter length cov­er­ing them – but Smartedge was ab­so­lutely cruis­ing clock­ing on one and three- quar­ter lengths from the heat win­ner, OUR BELISA, from the John Thomp­son camp.

Reelem in Ruby mean­while has al­ways shown a fair bit of tal­ent and her ef­fort to run down THE ART OF THE BAR from the 200m the post was a tremen­dously en­cour­ag­ing per­for­mance on her part.

Still on the Snow­dens, Peter and Paul would have been de­lighted with the runs of two of their un­raced two-year- old’s namely PA­PAL WAR­RIOR and SMART CON­SORT.

The Snow­dens de­liv­ered a su­per­fecta in Heat 9 with the first six over the line in­clud­ing Pa­pal War­rior who was long neck sec­ond to JONAH who ran Time To Reign at Rose­hill last Satur­day.

If you thought a ‘Big 6’ was in­cred­i­ble, then wait, there’s more, be­cause just ten min­utes later the Snow­dens sad­dled up a Mag­nif­i­cent Seven no less!

All of them were good to vary­ing de­grees but we es­pe­cially liked the run of the win­ner SMART CON­SORT who is a su­perbly bred colt by Smart Mis­sile.

The colt is out of Gos­ford Slip­per win­ner Ul­ti­mate Fever whose three win­ning off­spring in­clude the Team Hawkes stakes-win­ners, Sprightly Lass and Le Cor­don Bleu as well as the Canon­bury run­ner-up Strato­sphere.

One other from camp be­fore mov­ing on is SNIP­PETS

LAND who was third to sta­ble­mate CHABREET who goes around with an un­de­ni­able chance of win­ning at Flem­ing­ton to­day.

Mark Newn­ham had rea­son to smile last week af­ter the re­spec­tive ef­forts of AN­TO­NIO and ON THE TOP, both of whom won their heats.

An­to­nio is a Ge­orge Al­tomonte owned and bred son of I Am In­vin­ci­ble was tipped out af­ter a fad­ing but not dis­graced fourth to Wag­ner and co in Can­ter­bury mid­weeker on Au­gust 29.

On The Top mean­while is ‘7x8’ at present but rest as­sured, the son of Your Song in­fin­itely bet­ter than that and he’ll prove so.

Les Bridge – trainer of 1987 Mel­bourne Cup win­ner, Ken­sei, was to the fore last Tues­day with a cou­ple of nice horses in SEA­SONS and the un­raced three-year- old geld­ing GO FOR GOLD.

Sea­sons was a two length sec­ond in the heat won by the afore­men­tioned Flem­ing­ton hope­ful Chabreet and it was a rip­ping good trial on her part.

As for Go For Gold, ku­dos to him given that he was able to win this, his first trial and boy did he do it the hard way.

Back and wide through­out, once bal­anced up in the straight he re­ally got his head on and fin­ished over the top to win by a nose but in truth was more im­pres­sive than some horses that win by four or five lengths.

There was no bet­ter bred horse at th­ese heats, or for most heats you can name ac­tu­ally, than EXHILARATES.

She is one of those rare Godol­phin year­ling sale buys, in her case, it was $ 600,000 at the Magic Mil­lions.

She is the first foal of the Blue Di­a­mond win­ner and Golden Slip­per run­ner-up Sa­maready and is also a daugh­ter of Snitzel.

Exhilarates ran sec­ond to CRYS­TAL FALLS in her heat but was fan­tas­tic ev­ery­thing she did.

The win­ner by the way is a John Sar­gent trained filly (first trial) Medaglia D’oro and half to Elite Falls who like Sa­maready is a More Than Ready Golden Slip­per placeget­ter.

Redzel looks primed for the Group 1 VRC Sprint Clas­sic at Flem­ing­ton.

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