McEvoy back aboard Redzel

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE sec­ond- rich­est horse in Aus­tralian rac­ing his­tory can com­plete a fab­u­lous Flem­ing­ton Car­ni­val for cham­pion South Aus­tralian jockey Ker­rin McEvoy to­day.

The three- time Mel­bourne Cup- win­ning rider will be back aboard one of his favourite horses, Redzel, who trails only Winx ($ 22.3 mil­lion) in ca­reer earn­ings with more than $ 15.3 mil­lion in the bank, in to­day’s $ 1 mil­lion VRC Sprint Clas­sic.

McEvoy, who has based him­self in Mel­bourne dur­ing the Mel­bourne Spring Car­ni­val, re­turned to Syd­ney to ride Redzel in a re­cent Rose­hill bar­rier trial and said the star sprinter was in good shape for his re­turn to Mel­bourne.

“Redzel felt great in the trial; he cer­tainly hasn’t gone back­wards since The Ever­est,’’ McEvoy said. “He’s in the zone at the mo­ment and he does en­joy rac­ing down the Flem­ing­ton straight.”

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