Byrne claims elu­sive Group 1 as Redzel adds to Snow­den bounty

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - MARK OBERHARDT

TRAINER Peter Snow­den and jockey Jim Byrne’s at­ten­tion to de­tail paid off for Redzel when the geld­ing scored an all-the-way win in the 1200m Group 1.

Redzel ($9) went straight to the lead and ran the field off their feet to score by a half-length from Coun­ter­at­tack ($10) with a neck to Der­ryn ($9) in third. Favourite Rus­sian Rev­o­lu­tion ($3.20), a sta­ble­mate of Redzel, had ev­ery chance be­fore fin­ish­ing fourth.

It is the third time Snow­den has won the 10,000 af­ter Beaded (2011) and Epaulette (2013).

But yes­ter­day, it was the first time he had shared a Doomben 10,000 win with his son, Paul.

“We didn’t think there was much be­tween Redzel and Rus­sian Rev­o­lu­tion af­ter they ran the quinella in the Group 1 The Gal­axy in the au­tumn,” Snow­den said. “They had both tri­alled well and they had both done well here.”

Snow­den said Redzel would be spelled with a spring car­ni­val cam­paign planned.

“He has done a good job and has got his de­served Group 1,’’ Snow­den said. “He can have a rest.”

Snow­den also paid trib­ute to Byrne’s ef­forts. “He got Redzel out and made them run his race,’’ he said. “We went through the de­tails about 27,000 times in the lead-up to the race.”

It was the third Group 1 win this sea­son for the Snow­dens who have a big team in Bris­bane for the win­ter.

For Byrne, it was his first win in the Doomben 10,000 and his first Group 1 since Riva San claimed the 2008 Queensland Derby.

A beam­ing Jim Byrne.

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