Everest Champion Redzel dominates trial in lead up to Concorde

THE EVEREST Champion Redzel would have caught the eye of his Everest rivals as he dominated a trial at Rosehill Gardens on Monday morning, winning by 2.3 lengths to dual Group 1 runner-up Champagne Cuddles, with fellow Everest contenders Trapeze Artist and English back in fourth and fifth respectively.

Springing out the gates to take up the running in the 1000m trial, Redzel led from start to finish to clock a time of 59.7 seconds on the course proper, coming home in 34.1 seconds for the last 600m.

The NSW Sprinter of the Year is following the same lead up which saw him crowned winner of the world’s richest race on turf in 2017, and will kick off his preparation on September 1 in The Concorde Stakes at Royal Randwick over the 1000m, a trip which he holds the track record for at Randwick after clocking a sensational time of 55.73 to win the Challenge Stakes in March this year.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was happy with what he saw in Monday’s trial. “He had a good trial today and he’s now ready for the races.

“He was good at the finish when just asked to quicken that last furlong. He’s had a nice little blow and that should see him come on nicely for his run on Saturday week in The Concorde Stakes.”