Redzel chases sixth consecutive win in Darley Classic

THE EVEREST winner Redzel will be chasing a sixth consecutive win on Saturday as he looks to cement his position as one of the world’s best sprinters in the $1 Million Group 1 Darley Classic at Flemington.

The five-year-old, who is now among the top ten prize-money earners in Australian racing history, drew barrier ten with 14 acceptances for the prestigious 1200m sprint, where he’ll line up against several of his Everest rivals, including runner-up Vega Magic.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden says the Triple Crown charge is in fantastic shape ahead of his bid to claim a second Group 1 success.

“I couldn’t be happier with how the horse has trained on since The Everest,” said Snowden.

“He’s in a fantastic place and is very happy in himself. We’ve given him a month between races again when we know he’s at his very best and he’ll be tough to beat again on Saturday.

“We’ll see how the track plays but we’re happy with the draw as the horse has fantastic gate speed and has already shown that he’s adaptable in leading or tracking the leaders.

“His work on Tuesday was excellent and it’s all systems go for Saturday.”

Last season’s leading son of Champion Sire Snitzel enters the race on a rich vein of form having won his last five races, a run that stretches back to the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes in April and includes the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, as well as the first running of The Everest in October.